Bulova 1938 -Unknown

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Cresent Moon
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5 AB
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Bulova "Her Exellency" with "Academy Award Box"

Movement "Swiss made", 17 jewels and with moon and shield marking

Case 10 K gold filled, marking BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK and serial no. 933583 

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Vlad000 1939 Bulova a 02 21 2015
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 5:06pm

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it could be an American Girl "C", in any case, movement is marked 1938 and case 1939

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William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 6:03pm

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...and the ad you link is from that time period.  Snippet below.

I remember this ad (and at least one other) from this time show the only American Girl watches which are not on a bangle bracelet like the later series using same model name.

Posted February 22, 2015 - 2:45am

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Unknown for me. The smooth oval case resembles the American Girl, but I cannot find any match for the subject watch with the ball style lugs.

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2015 - 2:49am

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Yea I'm at Unknown too.

EDIT:  Looks like three panel members at Unknown as of Feb 26th Hawaii timezone.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 23, 2015 - 9:13am

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Yeah, I'm not sure sure I see either the American Girl or the Her Excellency here. Pretty little watch, I think I'm at Unknown too.


Geoff Baker
Posted March 1, 2015 - 7:16am

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Panel Members?

Jabs - American Girl?

Stephen, Will, Geoff - Unknown

Posted March 1, 2015 - 7:57am

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I'd rather declared as similarity with AG, but for me it is Unknown too

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Posted March 1, 2015 - 7:55am

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Unknown also

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Posted March 7, 2015 - 5:35pm

Hello guys,

thank you very much for your effort. It is very hard to identify such small watch only according the old adverts.