Bulova 1943 Lady Maxim

Submitted by mbardis on August 28, 2012 - 11:12pm
Manufacture Year
1943
Movement Model
5AB
Movement Date Code
X
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
471591
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

 

Hello. I wish to identify this watch. I haven't been able to open the back case, so I can't tell the movement serial number.  I've tried matching this watch to those in the database, but haven't been able to find it.
 
Case number is 471591, and beneath BULOVA is 14 K in a square, with a circle on both sides. 
 
Thanks.
 
EDIT: I have since opened the back case and have confirmed that the movement model is 5AB.
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mybulova_admin
Posted August 29, 2012 - 6:52am

Bulova Lady Maxim. Should have a 17 J movement.

bobbee
Posted August 29, 2012 - 7:37am

More like the Carol at the bottom of your linked ad, Mark, but 14K red or yellow gold, can't tell.

William Smith
Posted August 30, 2012 - 2:06am

Similar to the Lady Maxim.  1946 ad snippet below:

Closer than Carol or Shirley IMO

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 30, 2012 - 5:17am

right on

'LADY MAXIM'

Geoff Baker
Posted August 30, 2012 - 6:41am

She's always a Lady (Maxim) to me........

bobbee
Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:21am

Nice one, admin and Will. Agreed, Lady Maxim.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 31, 2012 - 6:10am

Sorry I was lazy and didn't include the advert.....

:-)

mbardis
Posted August 31, 2012 - 9:28am

Thanks everyone!

William Smith
Posted December 27, 2012 - 3:48pm

Great condition Lady Maxim!  Nice watch.  In the absence of a date code symbol on the case and unknonw date of movement, the first digit of case serial number suggests this is a 1944 production date.  There may be ads for the Lady Maxim before the date of ads posted above- I don't remember.
How did you determine the current 1946 production date?  Perhaps based on the date of the ad?