Bulova 1933 Miss Liberty

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Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1933
Movement Model: 
unknown
Case Serial No.: 
214801
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
2 Diamonds
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

From information I gathered from your website, I belive my great-grandmothers watch is a 1933 MIss Liberty. As much as I know everything is original, and I even have her case. The only thing missing from this watch is a couple of links as she was very petite! I have referenced an 1933 ad pulled from this site. Thank you!

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JP
Posted June 30, 2013 - 12:55am

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Looks good for Miss Liberty. Very nice watch and with an interesting history.

JP

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 30, 2013 - 6:17am

A very nice heirloom.

1933 'MISS LIBERTY'

 

climbamnt
Posted June 30, 2013 - 11:41am

Thank you! I had always wondered and had started to Google and was lukcy to find your site with lots of information! I see that other people are taking apart the case to see the inside, is that easy to do or do you recommend going to a jeweler that works with watches?

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alien Ant
Posted June 30, 2013 - 11:58am

Nice little watch.
Case serial gives a date of 1932, but if you open the back and check the date mark on the movement it may or may not match.
It is easy to open the back with a thin knife with care. Just gently lever the back open with the edge of the blade.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 30, 2013 - 12:13pm

climbamnt,

Removing the Movement from the Case can be an unnerving task at first, with a Watch of this size I would recommend a Jeweler who works with Watches, preferably a Watchmaker.

To open the Case look to the back at the 6 O'Clock position for a lip, by gently prying the lip the Case will open. From there the Movement will lift out from the back, pulling the Crown to the set position first will help.

As mentioned, on a Watch of this size the task is not for the feint of heart.

 

P.S. The Case seriel number would indicate a production Date of 1932 although the possibility exists that the Movement could be Dated 1933.

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 30, 2013 - 12:42pm

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ML.

climbamnt
Posted June 30, 2013 - 3:33pm

Thamks all! I will update it when I can get to the inside.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 1, 2013 - 4:57am

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What a wonderful heirloom - to have your great grandmothers watch is certainly a treasue of great value - congratulations!

I agree with the Miss Liberty ID

mybulova_admin
Posted July 1, 2013 - 6:44am

Club 5000Panel Member

Wow, original band and box. That's a great heirloom!