Bulova 1923 155

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on August 11, 2012 - 2:18pm
Manufacture Year
1923
Movement Model
10AI
Movement Jewels
16
Movement Serial No.
39831
Case Serial No.
1224210
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
American Standard
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Case measueres 22mm lug to lug x 24mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers. Ornate Silver Dial shows Black printed numerals, Bulova signature and track. Hinged Caseback is stamped as shown. Cabochon Sapphire Crown. Sets, winds and runs.

vintage display ad Dated 1923 - as found.

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FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 11, 2012 - 2:20pm

look Ma, no Hands!

1921 '156'

bobbee
Posted August 11, 2012 - 2:30pm

Nice piece Mark, bet it's almost half 18K by weight in that case! Be nice to get that band renovated, don't see many, if any, cloth bands this old.

EDIT: Case SN looks like it begins with a 4 not a 1 to me.

bobbee
Posted May 16, 2013 - 12:10pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I still think the first number in the case SN looks like a mis-struck 4, and would be closer to the movement's date of post April 1923, due to the company name changing to Bulova Watch co. at that time.

William Smith
Posted August 11, 2012 - 2:28pm

Sure looks like 156 to me.   Wow....I didn't even see the matching buckle.  Score

mybulova_admin
Posted August 11, 2012 - 8:08pm

156. Nice!

Reverend Rob
Posted August 11, 2012 - 11:17pm

Just a word on Gold Filled-In the US, Gold filled for 10k is 1/10 by weight, 12k or higher is 1/20 by weight. It has been governed by the Federal Trade Comission since 1914. Despite what many sellers on eBay may think, melting down or refining gold filled jewellery yields very little gold, especially as many of the scrap pieces are very old and brassed through. 18k GF wears the fastest due to the alloy being slightly softer, and is less common. 

The movt here is our ubiquitous FHF Robert, similar to the AS 340, and both under the ETA umbrella at the time. These movts were extremely common and used by many now-extinct watch companies. I would agree with 156 and 1921. Original crown, nice find. 

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 12, 2012 - 1:04am

Reverand,

Would You happen to know the compatable Bulova Movements which superceed the 10AI, if any?

10AN?

mybulova_admin
Posted August 12, 2012 - 5:20am

The 10AP came before the 10AN funnily enough, so that may have been the movement that superceeded the 10AI.