Bulova 1923 6720

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I believe we have an early early ladies 18K model.

I have seen at least one other early solid gold Bulovas with the some non-Bulova stamped case with that same M marking.

I believe this to be a "6720".  Date is based off the add as we are pre serialized movements and cases.

1924 Bulova 6720 Ad


Although the dial isn't a match... it numbers are a spot on match for another advertised dial in the same year.

1924 similar dial

1923 6720 12-30-20 Front
1923 6720 12-30-20 Left
1923 6720 12-30-20 Right
1923 6720 12-30-20 Move
1923 6720 12-30-20 Inside Case
1923 6720 12-30-20 Back
Posted December 31, 2020 - 1:14am

A very nice early 6720. Congrats!

No worries about the dial. Bulova had 16 variants in those days and you can only make one illustration.......

The case is made by MP. I have seen about 7 of these early 6720’s now. Yours is special though having these two flowers at the back. Very nice. 

Posted December 31, 2020 - 9:26am

nice find 6720

Kathy L.
Posted December 31, 2020 - 10:51am

What a lovely watch!  I do love the engraving on the back, very special indeed.

Bulova 6720

Posted December 31, 2020 - 2:31pm

This ad was from 1923 in the partial ads!  Is it the Viola?

1923 Bulova Viola ad


Posted December 31, 2020 - 9:01pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Other than the replacement crown, the Bulova Viola seems to match the subject watch perfectly. 

Posted December 31, 2020 - 8:41pm

Also listed as a Lady Maxim in this 1922 advert.

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim watches

Although the closest advert we have matching the subject watch (dial) is the above Bulova Viola, which gets my vote.

Also looks like the original crown is missing.

Posted December 31, 2020 - 9:02pm

It looks to be an exact match to the viola ad.  

Posted December 31, 2020 - 9:14pm

I would be careful with the "Viola" name. I am afraid this is an invention of a single jeweler. Unless many jewelers use this name, I consider the name as confirmed. Bulova introduced names in a newspaper campaign in December 1924 where this model was called Norma. Before that date, Bulova NEVER used names. Since this watch is from before 1924, it went by the name 6720 at that time.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 31, 2020 - 10:41pm

Alex has me sold, 1923 Bulova 6720