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Bulova 1930 Miss America

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i recently acquired (what I hope to be) my great grandmothers watch.

the numbers are very hard for me to see,  I did my best deciphering them.

it is keeping time and I do see the lil date symbol 30's or 40's.... It's visable

in one of the pictures .  I don't know any history on it.... Any info is greatly



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1930 Miss America Bulova watch
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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
Panel Member
Posted February 23, 2016 - 7:36pm

Hi Kristi, your watch is the "Miss America". This model was introduced in 1930 and very successful. It was also available with blue stones.  Many new generations of the Miss America were to follow until the 60's. Congratulations with this beautiful watch. 

Posted February 23, 2016 - 7:56pm

Miss America 1930

Kristi J
Posted February 23, 2016 - 10:38pm

Thank you Alex and JP

I love it!  

Does it appear to be missing anything? 

Is it best to keep it as is ?

id like to wear it on special occassions 

and would love to keep handing it down. 







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Posted February 24, 2016 - 3:36am

1930 Miss America

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 24, 2016 - 10:23am

Hello Kristi, welcome to myBulova. I'm a big fan of heirloom watches, I think they're just wonderful. Congratulations on having this lovely keepsake from your Great Grandmother. While the bracelet currently on the watch is not original it matches nicely. It is possible to find an original filigree bracelet but they are difficult to find in serviceable condition. The only recommendation I have for you is to have the watch professionally serviced if you're going to use it, even if you only wear it occasionally. It's made it through 85 years, I'd like you to help it along the next 85 by having it maintained properly. Even if it runs now, it still needs servicing.

Here's a 1930 advert showing your watch:

"...There she goes, Miss America....."