Bulova 1930 -Unknown

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Alrighty ladies and gents.  I picked up this exquisite ladies model tonight.  I think I've seen this model a couple times before.

She sports a 14k white gold case, with a ruby, emerald, diamond enlay.  You can't see it very well but the seller said the emeralds are cracked and chipped.  I'm thinking either really crappy emeralds or just glass that has busted.  Eitehr way I think Mike should be able to replace for me.

Unfortunately the original movement was sent in to a watchmaker for repair... and the seller never heard from the guy again. 

She states the original movement was a 5AP from 1927.  She got a replacement 5AP and as you can see it's from 1932.  This watch has been recently serviced and runs well.

I may or may not delve into getting a 5AP closer in year to the origional reported year.  In fact I've picked up two 5AP's tonight to see what years they are.

Anyway boys... I've looked through all my ads... I don't have a clue what this beauty is.

She will be staying in my personal collection forever along side my other 18k Unknown ladies.... these will eventually belong to my daughter whose 4 right now... so they could well be 100 years old by the time they're hers! 

Sellers pics... mine will of course be a my style when the watch comes in.

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Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2013 - 7:03am

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Plains, I hope she doesn't have to wait a hundred years to be trusted with a watch! I like it, especially the crown.

Alas, Unknown from here too.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 9:29pm

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Yeah that crown is really sweet.  I think I've seen maybe one before now that I think about it... but not many... at all.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:28am

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What's wrong with your wife? My better half would be all over this one, as if she needs another watch! I think she caught the Bully bug from me.

Anyway's Jerin, it's a really sweet watch. Who needs an ID when they're this nice. UK for now but I'd bet we'll know by the time your daughter gets it.



Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:47am

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She's not into watches...probably fortunately! Heh... She thinks they ae pretty... but freaked about losing one cause they're so small and somethink like this... almost irreplacable or years in the making anyway.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:42am

Very nice snag Jerin,

These old Ladies watches are little works of art.

Unknown for now.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 10:50am

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I agree with this statement 100%. In my opinion the golden age for ladies watches was the 1920's. While you have some spillage into the early 30's, its really all down hill after that.

Posted January 18, 2013 - 12:03pm

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Not entirely true though I do agree they produced a boatload that were not all that desireable. They may have lost alot of the class and style of the 20's but the 14k and diamond watches of the 50's and 60's would melt any ladies heart. When I get a really nice one Lorraine usually calls dibs on it and it ends up in her jewellry box. She has about a half dozen now as well as a couple of the rarer American Girl bangle bracelets.

There's the La Petites, Candlelight, Diadem, and other series that all have the wow factor.

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William Smith
Posted January 18, 2013 - 3:36pm

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Another beautiful early Bulova Lady...unknown for now...but great!

Posted January 18, 2013 - 5:49pm

Just can not express my facination with this beautiful watch and I don't even care for most of the ladies watches.Unknown for now sadly.

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William Smith
Posted June 15, 2015 - 5:41am

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How are we on the "date" for this watch?  Original owners says it came w/ a 1927 5AP movement, replaces with a 1932 5AP movement.  If this watch was released in say 1929, it could easily have had a movement from two years earlier at POS.  Perhaps Bulova used up some older movements?