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Bulova 1930 Arline

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Model ID rating explained.

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Movement Serial No.: 


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Crystal Details: 

1 in. long x 1/2 wide oval



Additional Information

Unknown Date (1930?)  Arline?

Bulova Ladies Watch 14K white gold

inside back case = 0084010

Bulova Quality Filled

Fifteen Jewels Swiss

Bulova Watch Co



Hinged Case

no movement symbol visible

Not For Sale
Bulova 1930 Arline watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 4:14am engraving differs....oh well back to unknown.

1926 Bulova Priscilla

Posted December 22, 2012 - 4:39am

So does dial engraving. Ie there is no big flower at the bottom on subject watch like the advert shows.

I would also say to me it looks like a sheild or Omega symbol on the movement next to the main spring wheel

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 5:33am

Which would coincide very well with the Case seriel number beginning with a Zero.

ad Dated 1929

1930 "ARLENE"

Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:27am

I Agree fifth.

Posted December 22, 2012 - 1:43pm

Thank you all for the information.  So it looks like this family heirloom is:

1925/1926 Bulova Pricilla Ladies watch, movement model TWO 2 APU, serial number 111607

14KT white Bulova Watch Company, quality gold filled,  15 jewell Swiss hand carved

6 AP Swiss movement,  manual wind,  etched dial with gold applied metal numbers

 Hinged case  model number 084010 ,  saphire stem, floral etched face and case  

Art Deco luxury dress style

White gold braid bracelet band  with clasp that opens to slip on

Case shape Tonneau

Original price 1926 = $50

2012 insurance replacement value = $250-$300 ?

Any corrections?


Posted December 22, 2012 - 2:55pm


That model has been discounted. Neither the case nor dial match the Pricilla model. I also believe this in 1930, the case number backs that up. Unless a clear photo of the movement is available though we really can't say what year the movement really is. But it is not a pricilla. I also think if it was 1925/26 it would have a 5P movement not a 6AP movement such as this


Geoff Baker
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 5:46am

Yes, a couple corrections. As Gary states we are again unsure of the watch name (and never were 100 % sure of the age, although we are within a couple years).  The details on the movement are unclear in your photographs so we never established the actual movement model number. While I can't say for certain, I doubt that these cases were hand carved (engraved). The watch would not have been $50 originally as that price reflects the case presented in solid gold. As we haven't ID'd your watch, we don't have an ad to match and therefore have no original price (yet?).

Additionally, we can't give price estimates / valuations to watches, so the replacement value is not established.

Posted December 22, 2012 - 5:28pm

I think this could be the early version of the is shown in an ad in the December 15, 1925 issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 100.  Sorry...I don't have the original ad to post, only a photocopy, but if you can find a libreary that has SEP back issues, check it out.

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William Smith
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:05pm

BobT / Rosie
Check page 2 of the thread for comparison to Priscilla.  Some differences in case pattern/engraving.
Fifth found a 1929 ad for Arlene (snippet below).  While it looks much closer, the ad is quite hard to see case engraving details.

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William Smith
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 3:44pm

I'm good w/ Arlene ID.  If published as such, two ticks from me.