Bulova 1935 Miss Liberty

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.717142
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
4AF
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
5141853
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Ladies
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Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:42pm

'LADY BULOVA' (?)

ad Dated 1935

OldTicker
Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:53pm

That is what I was thinking Mark, or it could be the Lady Liberty if it has more than 7 jewels...

The Debutante has a more square case at the lug ends.

blueyedpainter
Posted February 28, 2012 - 9:33pm

http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?title=1936&field_vintag... The bottom left corner of the ad (fourth from the left) was where I found the support for titling the watch, although the ad is cut off, so I could be mistaken...

OldTicker
Posted February 28, 2012 - 9:38pm

If the jewel count is 7J, I would go with the "Miss Liberty" as shown in the ad below...The jewel count and angled corners help on this one.

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William Smith
Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:19pm

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Can't see jewel count on the debutante (cut off).

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:54pm

These are fun to correctly ID.

Case dimensions may help also as several of the Ladies are similarly shaped yet sized differently.

 

The 'LADY BULOVA' ad is Dated 1935, from what Year is the 'MISS LIBERTY' ad?

blueyedpainter
Posted February 29, 2012 - 4:11pm

I must say I stand corrected as it looks just like the one above... I am a little bummed as the box is for a "Debutante" so I guess that will have to be my next hunt...  Are the two pictured above Lady Bulova or Miss Liberty? So confusing for a newbie :)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 3, 2012 - 11:11pm

Shown above is what is advertised in 1935 as the 'LADY BULOVA' - and don't feel bad, the Ladies are confusing for all of Us.

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William Smith
Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:25pm

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and in a 1936 ad is a debutante which is very close to subject watch but diff jewel count. Bulova adds to the confusion...

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:30pm

Not if the Jewel count differs, but this Watch is in a box marked 'DEBUTANTE' so perhaps it is?