Bulova 1923 158

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on October 6, 2011 - 12:55pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
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Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
American Standard
Additional Information

Hexagonal Case measures 29mm lug to lug x 24mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Sterling Silver Dial shows Black printed Arabic numerals and Bulova Signature. Hour and Minute Hands are Modern style.

14K American Standard Case.

Cabochon Sapphire Crown.

Fully Serviced 1/2011 by My Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr. Richard Hostetler Jr.

* Vintage display ad Dated 1922.


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Posted October 10, 2011 - 8:33pm

Yep, I had to put mine on the back burner as I'm still trying to shuffel through a "Lot" of 45 (all ladies) Bulovas I recently picked up for (sush, don't tell anyone) $120.00  :-O  $2.66 apiece and nothing after 1952. Even better, is that more than half run and most have the orig. bands. Talk about falling into a pile of sh*t and come out smelling like a Rose...........

Posted October 10, 2011 - 8:52pm

Yes, I'm beginning to like the elaborate artistry of their design and the technology of the time to make the movements so small, the 4 series movements are crazy small.

Posted October 10, 2011 - 8:53pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Nah Fifth, you hate all them early junkers, specially those with all that ugly black enamel crap on em...send them all to me !!!

Posted January 13, 2012 - 12:48pm

What are you using to establish that this watch is from 1921?  The case serial number that is just a theory/speculation at this point?

Posted January 13, 2012 - 12:55pm

The Case seriel number.

Posted January 14, 2012 - 11:21pm

Fifth, what is written near the crown and stem on the movement?

Posted January 15, 2012 - 1:03am


it appears to be a seriel number

Posted January 15, 2012 - 1:11am

My experience shows that serial numbers were used only on movements from 1923. Does anyone else have the same or a different opinion or experience?