Here is my Grandmother Eva's Bulova watch, recently found when my Mother began to clean out her former house. We believe it was purchased in the 1940's, or possibly the 30's. The movement date code (a square) seems to place it in 1936, but that is somewhat at odds with Internet comments regarding case codes, which indicate that 1st-character letters were not common until the 1940's.
From browsing the watches listed on MyBulova, I find it most similar to:
- 1942 Goddess of Time
- a watch listed as "Bulova 1943 - Unknown", but identified in a post by one of the Admin's as a model called the "Joy". [Grandma's has a similar 'rose gold' color, and similar hands and dial markings]
I do not know the vocabulary of case shapes, as offered in the MyBulova form's dropdown. I would call it 'square', but I welcome the correction of experts :-)
Here are the details I've gathered that may be confirmed by inspecting the pictures:
- 17 Seventeen Jewels
- ◻️ (square date code symbol)
- 6AH (movement model, in rectangular border)
- Bulova Watch Co.
Inside case markings:
- 14k Rolled Gold Plate Bezel
- Stainless Back
- New York
Outside case markings:
Strap clasp markings:
- 1/20 - 12k
- B - 3
The crown is NOT marked.
Your help in identifying this small piece of our family history is much appreciated!