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Bulova 1929 Prudence

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1929

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

6AP

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

73841

Case Serial No.: 

836460

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

It's a guess: could it be a kind of Carolyn ??

EDIT: 2012.08.29  Changed from Carolyn to 1929 Prudence

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William Smith
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 4:58pm

I looked through the ads from 1928 thru 1931 and didn't see this case shape...but there's a lot of them ladies out there which we don't have ads for.  Perhaps a large amount for which we will never have ads, or maybe the model was not advertised at all?   We'll keep looking...

wfj_j
Posted March 4, 2012 - 12:25pm

William, Thanks for the update.

I'll keep looking too!

Greetings from Wim (short for Willem (=William in Dutch)) from Amsterdam

plainsmen
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Posted March 4, 2012 - 3:04pm

Beautiful watch Wim... I too have a few of these unknown ladies.  Fantastic for the collection but will frustrate you trying to find out any information on them!

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William Smith
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Posted March 4, 2012 - 5:13pm

wfj   How did you decide on Carolyn?

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William Smith
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 3:27pm

Hi Willem  I believe there was some discussion on this watch being similar to the Prudence.  I found three ads on site from the 1920's showing the Prudence.  Seeing the actual Prudence ads is useful.
Below is one ad from 1926.  You can click on the image to see the entire full size ad.


Another 1926 ad (again click on ad graphic to see full ad)

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William Smith
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 9:38pm

Willem.  As for the Carolyn ID, I'm not seeing it in the ads.  There's also no other watch ID'ed as such on site.  For the Carolyn ads, I found a 1928 ad (below left).  It shows an ornate case.  The next ad for the Carolyn shows up in 1934 as a much different watch (below right).  By 1936 it shows up as a 17 jewel model. Again you can click on any graphic below to see the full ad.
Based on this, I've voted unconfirmed 1 tick.  It's most likely an unknown still - IMO.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 27, 2012 - 2:55pm

Will,

Today I've been searching the Vintage Ad and Watch database for a similar Model...

Vintage database ad Dated December 1926 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1926-AD12-%28Dec...

You were correct with the 'PRUDENCE'.

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William Smith
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 3:06pm

I've PMed Willem and informed him there had been some progress on the ID'ing process.  I'm pretty sure he's still around. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 27, 2012 - 3:12pm

 

Upon updating the subject Watch would receive 3 Stars (checks)

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DarHin
Posted August 27, 2012 - 3:15pm

Yes, Prudence. Good work Will & Mark.