Movements dating prior to approx

Dating bulova vintage watches

However, it is important to note that all such movement lists are based on observations of examples rather than any official Bulova documentation. In the s, solid gold models appear to have a stronger date correlation.

Another exception to the

This phenomenon has not been observed in men's models from the s. Thus, the presence or absence of a movement serial number, in conjunction with the date symbol on the movement, also helps narrow down the date.

Here are samples of the styles

So, the existence or non-existence of a serial number is just one of many factors to be considered when dating a watch. Though we have far more of these early watches than we did a year ago, we still have relatively few upon which to base conclusions. When selling a watch, it is very important to accurately date both the movement and the case and to inform potential buyers of that information. The code was usually stamped on the back of the watch case.

Another exception to the serial number method of dating the case occurs toward the later part of the s. Here are samples of the styles that each decade offered. Though some Bulova watches have serial numbers on the movements, we do not know of a way to date a Bulova watch using the serial number.