Art Deco White Gold Sapphire Bulova Watch 1928
Fine example of an Art Deco Bulova watch in 14ct white gold with 6 faceted blue sapphires and engraved detail.
Recently serviced by a watchmaker, it is in very good working order and appears to keep time well. Both the glass and the case are in excellent condition with no signs of wear.
The mechanism is signed Bulova Watch Co., SWISS, [Caliber] 5AP Ã¢?? Fifteen 15 Jewels with a date code stamp (a Crescent Moon symbol) of 1928. The inside of the case lid is marked 14k with Bulova case reference number below and patent date of 1924 above.
Without the strap, the watch itself measures 24mm x 16mm.
Comes with vintage style black leather cord strap with silver coloured fittings which measures 15.5cm but could be shortened.
From the Bulova website: The firm was founded in 1874 and based in New York City, where later on they built the famous Bulova Observatory -the first to be built on top of a skyscraper on Fifth Avenue. In 1912 Bulova set up a factory in (Bienne) Switzerland, dedicated to the production of watch components and their assembly into jeweled movements. The firm is famous for being the first to advertise on radio in 1926 Ã¢?? with an announcer stating Ã¢??B Ã¢?? U Ã¢?? L Ã¢?? O Ã¢?? V Ã¢?? A Ã¢?Â¦ 8:00p.m., Bulova Watch Time" - and the first to produce a TV commercial in 1941. Famous owners of Bulova watches include Charles Lindbergh, who was awarded one after his historic 1927 trans atlantic solo flight, and a Bulova Accutron timer was placed at the Sea of Tranquility during the first moon landing.