Bulova 1945 Joan

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
7AM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5637794
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1945 Bulova Joan

Case is marked as 14KT Rolled Gold Plate and is in the rose/pink gold color. Looks to have the original bracelet, whcih is very corroded on the clasp. Movement is a running 17-Jewel 7AM with the Triangle mark.

I found one ad from 1947 that is a possible match, it is in two parts: ad-1  ad-2

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 2, 2014 - 11:19am

Panel Member

What a cool looking watch. 

Matches the ad, and 1945 also. The movt and case appear to be in very good condition. 

Joan for me. 

OldTicker
Posted March 2, 2014 - 11:57am

Looks like someone wore that watch quite a bit, that would be why the clasp is corroded so much, the rest still looks pretty good.

Agree with the Joan ID.

JP
Posted March 2, 2014 - 1:02pm

Panel Member

Another nice one. Ditto the  "Joan" 1945

Geoff Baker
Posted March 3, 2014 - 7:12am

Club 5000Panel Member

Very cool watch Ken, nice find.

Joan works for me.

Andersok
Posted March 3, 2014 - 8:33am

Panel Member

This was my first time working with rose gold and it came out pretty nice; at first the bracelet looked to be a yellow gold that didn't match the case, so I thought it was a replacement. After cleaning it and finding the ad that matches it, it certainly looks to be the original basket weave type, and a well worn one. Case and case back have a couple of dings, but otherwise they are in good condition with very little wear; and the crown looks to also be rose gold.