Bulova 1927 Nurse

Submitted by JimDon5822 on December 21, 2022 - 8:30pm
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This is a quite a rare watch and glad to find it.   We have two of  these ID'd as a Nurse watch in DB and this one has the correct hands but the minute track is missing on the dial.  It looks like it was relumed too.  

This is a small stainless steel case marked B.W.C.Co.  Monarch.   The movement is a 10AN with 15J and center second complication but I could not find a date code.   The dial is white with lumed hands and Arabic hour markers but is yellow due to the crystal.   Came with a really nice period bracelet.  The ads are from 1930 I believe showing a 17J movement but it would not surprise me if the earlier watches had 15Js and changed to 17J.


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Kathy L.
Posted December 22, 2022 - 10:56am

Love it Jim!

Bulova Nurse

Posted December 22, 2022 - 11:14am

Beauty Jim. I really like the early medical watches. A match to this one, https://mybulova.com/watches/1930-nurse-10155 except the dial. Based on serial number proximity to above linked that bears a 1930 marked 15J, I'm good with

1927. Bulova Nurse 

Posted December 22, 2022 - 8:20pm

Jim, can you confirm that the movement is dated 1927. I don't think we can apply the same case serial number rule for Monarch cases. My guts telling me this is a little later that 1927.

We can certainly ID as a Bulova Nurse watch, I'd just like clarification on the movement date code.

Posted December 22, 2022 - 11:35pm

I found a mark that looks like a diamond but it is a slightly askew square. Definitely a 1927 date code.