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Bulova 1939 Lady Bulova "E"

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Found in my grandmothers house, unfortunately I know nothing of the history of the watch.

It is in full working order.

On the back it says '10k gold filled' and 'Bulova' with a shield symbol next to it. The shield was the only thing that I could see which may date it I couldn't find anything on the movement or any of the codes mentioned on the site so this could be wrong.

I would love to find out more sbout this beautiful watch

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djpollock 1939 Bulova Lady Bulova 10 31 2014
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
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Posted October 31, 2014 - 10:58am

look as Lady Bulova "E" from this 1939 advert

Posted October 31, 2014 - 11:18pm

LB "E" from me. Good find on the advert Jabs.

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Posted November 1, 2014 - 2:36am


Nice advert match. Lady Bulova 'E' it is.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 1, 2014 - 6:43am

Hi dj, welcome to myBulova. You are most fortunate to have this wonderful keepsake of your grandmother. I'm a big fan of family heirlooms like this. I agree that the D of your watch is Lady Bulova E. You can see from the advert jabs linked there were a couple variants of the Lady Bulova in 1939. Based on the case serial number, I suggest this might be a 1938 watch ( s/n begins with year = 8), the shield on the case is not a date code - Bulova didn't date code cases until 1948. There might be a date code on the movement but I can't see it in the photo. The watch is in very nice condition, it was treated well. Based on the present value of a 1938 dollar, this watch would be about $800 today. $50 was a lot of money in 1938!

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William Smith
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Posted November 1, 2014 - 3:53pm

Looks like a match to me.  Watch on right, 1939 ad on left.