Bulova 1939 Winston

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
111485
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Just bought this watch, want to know more about it.

From the purchase description:

VINTAGE BULOVA ART DECO 15 JEWELS MEN'S RESTORED WRIST WATCH ~ SERVICED ~ C.1939

RUNNING & KEEPING TIME ~ RECENTLY SERVICED ~ RESTORED SILVER DIAL & 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE FANCY BEZEL CASE ~ NEW GLASS CRYSTAL ~ ORIGINAL OWNER'S ESTATE:

ORIGINAL BULOVA 15 JEWELS 10AE U.S.A. HIGH GRADE MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT ~ MOVEMENT PRODUCTION DATE MARK SHEILD = 1939 ~ RUNNING & KEEPING TIME~ RECENTLY SERVICED (BASIC HAND CLEANING, OILED, TIMED)

ORIGINAL BULOVA SILVER DIAL WITH APPLIED GOLD NUMBERS & HANDS IS IN EXCELLENT RESTORED CONDITION

ORIGINAL BULOVA DECO FANCY BEZEL YELLOW 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT RESTORED CONDITION ~CASE #9480368

NEW GLASS CRYSTAL IS CLEAN & CLEAR

NEW 14MM BLACK LEATHER BAND

WATCH IS 27MM WIDE WITH THE CROWN, 25MM WITHOUT THE CROWN, AND 37MM LUG TO LUG

OVERALL, THIS IS A GREAT DECO STYLE RESTORED BULOVA

 

Any help would be great.

 

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Daca102090
Posted March 6, 2012 - 12:22am

I have the exact same watch, 15J 10AE round shield 1939, and have not been able to identify it yet.

This was one of the next up for the "What is it" posting as I have not found an ad for it so far and nothing else in the data base until now.

All suggestions would be welcone here as well.

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William Smith
Posted March 6, 2012 - 12:53am

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Daca102090
Posted March 6, 2012 - 2:43pm

Yep, looks exactly like mine but I have the Rolled Gold case back.

el tel
Posted March 6, 2012 - 11:56am

Here is mine , still unidentified . It is such a super looking watch that I am surprised it has not been identified or appear in any of the ads.

http://www.mybulova.com/node/1558 

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William Smith
Posted March 6, 2012 - 12:03pm

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Hi el tel   Is your watch above also listed in DB as unknown?  I see the thread above is to a forum post.  Maybe that will get it in que again.  Will

joeliviero1
Posted March 7, 2012 - 5:50pm

From all the VINTAGE ADS that I looked at, the only similar watches are the AMBASSADOR and the DEAN.  But none of them have the same vertical lines, they all have the horizontal lines on the side walls.  Still looking.

Thanks Everyone.

 

 

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William Smith
Posted October 11, 2012 - 1:37am

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Morris Jeweler's ad in a Pennsylvania newspaper from November 26, 1939. The Winston.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 11, 2012 - 6:58am

'WINSTON'

Paleotime
Posted October 12, 2012 - 4:01pm

Cool...Now mine is ID'ed as well.

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William Smith
Posted October 12, 2012 - 4:40pm

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I found a couple more "Winston" ads from 1939 newspaper ads.  Always nice to have more than one.