Last Updated: September 28, References. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Finding out what model your Bulova watch is can be quite challenging.
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Those three date ranges are differentiated by the presence or absence of certain case and movement markings as well as the nature of any such markings, as explained below. In general, for all time periods, it is important to understand that Bulova watches never provide an obvious date of manufacture anywhere on the watch. Rather, the date must be "de-coded" using symbols, serial numbers, and two-character codes placed on various parts of the watch. These codes and the manner in which they should be interpreted is the subject of this article. Many observers of Bulova watches are confused by the sometimes seen patent dates stamped on the inside of some Bulova watch cases, and they misinterpret such dates as the time of manufacture.
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Bulova began in as a New York jewelry store opened by a young immigrant, Joseph Bulova. The tradition of clock and watchmaking began in and by the s Bulova had a reputation for producing the finest quality wristwatches. Charles Lindbergh was an early fan of Bulova watches. Today, these timepieces are still coveted by collectors and handed down through families.
From through , the year of the movement can be determined from the symbol stamped on the movement. Those symbols, and the year s to which they correspond, are shown below. The decade must be determined by the style of the case, dial, and hands. For example, a s style watch with an arrow symbol on the movement dates the movement to