Bulova 1935 Dolly Madison

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.208
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
4AH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
9158
Case Serial No.: 
584958
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Is this a Lady Bulova?

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William Smith
Posted September 5, 2012 - 3:22pm

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I'd say yea it's a ladies... or was originally marketed as such :)  ...and that outside case back signature- Bulova below the serial number.  Is there a metal content hallmark?  Or anything on the inside case back?  Thanks for entering these great watches!

bobgpw
Posted September 5, 2012 - 3:39pm

Hello William,

The case back says 10K Rolled Gold Plate.  Inside is unmarked except for the various service marks made by watchmakers long departed........ :-(

Thank you for your kind words.

Bob

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William Smith
Posted September 5, 2012 - 3:44pm

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Your more than welcom Bob, and thanks for the extra info above, and entering these great watches!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 5, 2012 - 4:07pm

Oh boy, one of those easy ones!

'LADY BULOVA' has triangular settings for the Diamonds.

'UNKNOWN'

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William Smith
Posted September 5, 2012 - 4:11pm

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...easy for you to say.  I'm not that familiar w/o going to the ads and watch database first.  But I'm getting more familiar with things by doing so. 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 6, 2012 - 6:34am

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Miss Liberty.

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DarHin
Posted September 6, 2012 - 9:26am

Good call Stephen. 3 ticks if changed to 1935, based on case serial #, Miss Liberty.

1934 ad,

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1934-3...

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bobbee
Posted September 6, 2012 - 9:27am

Look at that tiny movement! Did pixies really exist back then or what? You would need really tiny fingers for working on it.

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William Smith
Posted September 8, 2012 - 4:51pm

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1934 Ad snippet for Miss Liberty (linked above):

No jewel count, but.....
Much different than the Miss Liberty of 1928-31, and morphs again into a different girl by 1950. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 8, 2012 - 6:56pm

Very close, the ad is a drawing so I'll go along with the ID.

'MISS LIBERTY'