Bulova 1939 -Unknown

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I've been the owner of my Great Grandmother's watch for a while now, and I just recently got it fixed so it runs. My mother and I were trying to identify the age when I found this site. Any information you can give me about it would be greatly appreciated.




PS I chose shield as my symbol because I didn't know what the square shield was, the watch dating chart seemed to have only 2 shields, though originally I thought the shape was a blob, so what do I know.

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 4:39pm

Definitly looks like a shield to me. I will do a search and see what I come up with. Thanks for posting the watch.


Geoff Baker
Posted May 24, 2013 - 5:35am

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Hi Katie - welcome to nyBulova. You're quite fortunate have your grandmothers watch, we think family heirlooms are the best. 

At first glance I thought your watch might not be in a genuine Bulova case but it appears that it is marked "Bulova" on the back. I agree that your watch does date to 1939, hopefully we'll find a name for her.

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Posted May 24, 2013 - 7:48am

ever feel like You're being watched ?

1941 ad. 'EMPRESS' is the closest found but not a match.

1939 'UNKNOWN'

Geoff Baker
Posted May 25, 2013 - 5:29am

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yeah, now that you mention it..........that is a bit eerie, isn't it? Watched - BY A WATCH!

Posted May 24, 2013 - 10:16am

I found nothing close enough to get excited about either. Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 25, 2013 - 5:57am

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The Empress is close but a bit different on the lugs.

Agreee - Unknown

Posted May 27, 2013 - 1:30am

We could give it the nickname "Eyeball" watch ; D


Posted May 27, 2013 - 8:00am

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I wanyt to call it the 'cyclops', but alas it's Unknown for me too.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 7:42am

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This is one of those designs that will jump right out of the advert when we finally find one.