Bulova 1940 Carolyn

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Model ID rating explained.
1.68
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Model: 
-
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
0325567
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I do not know the manufacture year.  This could be late 1920s or perhaps part of the 1950 Academy series.  Please help.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 18, 2013 - 4:10pm

1940's

I want to say 'GODDESS OF TIME'

Is the Dial round or oval shaped?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 19, 2013 - 7:38am

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I see what you mean Mark. The advert we have certainly looks to show this watch as slightly oval in shape. Closest thing I can find though.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 19, 2013 - 6:59pm

admin,

This ad Dated 1945 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1945-1.jpg gives Us what appears to be a round version of the oblong Case, if You know what I mean.

: )

 

Under closer scrutiny perhaps not.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 20, 2013 - 4:52am

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Gentlemen, I think that's the same watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 20, 2013 - 9:26am

If the Dial of the subject is Oval then it is a 'GODDESS OF TIME' as We know the Model was available in engraved and plain cased versions from the descriptive text of some ads.

If Round I would give the Watch a tentative ID as the same.

ads are Dated 1942 and 1945 respectively.

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alien Ant
Posted July 21, 2013 - 3:40am

Not seeing a match with the subject's lugs or bezel detail in either of these.

Note the "wings" on the bezel, and the arrow point on the lug fixture, neither of these features can be seen on the two ad excerpts.

                   

The Carolyn in this 1949 ad looks closer, but not quite there.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 21, 2013 - 3:52am

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Unknown, I agree the top and bottom lugs are different.

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alien Ant
Posted July 21, 2013 - 11:55am

This black dial  Goddess of Time "C" is a case match though. 1947 ad.

             

Here is a better match. The Carolyn, 1948 ad.

 

Here is another GoT from 1948. Oval dial though, and appears to be the same as the one on the right.

  

 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 22, 2013 - 5:40am

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Carolyn works for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 23, 2013 - 4:46am

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Yes, I think I see Carolyn as well.