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Bulova 1927 -Unknown

Submitted by OldTicker on January 15, 2012 - 5:05pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Bulova & American Standard
Crystal details
24.6 x 22.7mm
Watch Description

1927 Bulova Unknown 15J 4 Adj. 10AN movement with serial #235237, I cannot find any date stamp at all on the movement, so I am using the case serial to date it.  The case and back are 14K White Gold filled with Bulova/American Standard Jan. 11 1927 patent stamped inside the snap-off cover.

The off-White dial with Black outlined numbers and Blued Cathedral hands is in very good condition, but no lume is left on either...I have a lume kit ordered and plan to do it myself unless you all think I should leave it as is...

The case measures 26.6mm wide and 36.6mm lug to lug with 15.6mm between lugs, the band is a NOS Wristacrat Dartmouth in lusterwhite that shoiuld be period correct, and the glass crystal is new...Plus it still runs!!

I think there is at least 3 more like this in the database...


1927 Bulova Unknown 15J 10AN
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
Posted January 15, 2012 - 5:10pm

Very, very, nice OT! Gotta love that braclet. How comfortable are you doing the lume???

Posted January 15, 2012 - 5:15pm

In reply to by simpletreasures

I have a couple of practice dials standing looks easy enough, but getting the right consistancy of material & binder sounds like the hard part.

Posted January 15, 2012 - 5:27pm

OT, I have a coule of dials like yours and they look like the hands were lumed but the dial was just outlined and never lumed. 

You might consider that. 

Relume the hands but leave the dial as is as it looks pretty original.

Posted January 15, 2012 - 5:42pm

In reply to by Daca102090

I thought about that, it sure looks like the dial was never lumed, and the back of the hands are clean, maybe neither were lumed...what would be the point of having lumed hands when you can't see the numbers in the dark?? or vise-versa...

Posted January 15, 2012 - 5:37pm

That watch is so nice...........I love it. I'd only relume the hands as well. I have 2 Banker's with the same printed dial, no lume but on the hands. I think it's sopposed to be like that. Is your dial silver as opposed to Butler in color. I also have a Norman like that.

Posted January 15, 2012 - 7:35pm

In reply to by bourg01

This dial is kind of a sliver white, depending on how the light hits it, if I do decide to lume any part of it, I will try a little soap and water on the dial to see if it changes any...I'm sure it will brighten up a bit.

Posted January 15, 2012 - 6:22pm

Is this the 'TREASURER'?

Geoff Baker
Posted January 15, 2012 - 6:31pm

In reply to by NOVA

hmmm, no partial six beneath the seconds track on yours......

Posted January 15, 2012 - 7:08pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I'm not convinced that is an important factor.  Certainly, we haven't been consistent on that point.  For example, look at my 1930 President and compare it to Wayne's and Fifth's.  Mine does not show the partial six, which matches the advert.  Theirs do show a partial six.  Yet all three have been accepted as Presidents based on the case, etc.

Would you agree that the two cases are a match?