Bulova Watch Identification Guide

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Bulova Watch Identification Guide

Post by koimaster » August 27th 2018, 3:34pm

Bulova Watch Identification Guide



Bulova watches can be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty, due to the existence of a body of work gathered by collectors over the years. Bulova watches are not marked with names or identification codes that allow you to simply look at the watch and derive the model and age. Rather, you have to do a bit of research and try to match case styles to online resources. The difficulty of identification is compounded by the fact that Bulova re-used names was some frequency. A name in use in the 1930s might very well crop up again in the 1950s on a totally different looking model. Additionally, within each model, Bulova often produced variations of the style.

Variations in models typically appear in one (or more) of four areas:
•Dial
•Hands
•Case Material
•Movement

Identification of a watch is a process, typically done as follows:
1.First, establish that the watch is, in fact a Bulova.
2.Second, attempt to identify the model by matching the case to known examples (or to identification resources).
3.If that fails, identify and date the movement to narrow your search and try again to identify the case.

We look at each of these issues, below.

http://waterstonewatches.com/bulova-wat ... ion-guide/



•Watchophilia.com’s watch model gallery (organized by decade)
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