Bulova 1930 Arline

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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1 in. long x 1/2 wide oval
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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
Posted December 27, 2012 - 5:03am

I can clearly see a triangle next to the two adj in the new photos.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted December 27, 2012 - 6:26am

it's a Square.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 11:55am

I don't know what the date code is and apparently I've forgottten how to spell "loupe" too.

DarHin's picture
Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:16pm

Could this be a 5P (Aurore-Villeret 9) movement? Precursor to the 5AP?

Dr Ranfft shows the following. Notice the 5AP has rounder ends like the subject.





bobbee's picture
Posted December 28, 2012 - 5:55pm

Priscilla, 1925 ad.

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William Smith
Posted December 28, 2012 - 6:07pm

Club 5000Panel Member

We had a couple higher resolution Pricilla ads on page two of thread, and ruled out based on case engraving....I think the Arlene ad is a good match.
Arlene from me

....but I have no idea where we stand on vote counts now as it's changed possible names as new ads are placed in the thread....

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Posted May 8, 2013 - 12:50pm

If We use the Case Serial number entered by the Watch Owner We can Date the piece to 1930 and according to an ad Dated 1930 the design is the 'ARLINE'. 


EDIT:  Two photos were inserted here but from off site image hosting.  That site no longer is showing the photos, and was instead showing commercial products in place of "lost images".  This is why it's important to upload all photos to MyBulova.  Otherwise they get "lost" and the thread is hard to follow w/o images.  Will

The ID could change if the Case serial number begins with a (mis-struck) 6 and not a Zero



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Reverend Rob
Posted May 9, 2013 - 9:27am

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The 6P is the Aurore-Villeret 8, the same ebauche used for the 6AP, 6PP, and 6PPI. 

I agree with 'Arline'. 

Posted May 12, 2013 - 4:26pm

Thank you all for the recent postings.  I took the watch to my local watch repair and was told the stem is broken due to rust, and the interior needs cleaning also because of some rust. He suggested it will cost several hundred dollars to repair, not locally.  Discusted, I threw (not really) the old watch in a drawer and left it.  Does anyone know of a professional repair service I can send it to for an estimate?  Before I throw it away I will see if it is worth the cost and effort of repair.  Thanks, Rosie

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William Smith
Posted May 15, 2013 - 7:07pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good with Arlene for that date.  Either I voted for Arline already, or the ticks are not being reset to blank after Model Name change?