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Bulova 1937 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

6AL

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

735821

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Round

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Here is a unique little 1937 ladies watch.  It is much smaller than I expected it to be with the case being smaller than a dime.  The lugs are unique in how the band is attached.  If this band breaks I will probably have to custom make one with a cord band.  

It has a 10K gold filled case with a 1937 serial number and signed Bulova and shield.  It has a 6AL 17 jewel working movement date stamped 1937 as well.  The inside of the case is signed Bulova Fifth Ave New York.  I haven't found an ad for it yet. 

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted February 14, 2019 - 6:09pm

It is not smaller than some of my other ladies watches but to me appears larger in the photos than it is.  Here is a size comparison shot next to a dime.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 14, 2019 - 6:42pm

Wow. That is really cool and one I have certainly never encountered. The band is pretty amazing as well. I did a preliminary ad search and come up empty. As of right now I'm at unknown, but still looking.

Congrats, what a great score!

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted February 14, 2019 - 7:40pm

Thanks Bob!  I couldn't find an ad either but it was too different to pass up : )

denupnorth
Posted February 14, 2019 - 7:55pm

I almost bid on that one, really different design.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted February 14, 2019 - 8:04pm

Never seen it but very unusual and nice!

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2019 - 9:27am

Wow, what a cool little watch! I'm curious to know how the the cords are attached to the knobs that secure them ( DON'T TRY TO REMOVE THEM TO ANSWER MY QUESTION, I'm just curious). It's going into the Unknown category but I hope we can wait a week or so to give me a chance to look at it.

PS - I would have it serviced and wear it, it's a great watch.

1937 Bulova Unknown

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted February 16, 2019 - 11:59am

Thank you Geoff!  I am not sure how the knobs attach to the cord on the lug end.  It is just a tad too tight for me to put on.  I will have to see if one of my other deployment clasps will give it enough room to go over my hand.  It is very close but I don't want to force it.