Bulova 1944 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
5AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F013354
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I have multiple photos of inside and back,  the back inside reads BULOVA 14k solid gold NEW YORK. The band is a 2 layer band, reads LA PETITE stainless back. OK folks, after being unable to identify, and before I post my next 3 watches, I wanted to be certain it was not human error on my part, due largely to the fact after being a member only 1 week, I have seen only a few watches still unidentified, this possibilty seemed likely, and yes. I am very distressed to report the 5AE is in fact 5AB. I do not know haw I misread the B for an E, a bit of dust or not a strong enough lens, I dug out my large magnifier, and well, here it is. I apaologize for the time you all have spent looking for my model, when perhaps someone that read theirs properly the first tie could have benefitted instead. I only ask you forgive this blunder, particularly as I have more to list. The rest of the information stands, circle, 17 jewels, solid gold case, LA PETTITE stainless backed band, the gold portion having a rather long pat.#  on the ends. Many apologies. NY

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goantiquesny 1944 Bulova Unknown 11 08 2014
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Geoff Baker
Posted November 9, 2014 - 5:33am

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NY -  We use both stamped date codes AND case serial numbers to date watches. When a date code is presented that covers more then one year we use the style to further define the year. The circle does cover three years and your watch is in the style of 1940's vintage Bulovas. Prior to 1948 Bulova did not date code watch cases so we use the first number of the serial to date the case. Solid gold cases don't seem to fit that pattern however. For your watch I'm comfortable assigning it 1944 as the year of production.

goantiquesny
Posted November 9, 2014 - 9:33am

Thank you, 1944 then.  I am having a bit of trouble listing for sale, happily donated, I am happy to be a part of this community.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 10, 2014 - 6:35am

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Nothing so far from the 1940s. Will expand my search tomorrow.