Bulova 1928 Collette

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Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
5AP
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
8178589
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Easily the most intricate and delicate Bulova I have ever laid eyes on.  The engraving on the bezel is second to none with the flower motif that carries over to the small exquisitely detailed flowers on the dial of this tiny ladies Bulova.

She sports a 5AP, 15 Jewel Movement and the case has a patent date of 1924.  The movement is fully encased and fits like a precision piece that it is.

This one will be staying with my personal collection for quite some time.

Special thanks to Jay from vintagebulova.com for the identification on this beautiful timepiece.

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plainsmen
Posted March 12, 2011 - 9:21am

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Gotta be some love for the little lady here gents!

NOVA
Posted March 12, 2011 - 9:45am

Lovely indeed.  What are you thinking for a band?

plainsmen
Posted March 12, 2011 - 9:52am

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You know I don't know quite yet.  It's very small...  might have ot customize a black leather band somehow.  It would be rediculous to think I'll ever find an original to go along with it...  I've not even remotely seen another Collette yet.    This would be the first one since I've been keeping an eye out.

Has anyone else seen one?

simpletreasures
Posted March 12, 2011 - 10:59am

Jerin, don't strain your eyes scouring E-*> for the correct band> I may have one for you, just have to do some digging!!

plainsmen
Posted March 12, 2011 - 11:04am

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Sweet!  *hops around*

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shooter144
Posted March 12, 2011 - 12:39pm

I think a satin silver silk band with a dainty white cold clasp...screams elegance...Jerin send me a mailing addy, Ive got something to send ya..

Sainttess
Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:11pm

Looky, looky, Jerin!  I got a Collette all my own!!

http://tiny.cc/jyqre

It is now in my possession  (rubbing hands together).  A couple of problems, t hough. 

1.  I can get the movement out of the outer case, but I can't get it out of the inner plastic windowed case, so I'm having trouble reading all the info on the movement.  I'm 99% sure it says 5AP (so tiny!), but I'm having trouble seeing the date symbol, because it is partially hidden by the rim of the case.  I think it might be that mark that looks kinda like a shield, but I'm not 100% sure.  If it is, that would make it a 1929.  The case and dial look identical to yours. 

2.  It has a gold colored crown, which is obviously not original.  It is almost impossible to wind because it is not the right crown.  I have to open the case back to be able to wind it, and it is still very hard to do.

3.  It could really use a new crystal, as the one on it is badly scratched so it's hard to see the dial in some spots.

4.  In my fumbling and careless attempts to get the movement out of the inner case, one of the hands popped off , and I haven't yet been able to find it in my confetti colored carpet...  It may also have fallen into my keyboard.... sigh

Do you think you can help me locate some replacement parts for it?  Crystal, hands, crown?

It really is a pretty little thing.  :)

Oh, and by the way, there is another one currently for sale on ebay, item #200400990158.  He's asking too much for it, for no more info than he provides.  I emailed him before I snagged the one above and tried to get more info on the markings on the movement and such, but he never responded.

 

plainsmen
Posted March 29, 2011 - 12:02am

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I saw the one you bought!   Seriously these watches are unbelievale for how small and delicate they are.

I use Mike from Timemachines for my major repair work.  He's got quite a few of the older hands and can pretty much work on anything.  You might want to try to message him here.  I'm sure he can get you a crown that fits your watch and maybe even a crystal.  Wow... I'm happy for you!  This watch is super cool...

Now that you can see it up close isn't that dial something else!  How tiny those flowers on it.. oh and white gold enlay on the enamel of those little flowers... freakin SWEET!

Very much one of my favorite watches!

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William Smith
Posted December 28, 2011 - 11:36pm

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Guess I gotta dig into my Ladies.....  I don't even remember what I have....

Ellierose
Posted December 29, 2011 - 8:23am

these watches are the reasons why i admire the beauty in the womens' watches...i would like to collect them too.but i only like collecting things i wear...if i don't wear it i don't ]keep it...i that is why i don't buy them..but you have to love the art deco design,from the real art deco period...you don't see to many men's Bulova watches with the colored enamel, like u see on other brands ie gruen and elgin...i could be wrong but in my searches i haven't turned to many, or remember seeing them...