Bulova 1938 Gilda

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
5AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
852738
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Another watch came my way.  It is working and in great condition.  I have not been able to identify this watch through any advertisements.  The case material is 900 platinum/100 iridium.  Any information you may have or can add would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!  

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1938 Bulova Gilda Ladies Watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted January 18, 2017 - 3:03am

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Nominating the  Bulova 'Gilda' as a possible match. Advert indicates 34 round and 2 Marquise diamonds.

Another Bulova advert showing the 'Gilda'

Can you please count how many diamonds are set in the case.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2017 - 5:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

Wow, this is a fabulous watch Sherry Lynn, it looks to be in perfect condition! I think Stephen might be on to something with his "Gilda" ID suggestion, I think he got it right.

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 21, 2017 - 1:28am

Panel Member

That is a stunner! At the time, this watch sold for $195.00, which is-  get ready...

$3320.00 in today's money! WOW!

I think Gilda looks like a good match also.

jabs
Posted January 19, 2017 - 4:52am

Panel Member

Gilda will be good vote

Sherry Lynn
Posted January 22, 2017 - 3:33pm

Hello Everyone,

Thank you ALL for ALL the information!  

The case around the face of the watch has 16 small diamonds.

The extention part (the two parts attatching the case to the band ) has a total of 6 slightly larger round diamonds and 2 marquise diamonds.  

The band has 36 round diamonds that are ever-so-slightly larger than the rest (there are 18 links in the band and each link has 2 round diamonds).   

Yes, this is a beautiful watch - thank you!  I feel fortunate this was passed along to me.  

Thank you again for everything!

--Sherry Lynn