Bulova 1929 -Unknown

Submitted by donegd on August 5, 2015 - 10:01am
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Hi all I would like help in trying to identify this ladies watch. I believe it to be a 1929 model. I have searched the db but can't find a match. I bought the watch for the sapphire crown it had to fit on to another watch. the back of the hinged case is worn through to the base metal and one of the edges by the engraving is also though. It has a 6AF 15 jewel movement and has the omega mark and the serial number 197000. the movement is not working , but the balance seems free. The case is marked on the inside with the words Bulova Quality Pat June 10 1924 and has the number 9292425 .

1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
1929 Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 4:13am

Nice, but i can't find a matching ad.  Unknown for now.

Posted August 6, 2015 - 10:04am

Some people call this "Southern Style" design. Not being from the USA I am not sure what that is. I could not find anything on internet so far. Bulova had a few of these "Southern Style" watches, all from 1930, but no ad found so far, so: Unknown.

Posted August 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Yep I couldn't find any trace either I only bought it for parts really but wondered what name it had.  Thanks anyway.


William Smith
Posted August 6, 2015 - 2:43pm

In reply to by donegd

Wow George. You got a really nice parts watch.  Maybe you'll fix up and keep as is, or pass on as it is. At least we have it in the database as is :)  Thanks for entering it.

I love these more affordable old ladies watches, and the ads for these tend to be in the newspapers vs the expensive magazine publications of the time.  It was expensive to run an ad in Sat Evening Post, and the more expensive models tend to be shown in those ads.  It was also expensive for Joe Citizen to purchase  a subscription of Sat Evening Post (for example) but almost anyone could afford to buy a local newspaper, so IMO the more affordable watches were advertised in these cheaper newspapers- often with target audience being the average Joe or Josephine.

Posted August 6, 2015 - 7:45pm

hi George, I would fix her up (or sell to me LOL) since I have never seen this particular model. Sometimes the "unknowns" are more interesting than the "knowns" because they are true discoveries! It is good to have in our database since it gives us a complete picture of all models that were available, whether advertised or not!

Geoff Baker
Posted August 6, 2015 - 8:41pm

Nice one George, can't say I recognize her either......