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Bulova 1926 Empress

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1926

Movement Symbol: 

Triangle

Movement Model: 

6AF

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

65994

Case Serial No.: 

none

Case shape: 

Other

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This Bulova Empress belonged to my grandmother; she received it as a college graduation gift  in 1929.  Watch runs, and loses less than 1 minute/day. The strap is a white gold/sterling LaPetite, with a 1941 patent number.

The interior of the case back is stamped "14K", and has two hand scribed figures; "M15218" and "210-D".

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1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
1926 Bulova watch
Alex
Panel Member
Posted March 6, 2018 - 10:41pm

A very nice Bulova Empress. With its US$49.50 back then,it was competitively priced giving good value to the customer and having high emotional value now for the owner. 

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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 7, 2018 - 10:28pm

For anyone interested in such things, that translates into over $700USD in today's money. The way I think about this, I compare the quality in watches today that are in the same price range. The major difference is, today we have quite a bit more choice- there are quartzes (32K) and superquartzes (262K) and auto-quartzes as well as quartzes that charge themselves with light, utilizing capacitors instead of batteries. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 7, 2018 - 3:04am

Jlovaas, plesse try and rename your photos to be .jpg

jlovaas
Posted March 7, 2018 - 4:50pm

For some reason, the server doesn't recognize 3 of my 6 images as .jpg files- even though I took all 6 photos at the same time, using the same device.  Will work on this.

 

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 7, 2018 - 8:42pm

Very strange.

jlovaas
Posted March 7, 2018 - 9:17pm

Here are the rest of the photos- uploading from a laptop...

 

 

 

 

 

donegd
Posted March 8, 2018 - 5:29am

Hi Rev Bob

You forgot to mention that today  Mechanical autos watches normally cost an awful lot more than than the equiverlent quartz models of the same watches.

 

But I have to admit that is a very nice ladies watch and it looks in excellent condition

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 9, 2018 - 6:42pm

That's a great old'gal.

1926 Bulova Empress it certainly is. You don't have anyone in the family to pass it on to? It would make a lovely family heirloom.

jlovaas
Posted March 9, 2018 - 6:53pm

No- I'm afraid not.  

It's one of several working watches that were in a bank deposit box; if I keep them, they'll simply lay in a drawer. Better that they find a good home that will use them.