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Bulova 1926 5728

Submitted by Daca102090 on October 27, 2011 - 12:35am
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The case is 18K solid gold in excellent shape with 8 faceted saphires, 2 at each corner of the crystal, and there is a saphire crown.  The case measures 14.36mmx25.01mm and weighs 4.2 grams including the fixed wire lugs and the saphires.  

The hinged case only has an 18K stamp in the back and numerous jewelers marks.  The watch is currently missing the crystal and I am having a vintage filigree band with saphire stones repared to match with this beauty.

The movement is currently running but gaining so needs a good cleaning.  One variation from the advert is this movement is 15 jewels and the ad is listing 17 jewels.

The ad is a 1925 from the DB.

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1926 Bulova watch
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1926 Bulova watch
Wayne Hanley
Posted October 27, 2011 - 12:55am

18k who cares about a couple of jewels? I have the same problem with two 1925 models on advertised and actual jewel count. You have my 3 star vote, it's a model number 5728, so look for a later year ad that names the watch.

Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:05am

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Wayne's right, I wouldn't necessarily worry about the jewel count (at least not right now) as I have quite a few 20's era watches that match ads exactly except for jewel count. You have to remember this time period was right when ol' Joseph was first putting "wrist watches" out there, replacing the old pocket watch mindset. I'm convinced there was quite a bit of " use what fits, especially if we run out of the standards listed in the ads". If it doesn't fit, you must acquit. Yours fits ;-)

Posted October 27, 2011 - 1:52am


That is one fine looking watch even with no name!

Nice find!!


Posted October 27, 2011 - 7:06am

Model 5728 it is.

Posted October 27, 2011 - 7:45am


Posted October 27, 2011 - 10:22am

Oh, I have scoured the ads to find anything later but no luck yet.  After the Depression hit I doubt they made many if any of this model.

The fact that it runs had me just dancing for joy. 

The seller had described this as having black enamel at the the corners but with all of my time searching ads for identifications I was sure they were wrong.  Again, another happy dance!!   

Posted October 30, 2011 - 9:38am


Posted November 11, 2011 - 1:33am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Dooh!!  I knew I should have covered that darn internet camera....