Bulova 1927 Mercury

Submitted by Geoff Baker on December 20, 2015 - 2:57pm
Manufacture Year
1927
Movement Model
8AN
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
400911
Case Serial No.
264917
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

Ladies and Gentlemen.......This is a 1927 Bulova Mercury, in solid 14k white gold. Amazing condition with a fabulous Simmons bracelet. This is the first "Mercury" we've seen and it will not surprise me if it's the only one we'll ever see. Engraving is wonderful and unique. I'm not sure if the clam shell display case is original but I've never seen one like it. Just look at that crown! I'm pretty excited about this one, a  true Bulova Treasure! 

Added 12/20/2015

Photos Updated 07/06/2020

Donated to myBulova 10/2019

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Geoff Baker
Posted December 20, 2015 - 3:00pm

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JP
Posted December 20, 2015 - 3:14pm

Mercury. Geoff, you must stop using the way back machine because it is my turn and you have my address so ship it to me please.

 

jabs
Posted December 20, 2015 - 3:47pm

fabulous watch Geoff, you putting out like a magician rabbits from a hat :)

Geoff Baker
Posted December 20, 2015 - 5:44pm

In reply to by jabs

It is a magical watch Jaroslav, like you I have become very particular about what I buy. When I saw this one I knew it would take magic to win the auction but, voila, I did!

jabs
Posted December 21, 2015 - 4:20am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I see this watch for the first time and frankly I'm glad I did not notice auction, otherwise we battling together :)

1955mercury
Posted December 20, 2015 - 5:03pm

I've been searching for one of those for about 5 years. You have the first one I've seen.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 20, 2015 - 5:42pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

Yeah, there are a precious few Bulovas that can truly be called 'rare', I really do think this is one of them.

I cannot tell a lie, I thought about you when I bought it. It would have been a snag for merc to grab the Merc. BTW, it did come from the bay, I've had it for two or three months.

Andersok
Posted December 20, 2015 - 6:14pm

Very handsome design, nice one Geoff. Agree with Mercury.

Regarding the display case, I would date it to the 40s, same shape and gold corners as many of the maroon fabric ones of this period.

plainsmen
Posted December 20, 2015 - 10:06pm

Another stunner Geoff.  Merc... nice watch man.