Bulova 1943 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
6AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E403673
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Given to my mother in 1947.  Inside the case are 2 hand scratched sequences of letters and numbers: WF 450 (with the W and the F merged into a single character) and LL 14154 (2nd L sort of has another mark and could be a U).  

The model appears to be a Goddess of Time.  14K, Bulova, New York.

Any insight on how to restore the face as it appears to have discolored over the years?  Any ideas on where to find a band for it?

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1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:00am

What does it look like when it's in one piece?

bryantdccna
Posted December 11, 2012 - 10:23am

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bobbee
Posted December 12, 2012 - 1:37pm

Case is same as the "RONA" (no.13), but in 14K.

EDIT:- I get it, not the same as the RONA.

 

JP
Posted December 11, 2012 - 6:11pm

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Unknown

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William Smith
Posted December 11, 2012 - 6:14pm

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Subject watch also looks like it's rose gold? 

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bobbee
Posted December 11, 2012 - 6:16pm

Yup.

bryantdccna
Posted December 11, 2012 - 6:24pm

I disagree that it is a 'Rona', the top and bottom portions of the case are much more triangular with a rounded outer angle than the rectangular elements I see in the 1944 Montgomery Ward ad provided.

Gold vs. rose gold?  Maybe there is some tinting to the pictures provided, but I don't really see it in the watch itself (but I may not really know).  My mother's name is Rose so that has some possiblities as it was a gift to her from her father.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 12, 2012 - 6:58am

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Unknown. No exact match for the case found...yet.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 12, 2012 - 9:36am

"UNKNOWN"

 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 13, 2012 - 6:38am

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Unknown