Bulova 1925 153

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on May 16, 2022 - 4:45pm
Manufacture Year
1925
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
469813
Case Serial No.
1596889
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This was a "what the heck is that" purchase and has me mesmerized. By case s/n (second number), it's a 1925. Watch appears identical the 153 model, but face sports a recessed machined seconds sub-dial that appears factory original. Movement is a 10AN, which seems pretty unusual for a ladies watch.This one is a real work of art, with a hand engraved dial and highly decorated single hinged case. Jewel on crown is so dark it appears black. It came to me running and keeping time with no band. Case shows literally no wear. Crystal has a edge crack I can live with.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 16, 2022 - 5:12pm

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I took a single piece vintage 11mm cloth strap, cut it in half and sewed it onto the wire lugs.

Alex
Posted May 16, 2022 - 8:47pm

Dear neetstuff, your watch is the 153/154 as only advertised in 1923. It was supplied until 1926 and carried the 10A movement. Your 10AN is a replacement of 1928, the year it received the seconds indicator as used in other ladies' models. 

Alex
Posted May 16, 2022 - 8:53pm

Dear neetstuff, your watch is the 153/154 as only advertised in 1923. It was supplied until 1926 and carried the 10A movement. Your 10AN is a replacement of 1928, the year it received the seconds indicator as used in other ladies' models. 

Kathy L.
Posted May 19, 2022 - 4:38pm

I agree with 153 with replacement dial.  Gorgeous watch and I like it with this replacement.

1925 Bulova 153

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 19, 2022 - 5:02pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

For what it's worth, I just found this one and bezel top engraving appears the same and dial appears to be a match. The only other watch I find with this dial/movement combination is the Juliana that lacks the engraved dial decoration.