Bulova 1932 Dolly Madison

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Model: 
4AL
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2153984
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Not For Sale
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted March 30, 2018 - 11:34am

Panel Member

My vote is 1932 Dolly Madison 

chicky28
Posted March 30, 2018 - 7:44pm

Yes, that certainly looks like the same watch face.  Thank you!   I wasn't sure whether it was a 1932 or 1942.  The date symbols on the chart looked exactly alike for 1932 and 1942.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 30, 2018 - 9:15pm

Panel Member

I'll side with Jabs, 1932 Dolly Madison

mybulova_admin
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:20pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Your watch looks to be in amazing condition. 1932 Bulova Dolly Madison certainly has my vote also.

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 9:08am

Thank you.  It runs, albeit a little fast.  I purchased it at an auction in an old box with miscellaneous jewelry and watches.

Alex
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:47pm

Panel Member

From what year is that ad you post, Jabs? All th ads I found so far do not have the two vertical engravings on the sides of the window going from top to bottom on the front side.

jabs
Posted March 31, 2018 - 5:02am

Panel Member

it´s September 1932 (when click to attached image view all advert)

Geoff Baker
Posted March 31, 2018 - 9:42am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello chicky28, welcome to myBulova, this really is a wonderful find, the watch is in remarkable condition. Thanks for sharing it.

1932 Bulova Dolly Madison

PS - I'm a bit of an historian so I am compelled to point out that full name of the wife of the fourth President of the United States of America (James Madison) was:

Dorothea Dandridge Payne Todd Madison, she was known by the diminutive "Dolley" (as opposed to Dolly). 

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 10:07am

Thank you!  I am also a historian and appreciate that tidbit of information!

 

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 10:10am

This watch runs very fast.  I am wondering if it would be worthwhile to have a watch repair shop take a look at it.