Until then all movements were round, limiting the designs.The Bulova and Hamilton stepped cases shown here on the left are a perfect example of this.many watches spent years in warehouses before being sold... If there are some letters incoroporated in the serial number (common with Hamilton and Elgin) your watch was probably made AFTER the last date on the chart.Both companies went to a different serial number system and the date of manufacture is not determinable by these letter & number serials.Sometimes it is easy to answer, and sometimes it is impossible.The reason: There have been a lot of watch manufacturing companies that have come and gone over the years.The "New Haven" was dated by looking at the style of the watch. Notice that the watches from the early 1930's still have engraved cases.
Write this number down and compare it to the charts on this website.
: In the 1950's Bulova incorporated a symbol system to date the watches they manufactured.
These numbers are stamped on the back (outside) of the case. The code was usually stamped on the back of the watch case.
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Men were preferring tank watches, however only round movements were available, therefore the case was stepped to accomodate the movement and make the watch APPEAR to be square. Even though watches were fairly small back then, the designs were bold and more masculine than before. A few words that sum up the 1950's are Futuristic, Automation, and expressive.