Hello, This is my 1st BULOVA, my boyfriend picked it up at a yard sale this spring. After goggling and reading about BULOVA's, I have collected 4 more!! Any help dating or naming this jem would be greatly appreciated. She still works, but about 5-10 mins off i noticed.
Hi BrenB. These Bulova watches are addictive aren't they. I'm just a member here and was admiring your watch. It's not a 1936 but a 1946. The 6AH movement wasn't made until 1940. I think it might be the Juliana model.
It's "H" in this ad.
Yes, it is very addictive! I have spent most of my free time during summer break tinkering with watches. I'am still awestruck every time I pop one open. Such delicate details, it's amazing.
I have Juliana as one of the ones "it could be ". So many with such similar characteristics! Thank you all for your information & thoughts. I look forward to more feedback and adding my other watches! Enjoy your afternoon!
Oh, the markings on the cases, those are from the case makers only, correct?
Bren, if you're referring to the marks on the inside of the case back, they're made by the different watchmakers who've serviced it over the years. Each watchmaker uses a different system of marks so they can only be interpreted by the person the made them.
Hi Bren, welcome to myBulova. Sounds like you've got the beginning of a Bulova collection. I also think the watch you have is the Juliana model, it looks to be the same as this one:
I do note from the advert posted above though that the Juliana came originally with black numerals and hands. It's difficult to tell for certain but it appears that you might have the original band on it, that's nice.
Juliana is good ID vote
I've also found one 1948 ad showing the Bernice, very similar to the Juliana, same price, also white gold:
I'm fine with the Juliana name, since it is an earlier ad. Agree the year is 1946; also feel the dial may not be original.