Bulova 1929 Baroness

Submitted by Kathy L. on March 30, 2018 - 7:29pm
Manufacture Year
1929
Movement Model
6AF
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
146706
Case Serial No.
9691616
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
American Standard Bulova
Crystal Details
Rectangular slightly domed
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Hello,  I think this might be a Baroness as seen in a 1926 ad but I am not sure.  This is my first 1920s Bulova and I do not know how to take the movement out.  I can not find a movement symbol but there is a # I am hoping will be helpful.  It has a 14KGF case and I have put a ribbon band on it with a gold filled clasp to be close to original.  It has a sapphire crown.  

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Kathy L.
Posted March 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Here is the ad.  I had trouble adding it to the orginal post. 

Kathy L.
Posted March 30, 2018 - 8:01pm

Also on the case number I am having a hard time figuring out if they are 9s or 5s or 6s.  Made my best guess.  Hopefully someone has some knowledge on how these numbers looked and can correct me if I'm wrong.  Thanks!

Alex
Posted March 30, 2018 - 9:29pm

Hi, the Numbers are correct. No worrries! The Watch is Indeed a Baroness from 1927, recognisable by the American Standard symbool. The movement can be removed simply by pulling it out. Put your nail or a knife under the rim of this dust protector and it will come out. Probably the date symbol is under the rim of this dust protector. Success!

Kathy L.
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:04pm

In reply to by Alex

Oh wonderful, thanks for confirming the numbers.  I will try and get the movement out and check for a symbol.  Thank you!

mybulova_admin
Posted March 30, 2018 - 9:42pm

For me based on the serial number starting with a '9' am still at 1929. It would be good to confirm the movement date stamp.

We have an 1929 advert showing this watch also, still as the Bulova Baroness.

1929 Bulova watch advert

Kathy L.
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:05pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you!  I will try and get the movement out to confirm with a movement date stamp.  

Kathy L.
Posted March 31, 2018 - 11:52am

Figured out how to get the dust cover off so here is the face and I will post the movement under this.  

Kathy L.
Posted March 31, 2018 - 11:53am

And here is the best photo I could get of the movement.  I am not seeing a date stamp but maybe someone with more experience will be able to spot it.  Thanks!

Alex
Posted March 31, 2018 - 12:02pm

I think I see a little square left of the rusty screw in the rusty area. Maybe when you clean the rust it will appear. 

Kathy L.
Posted March 31, 2018 - 2:34pm

After cleaning the rust off I can see a square in that spot.  It is super hard to get it to photograph.  Here is the best I could get.