Bulova 1926 153

Submitted by Janet on December 1, 2012 - 12:57am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
American Standard Bulova
Crystal details
18mm Round yellowed
Watch Description

Saphire in crown.   Case 25mm from side to side.   28mm lug end to lug end.  Hinged back case.

Identification would be most appreciated.

EDIT: 2013.02.04  First digit of case serial number changed from 0 (zero) to 6, based on confirmation from Janet. 

Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
Posted December 1, 2012 - 9:02am


If the Movement datecode is a Triangle(?) could You double check the Case seriel number, I'd suspect a mis-stamped 6.

Posted December 1, 2012 - 9:57am

We have nothing in the ads DB post-1924 with this case shape, the 154.http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1924-Unknown-469, so your movement may be a swap-out.

With a case SN starting with "0", this watch could and probably does pre-date 1924.

1923 ad snippet. 154 is my vote, dial, case and engraving looks to be a perfect match.

Posted December 1, 2012 - 10:19am

Hi Fifth Ave

I have had a close look at the case and its only the first number that is really hard to see and Yes it could be a mis stamped 6 its hard to tell, but the 0 part looks smaller than the other numbers so it could be the bottom of a 6.    The triangle is next to the click and is also very tiny - I use a magnifier head set to see most things and I can only just see it.

And Bobbee - that advertisment looks exactly like the watch I am holding.

William Smith
Posted December 1, 2012 - 12:01pm

Inside Case Back says Bulova Quality and American Standard.  Common, but now what do we do with the new field from Case Manufacturer.  Known made for Bulova by American Standard. 
Note the similarities to this 1924 154, which although there is no picture of the inside case back, owner double-checked inside case back and gave all markings in the comments field.  It's American Standard only.
vote for 154 from me!

Posted December 1, 2012 - 12:06pm

1926 Case and Movement ?


Posted December 1, 2012 - 12:18pm

Will, I would call the case an American Standard since that's who made it, not Bulova. If someone searches the Case Manufacturer in the watch db for American Standard they are most likely looking for cases like this. Also, the Jonell case are stamped Bulova too.

Posted December 1, 2012 - 12:25pm

Any chance of a better pic of the numbers on the inside of the case back please Janet?


Reverend Rob
Posted December 1, 2012 - 1:47pm

I thought we had determined that Bulova owned American Standard or was even the same company?

Posted December 1, 2012 - 2:08pm

I thought they bought the Company in the 1940's?

Posted December 1, 2012 - 2:08pm

Good point Rob. But for Case Manufacturer searches I think they should be seperate.