Bulova 1942 Goddess of Time "E"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
6AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C034283
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Two movement symbols are marked one being the asterisk and an anchor? I also do not see a movement serial number.

 

 

 

I believe the watch to be a 1941 "Lorraine". It seems to have been customized showing the initials AM & HW. I picked this watch up for 5 dollars........they said it was broken, so I bought it and winded it and Im watching it tick away like new!

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jabs
Posted February 1, 2016 - 3:23pm

Panel Member

your watch looks like more to Goddess of Time "E", Lorraine has a slightly different shape of the case

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William Smith
Posted February 5, 2016 - 3:06pm

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I'm good w/ Goddess of Time, variant "E".  I see the engraving plainly on the subject watch and the ad pictured above, but when I go to the ad linked above, I'm not sure I'm seeing the engraving?  Maybe its just resolution of ad.  1942 ad Snippet from linked ad below:

Walker 1
Posted February 6, 2016 - 9:45pm

William, I believe the engraving was done aftermarket for the buyer possible by the retailer/jeweler.

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William Smith
Posted February 7, 2016 - 1:58am

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Sorry.  I wasn't clear on what I meant by engraving.  I was referring to the engraved ring around bezel- obvious in one ad, but not so in the second.  I wasn't referring to the personalization done by the owner :)

JP
Posted February 1, 2016 - 3:52pm

Panel Member

I like Goddess of Time "E"

Walker 1
Posted February 1, 2016 - 8:30pm

Thank you again!! This site is honestly the best site a collector could belong to.

Walker 1
Posted February 1, 2016 - 9:05pm

Would anyone have an idea on how to properly date the watch band? It seems to be nicer than the model reflects but if Id like to match it with its original at some point.

Andersok
Posted February 2, 2016 - 7:06am

Panel Member

I would also agree with Goddess of Time "E". Interesting location for the engravings; almost didn't notice them right away.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 2, 2016 - 9:47am

Club 5000Panel Member

I like the way the personalization was done, that's a cute idea to put it right out in the open. Regarding the bracelet replacement. It will difficult to find an exact match  but the advert does show the original nicely. I recommend perfecting a search parameter on your favorite auction site and going after it. The anchor turned around is a stylized "T" which is the date code for 1942. It is not uncommon for movements to have two date codes. We assume these were made in one year but assembled into cases in another and thus marked by hand with a second date code. It is slightly less common to find the year code non consecutive. In this case we might use the newer of the two to date the watch to 1942 as opposed to 1941.

Agree with Goddess of Time "E" for the ID. It's a nice watch in wonderful condition.

Walker 1
Posted February 4, 2016 - 11:33pm

Agreed the date code would have to be the later date of 1942. I can imagine this sitting around the factory for new year holiday break and then finally being assembled in the new year. The intials are beautifully done with hatching etched into each letter. I always loved antiques for the stories that they told and hands they passed through. One could imagine a guy giving this as a gift for his girlfirend, maybe soon to be wife and the intials just give it some provenance. In a way its a little sad but im sure the previous owners would be happy that its giving someone else some joy. I wish I had more info as I would love to find out whom the intials belong.