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Bulova 1931 Justine

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Hi all

just snapped this on the bay. not sure but I think it might be a 1921 Justine,  I can't quite make out the movement details as yet but I do think it is all Bulova.  Merc found the ad for me me and it certainly looks the part. Once I get my hands on it I will ad further details.

According to the seller its running fine.

I think you will agree those emeralds do look good

I have updated the info and its certainly looks more like a Justine see jewel count and movement

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 10:31am

1931, not 21.

The advert is also 1931.

Justine, great catch.

Posted May 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

sorry my mistake yes 31

Posted May 12, 2015 - 12:13pm

Nice catch and well worth cleaning up and oiling and keeping.

31 Justine

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 1:16pm


Geoff Baker
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Posted May 13, 2015 - 6:21am

Hello Justine, pretty little lady George. 

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 6:30am


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William Smith
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Posted May 13, 2015 - 1:54pm

Here's my concerns.  We have several ads for period similar watches stating count of "emeralds" or "sapphires", and those ads state numbers of semi-precious stones which are on bezel, not including any stones on the band.  One example is the 1930 Minerva ad:

If you look at the full ad from which the snippet above comes, you'll see there are several other examples where there are stones on the bands in the ad graphics, however if the descriptions mention number of stones, it never includes stones on bands.

There are several other first party Bulova generated/published ads which follow this pattern.  

The ad used for Justine looks to be second or third party.  Perhaps the company running the Justine ad included the stones on the band, but I sure can't tell from the graphic if there's 4 or 6 stones on the bezel- its too grainy.

I think we jumped the gun on this ID, so I'm giving one tick for unconfirmed as my rating.  We are still unsure of the subject watch jewel count at present too.  It could be 15 jewels?  I can't see if the center wheel has a jewel or not.

Posted May 14, 2015 - 6:41am

W S.

See updated data the jewel count and movement make it more than likely to be a Justine



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William Smith
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Posted May 14, 2015 - 12:09pm

Thanks George.  I'm still wondering about the wording of ad saying six emeralds vs yours having 4 emeralds on bezel.

Edti:  For the Justine ad- what is source of ad?  On our site or Lisa's or???  I'm thinking if there's other Bulova watches in the full ad, it may be revealing.

Posted May 14, 2015 - 12:28pm

The ad was supplied by Alan  (Merc). Not sure where he sourced it from