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Bulova 1929 Daphne

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 Hi, I bought this recently, apparently 14k gold filled... any other information anyone could provide would be gratefully appreciated, thank you. 

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Posted December 7, 2011 - 8:04pm

Yours is probably closer to 1928 or 1929 and it is named the Dianne.

Posted December 7, 2011 - 9:48pm

 Marvellous! (I must have misread the date on the inside.) Thanks for that!

Posted December 7, 2011 - 9:53pm

Bulova produced a lot of Women's watches using a case that was marked "June 10, 1924", that doesn't necessarily mean that was when it was made. That was when their "Patent" was approved.

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William Smith
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 7:46pm

IMO this record is too conflicting and lacking details to assign more than one star.  A two star 1924 Dianne w/o movement info, case SN suggesting 1929 (maybe case SN?).    Could it be the case of a Dianne?  Maybe.  I can't find a Dianne ad (1924 thru 1930) and link provided by admin doesn't work any longer.  Nice watch though...

Posted March 22, 2012 - 8:26pm

As discussed here, some of us don't believe the very blurry ad reads, "Dianne", rather we think it reads, "Daphne":

So, now this watch is listed in the database under both names.

Note:  The link I provided is the same post that Admin linked to above.  After the "Daphne" discussion, the watch name was changed by the owner, so Admin's link no longer works.

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William Smith
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Posted March 23, 2012 - 1:43am

Thanks Nova  ...good reason for my one star.

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Posted November 17, 2012 - 12:08pm

Dates to 1929 with case SN, as earlier noted by Daca.

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William Smith
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 5:59am

Yes case SN does suggest 1929.  I'll update in root record and note as such.  Also looks like the ad which was used for this model name was determined to be "Daphne" not Dianne.  See Daphne record and ad discussed at:

Clearer 1928 ad for Daphne (click for full ad):

Should I update model ID to Daphne based on above?

EDIT: 2012.11.19 Changed from Dianne to Daphne.


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Posted November 18, 2012 - 6:04am


Good spot there, Will.