Bulova 1939 Montgomery

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
7 AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8896641
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

Case measures 43mm lug to lug x 24.5mm using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova signature, track are printed in Black.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Vintage display ad Dated 1939.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 29, 2012 - 11:42am

1938 'MONTGOMERY'

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bobbee
Posted July 29, 2012 - 1:44pm

Shield date code- 1939. Good-looking watch, Mark.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

ha! -  Good catch bobbee, My bad.

Ya, I'd leave the Dial alone if it weren't for the circular 'scrape' around the pinion.

1939.

bourg01
Posted July 29, 2012 - 5:05pm

Panel Member

I agree with "Montgomery". It's a very comfortable model to wear, slightly curved to fit the wrist.

Dial isn't that bad Mark, gives it some character.

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William Smith
Posted July 29, 2012 - 5:25pm

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1939 Montgomery from me too.  The circular scrape on the dial.... I got a charcoal dialed watch a couple years ago and upon arrival, it looks like the seller (or someone before him) had actually taken a black sharpie and just "colored in" the scrape.  I'd much rather have the scrape than the sharpie repair. Nice watch!  Is the case 10K Gold Filled?
Other 1939 ad snippet below. Click on graphic for full ad.

There's another 1939 ad here: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1939-8.jpg

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 29, 2012 - 6:09pm

Yessir, outer Caseback stamped:  B-10K GOLD FILLED

nice ad!

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bobbee
Posted July 29, 2012 - 6:48pm

Cool looking strap, betcha don't see many!

JP
Posted July 29, 2012 - 8:20pm

Panel Member

Confirmed Montgomery if ever I saw one. Very nice Mark and typical of all of your magnificent watches. Are you going to try to find or have a strap built for it??

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 29, 2012 - 8:52pm

Panel Member

Montgomery for me too. I did see a band like this one awhile ago, on a different watch. Leather with round leather 'laces'...

Ellierose
Posted July 29, 2012 - 9:40pm

i wonder where you can even find bands like that now..especially in sixteen mm...i doubt you could even find nos