Bulova 1935 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Model: 
6AF
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
147996
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1935 Doris

EDIT

I take back my original estimate since Doris differs engraving case, shape of the bezel and lugs

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JP
Posted December 1, 2015 - 8:05pm

Panel Member

Missing the engraving on the verticle bars at top and bottom of case but otherwise looks like the Doris. Probably just a variant of same.

 

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1955mercury
Posted December 2, 2015 - 12:34am

Also looks like the crystal has a little curvature at the top and bottom on the Doris.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2015 - 7:47am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hmm, I don't think it's Doris Jaroslav. Between the engraving and the dial opening I think it's different enough to no be a match. I've looked through everything and don't see a match. I'm going with Unknown for now but I wonder if it should be 1931 based on the case serial number?

jabs
Posted December 2, 2015 - 8:02am

Panel Member

Case serial number is six-digit and does not necessarily correspond in this era with the year of manufacture, but I probably caught Unknown 

Andersok
Posted December 2, 2015 - 8:13am

Panel Member

I agree with Geoff regarding the differences, not a match to the ad.

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1955mercury
Posted December 2, 2015 - 10:25am

Lisa has a 1934 version of this model that she ID'd tentatively as the "Francine" based on the crystal dimensions.

jabs
Posted December 2, 2015 - 1:21pm

Panel Member

Thanks merc I look over there

Edit:

Lisa´s watch is here, she says that G- S X488 crystal is listed in G-S Catalog 1937 as being used by the Minerva and the Francine. I do not have this catalog available, I asked for help directly G-S.

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1955mercury
Posted December 3, 2015 - 12:16am

I don't have the 1937 catalog but I do have one listing the G-S X488 crystal and it measures 16.4 X 9.6 and its a flat rectangle.

plainsmen
Posted December 2, 2015 - 11:43pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Unknown for now.

jabs
Posted December 4, 2015 - 10:15am

Panel Member
After communication with the G-S and checking materials that I had available, I conclude that the model "Francine" was recorded in a brand WALTHAM and HAMILTON, but not in BULOVA therefore likely to remain at "Unknown" ID for this watch