Bulova 1924 6513

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on
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This is an interesting one. The hinged case contains a 16J 6W movement that is double stamped with a circle over an asterisk. Date stamps were almost impossible to photograph due to the tiny size. Case s/n starts with a "4". It appears this movement is a seldom seen one used for a very short time.

Silver colored face with engraved floral pattern in center and black printed numbers and seconds track.

Overall very nice as seen and mounted on a clean later period "BESST" scissor expansion band that is a comfortable fit on my 7" wrist.

Watch winds, sets and runs but it is quite fast and calls out for service. Not a reliable timekeeper in it's current condition; but well worth mechanically restoring.

Based on date, I would believe this one falls into the time frame of the Bulova "6514", which later became the Pater ..

Posted August 7, 2021 - 10:12am


Appears to be a match to this one, also dated 1924.

There is discussion in referenced watch thread that this may be "6513"? (undocumented) with 6514 being solid gold and 6513 being gold filled?

Posted August 7, 2021 - 11:02am

Dear Neetstuf-4-U, your watch is the Pater. The movement is a 6W, not 6M as you state above. Two things stand out on this watch: the way Bulova Watch Co. is stamped on the movement in a straight line. Normally it twists like a snake as per the example in above link. The second one is the dial: no flower dial is the same, it seems to have been hand crafted one by one. And yours has 6 flowers! Never seen that.

Posted August 7, 2021 - 11:25am

In reply to by Alex

Key mis-stroke on the movement, my bad. Corrected it, thanks for catching it!

Kathy L.
Posted August 7, 2021 - 10:53pm

The dial is fab on this one!  Nice pick up.

1924 Bulova Pater

Posted August 7, 2021 - 11:38pm

So lookig at the adverts I seec '6513' from 1924 and 'Pater' for 1925.

Case looks to date to 1924 but I do see a dual stamped movement for 1924/1925 (astrisk on circle)

I'd be at a 1924 Bulova '6513'

Posted August 7, 2021 - 11:44pm

Just realised that it houses a 16 jewelled movement and based off my observations that the second number relates to the jewel count X7XX=17, X5XX=15, so maybe it might be a '6613' with X6XX=16 jewels.

Just a thought.

Posted August 8, 2021 - 1:27pm

Hi All, I know its been quite a while since I have visited. I was just listing a couple of watches and thought of all the good times I spent here so many years ago. Anyway I wanted to check on a date code and to say “ Hi Y’all”.  Keep up the great work! 😀

Posted August 8, 2021 - 8:11pm

In reply to by bourg01

Shawn great to hear from you again. It's been a while.Hopefully you're doing well in these crazy times.

Posted August 8, 2021 - 3:59pm

I may not have been around but I”m still dabbling with my Bulova watches. It’s really hard to sell my collection off but after the cancer surgery I decided it was time. Still holding on my AA collection. You just can”t put a value on something that took 10 years to put together. Funny, I only wear 2 of the collection. Anyway, nice to hear from you Jerin