Bulova 1924 158

Submitted by QuothWinter on December 14, 2012 - 4:30am
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American Standard
Watch Description

As is, recently bought. I haven't tried to clean it up yet.

Runs, will time for accuracy.

19k rolled gold. Fine bracelet, no markings.

Case marked American Standard, sorry, had a closer look.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 6:32pm


Could You change the Date of manufacture to 1924 please.


Geoff Baker
Posted December 15, 2012 - 6:18am

Unknown, I don't see enough detail or similarities in either ad

William Smith
Posted December 17, 2012 - 7:49pm

yea Unknown from me too....for now.

Posted December 20, 2012 - 6:38am

158ish....is that a model name :-)

Unknown for now.

I'm looking forward to the un-earthing  of these early 1920 adverts. A lot of unknowns will be solved.

William Smith
Posted December 23, 2012 - 3:52pm

Similairity to model 158 noted.  Votes to date:

3  Unknown:  Will, Geoff, Admin.

1 ?? Model 158:  Fifth- Mark, I think you are voting for model 158 and would give two ticks if published as such?

EDIT March 1 2015.  I believe this model in fill will turn out to be 157 if we can find an ad showing this.  For many of these early model numbers, the last digit of model number is even for solids, and odd for fills.

William Smith
Posted July 22, 2015 - 12:20pm

Quothwinter or anyone, can you read what's stamped right under the Am Std Shield and above the 19kRGP hallmarks?

It kinda looks like WARRANTED 

Posted July 22, 2015 - 12:24pm

It looks like it says "1/12" next to the "19K" to me as well.

Posted July 24, 2015 - 9:29pm

Quothwinter, I hope you are reading this. The signature inside the case is quite rare. It would help us a lot if you could make a clear picture or describe what is written. Underneath the shield symbol, we think it says "warrented" and then underneath that "19K 1/12 rolled gold plate".  let us know!

Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:33pm


If like to suggest we update this watch to a  Bulova 157 based on the gold content.

William Smith
Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:40pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I'm good with that update.  No need to run through the red zone to do so, in my opinion.

I'm at two ticks tentative for the 158, but would give three ticks for the 157 ID.