Bulova 1938 Molly Stark

Submitted by TexasLady on April 22, 2018 - 6:40pm
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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
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.

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

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.


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

Posted April 24, 2018 - 3:15pm

Gilda possibly

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.

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.