Bulova 1940 Marshall

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Amber, curved, 27.1 x 13.8mm, MX432
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Curved shape, Omega date mark (1940), bought 1999 in Palo Alto, CA for $250.  "B-10K Gold Fill" on case.  

Watch has a white face, appears yellow through amber crystal. Watch is 9.5/10 functional and aesthetic condition. Crystal size is an exact match for MX432, which corresponds to the "Palm Beach", the original designation of this watch.

However, in August, 2012, an ad surfaced which almost certainly demonstrates that this watch is the 1939 Marshall model.

Pix of the movement and inner case are available in the comments section.

Many heartfelt thanks to the denizens of MyBulova, who generously shared their time and expertise to help ID this watch!

EDIT 2012.08.09. Changed from 1939 Palm Beach to 1940 Marshall by request of owner. Will Smith

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 8:36pm

No Sub-Seconds on that one, I looked at that also so maybe the 40' model got an upgrade and name change?

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 8:37pm


I thought I'd added that model before, but didn't find it via the seach???


:-)  Scott



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Posted April 26, 2011 - 8:46pm

.no sub dial and it looks like there's a little engraving to the Bezel of the 'BIARRITZ' also.

2 different Models.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted August 8, 2012 - 9:02pm

database ad Dated 1939 names this Watch the 'MARSHALL'

Posted August 10, 2012 - 5:18pm

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Way to go Mark! Nice solid ID on this one. Well worth the wait.

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William Smith
Posted August 9, 2012 - 3:02pm

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looks like the marshall to me. the owner of the watch pm'ed me and he'd like to change the root ID to the marshall but he's having some problems with the drop down menu.

Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:44pm

Nice find Mark,

It took a while for a ad to surface, but now we can give it a 3 tick rating...now to find that Palm Beach setting in someone's sock drawer!