Bulova 1923 155

Submitted by Kathy L. on
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I believe this is a 155 or Minerva depending on the date.  Not sure if it is a 1923 or 1924 but based on the others in the DB I am going with 1924.  Also has a 16 jewel movement which is different than the 15 jewels in the ads.

First ad for 155 The_Times_Dispatch_1923_06_16_page_5

Second at for Minerva The_Burlington_Free_Press_1924_12_12_Page_11

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Posted October 12, 2022 - 7:37pm

Hi Kathy, nice watch. It is from late 1923 so I would go for 155.  I see you bought a Watchophilia watch. Nice. 

Kathy L.
Posted October 12, 2022 - 7:52pm

In reply to by Alex

Hi Alex,  Oh ok nice, I will change the date!  I didn't know it was a Watchophilia watch.  I got it in a lot on ebay, I will be posting the other two soon.

Posted October 12, 2022 - 8:50pm

Yes, the third one you bought is very special. Only 2 recorded so far. 

Kathy L.
Posted October 13, 2022 - 9:42am

In reply to by Alex

That is great to hear, I will look forward to hearing more when I post it :-)

Posted October 13, 2022 - 5:28am

Base on the case serial number and the second number being a '3', I would date to 1923. The use of 16 jeweled movements in these early watches is quite standard.

1923 Bulova 155

Kathy L.
Posted October 13, 2022 - 9:34am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I thought we had discussed that about the 15 and 16 jewel movements being used.  Good to know.  

I also forgot to mention that this watch and the others I got and my 156 all have either GF or 14K on the end that opens the back.  

155 and 156 ends

Posted October 13, 2022 - 4:50pm

Is the one marked 14K solid gold?

I've seen GF stamps on many 1920s men's, but never noticed on the ladies.

Kathy L.
Posted October 13, 2022 - 6:36pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Yes the one stamped 14K is a 156 and solid 14K.  I didn't notice it until I got these and checked the 156 I already had.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2022 - 8:46pm

1923 Bulova 155 - a real beauty Kathy! I'm anxious to see the next ones.

Posted October 14, 2022 - 8:14am

That is gorgeous! Another great addition to your collection! Congrats!

1923 Bulova 155