Bulova 1938 Lady Bulova "F"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
6AZ
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9351585
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10k gold filled. 6 diamond chips, 3 above and 3 below the face. Possibly from the Martha Washington series?

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bobbee
Posted October 8, 2012 - 10:47am

Case serial number gives a date of 1939.

Lady Bulova "F", from 1939 ad. Slightly different dial, but this ad has the correct dial but I cannot upload except as a thumbnail.

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William Smith
Posted October 8, 2012 - 1:18pm

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1938 ad snippets Lady Bulova w/ 6 diamonds:
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1939 ad snippets Lady Bulova w/ 6 diamonds:
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Two of the ads above "F".  Subject watch on right above.

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bobbee
Posted October 8, 2012 - 1:48pm

O.K. O.K., ya show-off!  :^)

EDIT:- The shield is also dating to 1939.

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William Smith
Posted October 8, 2012 - 3:03pm

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Shield and case SN dating to 1939.  Good catch. 
I'm good w/ 1939 Lady Bulova "F". 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 9, 2012 - 2:50am

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Lady Bulova "F" confirmed for me.

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khbvintage
Posted October 13, 2012 - 3:23pm

Thank you. I wasn't sure what model. I love this watch. I love finding old watches in antique stores. I bought it for a nice price, but from these pictures above, I don't have the original band. I'm assuming the diamonds in mine are genuine. This is a lot of fun!

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bobbee
Posted October 13, 2012 - 3:20pm

Yes, real diamonds! A nice find, enjoy it.

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khbvintage
Posted October 13, 2012 - 3:24pm

Thanks!

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William Smith
Posted October 1, 2014 - 4:57pm

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I'm two ticks tentative as the "F" variant.  
Check the ads I posted above.  Dial differences in B&W 1939 Meyers ad which does not give variant.  The two "F" ads both seem to show some steps on the side, and if you check the graphics of these two "F" ads, they are very similar, but not the same watch graphic (look at the right side of the bracelet).  So if the steps don't exist, and are an artists rendering issue, it occurs in two different "F" graphics (one from 1938, another from 1939).

Checking if we have other watch examples, or newer ads since October 2012