Cleopatra

Bulova 1944 Cleopatra

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
5AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F137142
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Just bought this watch on eBay and will give it away as a present. From Dr Ranfft's website I gather the 5AB movement was produced since 1936. Together with the circle symbol on the movement, this suggests a date of 1944.

I have been looking through the vintage ads on this website and the model that was marketed as 'Cleopatra' in the 1940'ies seems a very close match to me. I have added one example from 1942, but there are very similar ads from 1941 and 1943.

Not For Sale
coen_maas 1944 Bulova 02 13 2015
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