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Bulova 1923 6754

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Model ID rating explained.
2.604

Manufacture Year: 

1923

Movement Model: 

PPI

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

9356

Case Serial No.: 

none

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Most of the panel might question this watch and deem it non-conforming, but she was too gorgeous to pass up.

The case is a Bulova No.  6754: 18KT White Gold with Platinum top  with ten (10) Sapphires and six (6) Diamonds. The inside of the case is stamped 18K.  (My watch is missing one (1) Diamond at the 6 o'clock position seen in photo 2.)

The dial is not original to the watch - it was replaced at some point in time.  I have since found a used dial with hands (seen in picture no. 2) to restore the watch along with replacing the diamond.

I could not let this beauty go by without restoring it, she is an absolutely gorgeous watch.  The movement PPI (1922 - 1923) is purring like a kitten.  My cost was 135.65 for the watch.

 

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2018 - 1:16pm

Truth beautiful watch, but they will still remain as non-conforming

Alex
Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2018 - 2:03pm

Dear TexasLady, your watch is the 6754. I have seen two case signatures of this watch: one of MP and one of American Standard. I am curious to hear what case signature your watch has. A picture would be helpful, otherwise a precise description of all the text stamped inside. Do I understand correctly that the movement inside is a PPI but it has a dial that is not Bulova as in picture 1? A PPI or 6PPI would indeed be the correct movement for this model. The correct dial would have the "tonneau" shape minute marker as used in the all cases with this shape and also as seen in the ad of this watch but not as your movement in picture 2. It would be certainly worth the while to restore the watch! 

TexasLady
Posted September 4, 2018 - 5:54pm

Hi Alex,

The inside case is stamped: 18MP.  Thank you for the advise on restoring her.  I will follow your advise in her restoration.

TexasLady
Posted September 2, 2018 - 2:43pm

Alex the inside has: 18MP stamped.  I had to use my lighted  magnifying glass to see it.

The Bulova movement is:  PPI

The dial in pic 1 is not a Bulova dial.

TexasLady
Posted September 2, 2018 - 3:28pm

Alex, would this dial work?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2018 - 9:07pm

I'm happy for this watch to be entered as a 6754 despite the dial as I suspect these didn't vary a great deal, if at all.

With regards to the dial, the best one to match the original style of the time will be an (what I call) exploding number dial as shown in the advert above. They will be a little trickier to find but true the the origainality of the watch.

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2018 - 9:22pm

The thing that makes this model interesting is the dial, with its exploding numbers, as Stephen has mentioned. I'd look into maybe getting a dial made for it if one cannot be found, but that's just me....

I'd go with 6754 with non original dial.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 3, 2018 - 2:01pm

As unusual , unique and quite likely rare as this model is, I would be comfortable including it in the Db as a 

1923 Bulova 6754 - noting the dial replacement

We may not see another for a very long time.