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Bulova 1939 Rona

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1939

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

7AM

Movement Jewels: 

7

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9377900

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

10K Rolled Gold Plate

Not For Sale
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
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Kathy L.
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Posted March 14, 2018 - 4:40pm

I think this is the Barbara but it has a 7 jewel movement not 17 as stated in the ad.  

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 14, 2018 - 5:36pm

Looking at the 1939 ads it might be a Rona that has a 7 jewel movement.  http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?title=193

jabs
Panel Member
Posted March 15, 2018 - 5:53am

Rona is good choice here is advert from 1938

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 18, 2018 - 9:01pm

Thank you very much!

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted March 17, 2018 - 7:12am

1939 Rona (s/n starts with a 9 as Stephen states below) on what appears to be a period Barbara band. Although the band differs slightly from the Rona ad, it's style and age correct for the watch and could possibly be original as received from the point of purchase jeweler. Nice watch!

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 18, 2018 - 8:50pm

Thank you!  They are very close in appearance and I think the band is what threw me off.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 17, 2018 - 12:02am

Your watch in wonderful condition. I agree with it  being a seven (7) jeweled 1939 Bulova 'Rona',  based on the case serial number.

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 18, 2018 - 8:53pm

Thank you!  I will need to learn how to figure out the case serial numbers in the future.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 17, 2018 - 6:53am

What a beautiful watch. It amazes me that it's in almost new condition, it looks like its hardly been worn.

1939 Bulova Rona

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 18, 2018 - 8:58pm

Thank you!  I was really happy with the condition and that it is working.