Eleanor

Bulova 1941 Eleanor

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
6AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B459526
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Flat square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I think this is the same Eleanor watch I posted a few days ago but a 1941.  It has a 14KGP case and back.  I purchased this one first and then found the 1942 one that was in better condition.  This one has a 14KGP back instead of stainless like the 1942 version and the crystal is flat instead of domed.  I thought I would post it even though the other one has been named in case the info from this one is useful to anyone.  Thanks.  

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1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Eleanor

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
6AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C154703
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is a 1942 14K rose rolled gold plate bezel with a stainless steel back.  I think it might be the Eleanor from the ad I attached. 

I have been trying to find something from the early 1940s in rose gold and I am pretty happy with this one.   I have ordered a vintage cord band with rose gold clasp to bring it back to a more original state.  Thank you for any help. 

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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1940 Eleanor

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
1456625
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Hello,

I have a Bulova watch that belonged to my Great-Grandmother that I hope someone will be able to help me identify. 

Watch History:

Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about the watch. I know it belonged to my Great-Grandmother because her name is inscribed on the back of it, and it was in my grandparents' possession until their death in 2001, and then my aunt's possession until last year when she passed away.  Finally, it came into my possession.

My Great-Grandmother's Biography:

Born:  August 28th, 1905

Married:  December 5th, 1923 (this is when she became a Vaughan, which is the last name inscribed on the back of the watch, so I know it dates to after 1923)

Died:  March 11th, 1986

I do not know for what celebration the watch was a gift for.  It may have been for a wedding anniversary, but I am not sure.  If it was for the birth of a child, the watch would date to 1924 or 1927. 

I know the watch was made in Canada (on one of the links) and the case box (red velour) the watch came in says "Bulova:  Canada's Finest Timepieces (Toronto)". 

If possible, I would love to find out the make of the watch and the year.  I would love to recover a piece of my family history that unfortunately has been lost to time.  The watch still winds and works perfectly, although the crystal is scratched. 

I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to identify the watch on my own.  I have not opened the back of the watch because I am afraid of damaging it. 

There is a number on the back of the watch:  "L456625" or "1456625" and it says "Bulova Quality".  There is no date code on the outside. 

On the inside of the front of the watch, it just says "Bulova" and then "Swiss" at the bottom. 

I have uploaded several photos as well since my knowledge of watches is abysmal. 

I hope someone can help.  Anything I can learn about this watch is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Nicole

 

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1940 Bulova Eleanor watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch