Bulova 1934 Miss Liberty

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
4AH
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
418668
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

1934 Miss Liberty in 10K RGP white gold. 2 diamonds set one at top and the other at bottom.  Nice engraving on verticles of the case and around the diamond settings.

A very short but period correct bracelet band also on this watch.

The ad is from 1934.

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Bulova 1934 Miss Liberty watch
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1934 Bulova watch
Terry K.
Posted January 2, 2012 - 12:13pm

Daca102090,

Very nice watch! I love them with the original bands. I too have some that are very small. They must have been for very petit ladies or small teens.

Terry

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William Smith
Posted September 11, 2012 - 6:11pm

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nice watch is the movement serial number 5144?

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DarHin
Posted September 11, 2012 - 6:36pm

1934, based on case serial #, Lady Bulova 3 ticks.

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bobbee
Posted September 12, 2012 - 5:36am

  Incorrect I.D. This is actually the "Miss Liberty" model as shown in this 1934 advert.

Subject watch on it's original band too!

EDIT:- This actually becomes the "Adrienne", with a higher movement jewel count in the first 1936 advert in DB, but for some reason I cannot link or download this ad, it THEN goes on to be re-named "Greta" the same year in another ad! (The bottom ad is from 1934, the top is 1936. Bad downloading from me!)

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William Smith
Posted September 12, 2012 - 5:06am

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Sure looks close to the Miss Liberty.  The Lady Bulova ad in root record shows a triangle w/ diamond inside, while the subject watch and ad Bobbee posted above show the four sided area where diamond goes.  Another Miss Liberty here, has this (undated?) ad in the record, but corners in ad below may be a different angel than subject watch?

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bobbee
Posted September 12, 2012 - 5:27am

If you look in the DB at the actual ad "blown up"to full size, the watch and the ID is a lot clearer. I still don't know how to "Zoom in" on a particular watch yet, some day I'll figure it out!

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bobbee
Posted September 12, 2012 - 6:57am

Actual difference can be seen here. Mark's watch in DB is the Lady Bulova we see in the ads.

Triangular diamond setting as opposed to "kite" shape setting on subject watch.

Will, same "lozenge" shape case corners on subject as the Miss Liberty in the ads.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 13, 2012 - 7:51am

The Movements differ also.

The Watch ID'd as the 'LADY BULOVA', shown by bobbee above has a 3 linge Movement.

The subject has a 4 linge, which would indicate a slightly larger Case.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 13, 2012 - 8:02am

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Can we please change the ID to Miss Liberty. It's a match in my book.

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bobbee
Posted September 17, 2012 - 4:40am

Any updates?