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Bulova 1930 Miss America

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Manufacture Year: 

1930

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

6AF

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

275440

Case Serial No.: 

0158306

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I was very anxious to get this one in the mail.  It was advertised as an estate find and unknown if it worked or not.  I decided to take a chance on it.  It came in a green Miss Liberty case from this time and will be a very nice case for my Miss Liberty.  Happy dance that it does work, yay!

These are such pretty little watches.  Not very expensive models at the time but I can see why the Miss America and Miss Liberty held their popularity.  Looks like they were only made for a couple of years before the models changed to the baguette style. 

The simulated stones on this one are really pretty and in great condition.  The dial is also unique and really nice looking.  The crown is a flower and matches the flowers on the band which makes me think they might be original but hard to say.  I don't know enough about the model to know.  Has a dust cover installed.  The movement is date stamped with an omega for 1930 and the serial # starts with a 0 for 1930.  Thanks!

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 10, 2019 - 11:12pm

The crown.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted June 10, 2019 - 11:38pm

Wow, good for you! That's a beauty and how fortunate you were that it runs, and came in the nice box you can pair with another watch in your collection. I will say the band is indeed the original. It's interesting that the band only has a stone on the inside of the wrist when worn. 

 

1930 Bulova Miss America

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 2:26am

Thank you Bob.  I have seen others with only one stone on the band.  Maybe they loose a stone and take out that link.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted June 11, 2019 - 1:48am

A very nice Miss America! Only small remark is indeed on the strap. It should have stones on both sides, not only on one. Together with the Liberty box, looks like the seller did quite some effort to make something really nice out of several components. 

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 2:31am

Thank you Alex!  It would be nice to find a complete band, I will be keeping my eye open for one.  I am happy to get the box for my Miss Liberty.  Now to find a Miss America box ; )

jabs
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 7:40am

1930 Bulova Miss America, nice addition to your collection

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 10:42am

Thank you jabs : )

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 8:23am

This is an exciting find Kathy, it's a very nice package, congratulations!. I think the bracelet is original, it's impossible to say where the other stone ran off to. The condition of the watch and dial is remarkable

1930 Bulova Miss America (There she is....Miss America)

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 10:44am

Thank you Geoff, yes I got lucky on this one.  These are hard to find in good condition at a reasonable price.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 11, 2019 - 12:51pm

Excellent example, and I don't think I've seen that crown before.

1930 Miss America.