Bulova 1945 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Case Serial No.: 
F311493
Additional Information: 

I remember my mother wearing this watch when I was a child. My father recently gave it to my daughter, and I am looking for additional information about it.

I had originally put the date at 1926, but now I see that the triangle symbol could be 1926, 1935 or 1945. Not sure how to narrow it down. I'm assuming 1945 now, based on information posted by Mark.

Added a better photo of the face.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 31, 2010 - 7:06pm

The Triange date stamp on the movement was used by Bulova in 1926, 1935 and 1945. I'm going to go out on a limb and say based on the size/style and the box it's in it's a 1945 model.

Curry_Pepper
Posted December 31, 2010 - 8:00pm

I just noticed that the symbols were used for more than one year each. 1945 would make sense if my mother received it as a teenager. That could be the case, as my Dad was not certain if it had been her mother's or not.

Thanks for the information.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 31, 2010 - 8:17pm

You're welcome.

It's not 1920's era, 1935 and 1945 are very close timewise. I'm guessing 1945 based on the display box and the fact that it is the original, if this style was used in '35 I'd be surprised. The numbers inside the oblong on the movement are it's model, a 17J 5AB and the numbers on the rear of the case are its serial number.

There are a few 1945 ads in the information archives showing ladies models, You may find it listed there if not try 1935 as I've been wrong before, ask anyone.

: )

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Stephen Ollman
Posted December 31, 2010 - 8:49pm

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Does the dial have roman numerals?

Curry_Pepper
Posted December 31, 2010 - 9:01pm

Yes, Roman numerals.

12, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10

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Stephen Ollman
Posted December 31, 2010 - 9:19pm

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I can find some examples of this period using roman numerals, but as yet haven't ben able to find one with this case. So the search continues.