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Bulova 1930 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1930

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

6AP

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

67411

Case Serial No.: 

0222802

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I'm so very excited about this watch because this is the 3rd version of the Miss Liberty and now I have all three versions of the Miss Liberty in sapphires.

The Dial minute track matches the ad perfectly, and has the cut corner tonneau shaped case.

The case is 14K White Gold Filled.

The middle sapphire is in the reversed position as the ad, and three needs replacement with a new sapphire crown and installing a 15 jewel movement to confirm to the correct Bulova standards. Thank goodness I have all the pieces needed to bring this little Gem back to life.

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
TexasLady
Posted September 14, 2019 - 8:33pm

 

THREE VERSIONS OF THE MISS LIBERTY

The two watches on right side are from mybulova DB.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 15, 2019 - 10:47pm

Would be good to get a confirmation advert one day, just to rule out the possibility that the jeweler or printer got it wrong. Not the first time we've seen models given the wrong name based on a similar appearance to another watch.

At this stage I'm tentative Bulova Miss Liberty.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2019 - 2:11am

Dear Texaslady, your watch is beautyful and similar to the Miss Liberty, but no ad has been found so far as to confirm its identity. The ad you placed above is showing a different watch than the one you post here. It shows a gold filled watch without any sapphires and is called the Sylvette, ironeously called "famous Miss Liberty" in this ad. Advertising in newspapers by jewelers are known to be full of mistakes, particularly when advertising just a single watch. In conclusion: beautiful watch, similar in set up to Miss Liberty, but "unknown".

TexasLady
Posted September 16, 2019 - 1:49pm

Thank you Alex.

But I don't believe it's the Sylvette.

TexasLady
Posted September 18, 2019 - 10:41pm

VINDICATION

I found the ad with the description & name -  she is the Miss Liberty 3rd version.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2019 - 5:19am

OK so I was thinking that the new advert was infact showing sapphires, but it certainly does look like that might not  be the case. The advert does not mention sapphires and as Alex points out, it highights the 'Famous Miss Liberty' when we all know what the 'Miss Liberty' looked like.

Back to Unknown for me too.

TexasLady
Posted September 16, 2019 - 1:48pm

You need to see the other ads I found below.

TexasLady
Posted September 16, 2019 - 10:15pm

There are two ads published on Dec-06 and Dec 20, 1929 by Smit's Fifth Ave. Jewelers in the PITTSBURG PRESS, PITTSBURG, PENN.

The ad states: "flexible wristlet to match" meaning that the watch and bracelet was available in either synthetic sapphires or emeralds, both on the watch and wristlet/bracelet.

Here's another ad below.  There is a difference in the size and shape of the dial minute track between the Miss Liberty and the Sylvette.   See both watches below the ad.

Same watch as the other ad.  The illustrator of the drawing has put an extreme emphasis on the "V" around the center stone.

This ad is from:  DEC 14,1930 THE BALTIMORE SUN, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND from KAY JEWELRY COMPANY.

MY MISS LIBERTY 3rd version               MY SYLVETTE

There is a difference in the size and shape of the dial minute track with these two watches.  The Miss Liberty 3rd version  VS The Sylette.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2019 - 10:41pm

I still don't think the watch listed in the adverts is set with any sapphires and is a match for the Sylette. The notion of a matching band can still be accurate without the case being set with sapphires.

I have to agree with Alex and go with Unknown.

TexasLady
Posted September 16, 2019 - 10:51pm

The size and shape of the dial minute marker is different.