Bulova 1938 Molly Stark

Submitted by TexasLady on April 22, 2018 - 6:40pm
Manufacture Year
1938
Movement Model
6AL
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
75819
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Need help with indentification on this Ladies Bulova watch.  She has 20 diamonds and the case has 14 K Solid Yellow Gold.

1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 22, 2018 - 7:46pm

Wow, nice one!

S/N on case suggests 1937. Can you confirm date stamp on the movement? An arrow would be 1937, and a crescent moon is 1938.

Have searched the database, and find no match. There were a bunch of diamond encrusted solid gold  ladies watches in this time frame with very slight differences.

Unknown but still looking.

jabs
Posted April 23, 2018 - 6:54am

Although I found two sdverts, but I'm not sure either one

Audrey is 1938 and Molly Stark 1936

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 23, 2018 - 7:38am

In reply to by jabs

I looked at both of those a couple times, Jabs. Closest seems to be Audrey, which does seem to show the "step" with 2 (or 3) diamonds from lug to case.

Molly Stark is also close, but face and lugs don't seem to match.

I wonder if this Audrey ad is correct. Audrey - 1939 and after appears as engraved - no diamonds and plated instead of solid gold in ads and database.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1939-audrey-8472

That gave me pause, but it's always entirely possible there was a radical case change 37-38 or 38-39. Still looking.

plainsmen
Posted April 24, 2018 - 3:15pm

Gilda possibly

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 24, 2018 - 3:22pm

In reply to by plainsmen

There is a similarity, but I think Gilda was platinum and had a Marquis cut diamonds at the lug transition to case.

TexasLady
Posted April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

In reply to by plainsmen

After reviewing the comments, I got the watch out and looked at it again.  I made an error in the Gold.  The watch is 14K YELLOW GOLD, not white gold.  The diamonds are set in either white gold or platinum. (In making the initial request I used the pictures instead looking at the watch.)

Geoff Baker
Posted May 1, 2018 - 6:05am

Hello TexasLady - welcome to myBulova. It looks like you've got quite the Bulova collection going! This is a wonderful little ladies watch.

I'm not really seeing anything exactly to match this one either, for now I'm seeing a Unknown Bulova.