Bulova 1928 Lady Lindy

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Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
6F
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
52183
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

From a 1928 ad in the database, I believe this one is the "DEAUVILLE".

Found just as shown with NO CASE BACK.

All of the 6AF cases I have are hinged. This one takes a snap-on back. 

Since these movements fit perfectly inside the case, I am guessing that a snap-on caseback from most any 6F BULOVA will fit. Does anybody have one?

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William Smith
Posted April 24, 2015 - 5:32pm

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1928 ad snippet for Deauville.  Click for full ad.

Also looks like the "Lady Lindy" from the Aug 25th 1928 ad snippet.  Part of  "a new note in womens watches" the Lido series.  Click for full ad.

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William Smith
Posted April 24, 2015 - 5:47pm

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Do the engraved lugs in watch match either/both ads?  I think so.

See also June 29th 1929 ad for another Lady Lindy example.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2015 - 6:15am

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I think they do match Will. The Deauville seems to be a bit rounder in the middle while the Lady Lindy seems narrower and longer. I really do think they're the same watch though and that name change was a straight out jump onto the Lindbergh band wagon.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2015 - 6:11am

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Oh Jeff, this is a wonderful watch. I think these enameled watches are among the best Bulova made for the ladies. We certainly have a dilemma as to what to call her. I totally want her name to be Lady Lindy but will set three ticks (confirmed ID) for the Deauville as well.

What a find, now comes the hard part.......

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 25, 2015 - 9:44am

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Nice watch!

It's rare that case parts interchange. 

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timerestoration
Posted April 29, 2015 - 9:14am

In most cases I agree with you Rob.

However, I knocked the hinge pin out of a hinged bulova case, and the back fits perfectly on my "LADY LINDY".

jabs
Posted April 25, 2015 - 11:11am

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I prefer Lady Lindy

Andersok
Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:20pm

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Wonderful example; the two ads look to be identical in design, and I am fine with either name that is decided.

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William Smith
Posted April 25, 2015 - 12:55pm

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I'd go two ticks tentative for either ID.  I started to type "it can't be both names", but that may not be a true statement.  Its unknown to me which of the two models it is, hence the two ticks.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 29, 2015 - 6:46am

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So the ad showing watch as the Bulova 'Deauville' is dated July 1928 and both adverts showing Bulova 'Lady Lindy' are dated August 1928 and June 1929.

Certainly fair to say both names would be correct, but I'd be happy to go with 'Lady Lindy' as well for consistency.