Bulova 1926 153

Submitted by cmartin on January 28, 2013 - 12:31pm
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The hands are of a blued type of metal. Lapis or sapphire in the winding stem. Engraved on the  front and back. The face where the hands sit has stripes. It has the original band. It looks like the 1922 158 however that watch does not advertise with a metal/gold band.Rumor has it that this watch was a wedding gift to my great grandmother. Their first child was born in 1902. That would place this watch at 1902 or prior if the story holds true.

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1926 Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted February 4, 2013 - 5:16pm

In reply to by William Smith

The wire lugs work nicely for both the ribbon bands (in ads), and bands like you watch now has.

Posted February 4, 2013 - 5:36pm

there is an identical watch on the data base listed as a 1926 154. Janet is the owner. It has the same band . Infact these watches are identical except for serial number. Both  case serial numbers begin with a 6 but I believe her watch has the symbol and mine does not. Since they both have the identical band, I would think the watch was sold with this band. Also, the face is different on both mine  and Janet's watch. Where ours have stripes, the 153 and 154 have a flowery scroll design

William Smith
Posted February 4, 2013 - 5:50pm

In reply to by cmartin

I'm checking Janet's watch now.  Also looks like your movement has a serial number.  Maybe 192050?  Can't quite make it out in your movement picture. 
Edit: Janets watch and your watch look identical (short of no date code on your movement).  Even the movement SN's are very close, if I'm reading your movement SN correctly.  
Janet's is:Movement Serial No.: 192234

Still trying to figure out why your example isa tentative model 153 and Janets is tentative model 154.  

Posted February 4, 2013 - 6:07pm

it looks like the number you mention is 192030.

Posted February 4, 2013 - 6:38pm

Janets was ID'd before the 153/154 ad was found.
It is possible the bands were added when bought, but we have no ads with these watches/band combination, so no proof of that.

William Smith
Posted February 4, 2013 - 6:42pm

In reply to by bobbee

We can't see much of Janet's band either...just where it attaches to the wire lugs in with a similar "clip and ring"

Posted February 4, 2013 - 7:11pm

Thank you for all your help with this. I also see a 1921 158 with the same face as Janet and my watches.  Of course the serial numbers etc do not match up. As mentioned before the ads show the 1926 153 and 154 without stripes on the middle face.

Posted February 5, 2013 - 2:27am

It is a thought, not a fact, that maybe the dials differed for plated and solid gold models, and the advertized models were the solid gold ones.