Lady Bulova

Bulova 1937 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Model: 
unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7926222
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Just the face, not sure about the year either??

Any information is helpful.

Thanks

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1937 lady Bulova
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
6AZ
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7170866
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Well, I'm hooked!

Picked up this Lady Bulova "E" (based on the advert on this site - 1936 ad - 1937 movement - arrow) online. Came with the box. 

Removed the movement and placed the casing, back and band in an ultra-sonic bath while I attempted to remove 76 years of grime from the face.  Dried everything off and polished lightly with a gold polishing cloth.

So far she is running a tad slow, so I may have to move the S/F hand towards the F to have her keep accurate time.

The watch stem does NOT say Bulova like my Darcy does. Does this mean that it was replaced at some point with a cheap part, or did they simply not stamp the word Bulova on watches at that time? I strongly suspect it is the former. I also suspect the "crystal" is plastic - not happy about that.

A question about cleaning the face: I found the forum that discusses Tarnex and 1920 watches and wonder if I would be able to use this product on a watch from the 30's without ruining the face.  I was able to get quite a bit of crud off with rubbing alcohol and a paint brush, but as you can see from the pictures, the face is still rather grungy.

Love the adjustable section of strap on the band. The diamonds still sparkle. With the exception of the dirty face, and the plastic crystal (which can be readily replaced) it's another gem in my collection.

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1937 Lady Bulova "E" 09051937
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Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1936 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Model: 
6AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
619348
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
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unknown Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1938 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
6AZ
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9351585
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10k gold filled. 6 diamond chips, 3 above and 3 below the face. Possibly from the Martha Washington series?

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Bulova watch 1939 Lady Buliva F
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Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1934 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Model: 
3AN
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
551651
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

2 diamonds, 10K Gold Filled.

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1934 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
6AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7205759
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is another Goodwill discovery by my wife.  I believe it is a 1937 watch because of the arrow near the word "Swiss" on the plate.  The fact that it has two, rather than four, diamonds on the watch case (at the 6 and 12 positions) makes this one different from the ones I found in the online catalogs.  The inside of the back of the case is faintly engraved "Bulova Fifth Avenue."  As discovered by my wife, this watch is not running.  I plan to restore it over the next few weeks (or longer).

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1934 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
4 AL
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
439966
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Ladies Baguette Case measures 30mm lug to lug x 11mm wide non inclusive of the Cown while using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows Black printed Arabic numerals and track. Hour and Minute Hands are Modern style.

Caseback snaps on.

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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1955 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
6COAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
R272214
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
dome
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Case back marked Bulova   Gold filled 10k   Waterproof    Self winding   Shock resistant   Anti magnetic  L5(1955) Dial singned Bulova   Self winding Swiss Red center sweep seconds hand Lumed Dots around outer chapter at each hour and Hour and Minute hads both have small Lumed insert

Mvmnt marked 6COAC Swiss Adjusted 17 Jewels L7

LADIES bezel measure approx 19.8mm  crystal opening approx 14mm

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Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1935 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
3 AN
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
519034
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Case measures 30mm Lug to Lug x 10mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic Numerals and Bulova signature, track is printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Black Modern style.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

 

The "Art Deco Movement" (1925 to 1939) was founded by members of the French Artists' collective known as the "La Société des artistes décorateurs" following the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels held in 1925 and was originally referred to as "Style Moderne". it wasn't until the 1960s that English Art Historian Bevis Hillier first coined the term  "Art Deco."

The Art Deco Style is probably one of the easiest Artistic styles to recognize, with its modern ultra clean lines and its Trapezoidal shapes, stepped edges and arched corners.

 

Vintage Display ad Dated 1934.

 

 

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Bulova 1954 Lady Bulova

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
5BPA
Case Serial No.: 
217118
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1954 Lady Bulova
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