Bulova 1943 Lady Maxim

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Model ID rating explained.
2.858571
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
5AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
471591
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

 

Hello. I wish to identify this watch. I haven't been able to open the back case, so I can't tell the movement serial number.  I've tried matching this watch to those in the database, but haven't been able to find it.   Case number is 471591, and beneath BULOVA is 14 K in a square, with a circle on both sides.    Thanks.   EDIT: I have since opened the back case and have confirmed that the movement model is 5AB.
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mybulova_admin
Posted August 29, 2012 - 6:52am

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Bulova Lady Maxim. Should have a 17 J movement.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 29, 2012 - 7:08am

Can't find the ad but 1946 ad 6 Names a very similar - 'SHIRLEY'

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/1946_AD6.jpg

* no mention of the 14k Case.

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bobbee
Posted August 29, 2012 - 7:37am

More like the Carol at the bottom of your linked ad, Mark, but 14K red or yellow gold, can't tell.

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William Smith
Posted August 30, 2012 - 2:06am

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Similar to the Lady Maxim.  1946 ad snippet below:

Closer than Carol or Shirley IMO

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 30, 2012 - 5:17am

right on

'LADY MAXIM'

Geoff Baker
Posted August 30, 2012 - 6:41am

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She's always a Lady (Maxim) to me........

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bobbee
Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:21am

Nice one, admin and Will. Agreed, Lady Maxim.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 31, 2012 - 6:10am

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Sorry I was lazy and didn't include the advert.....

:-)

mbardis
Posted August 31, 2012 - 9:28am

Thanks everyone!

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William Smith
Posted December 27, 2012 - 4:48pm

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Great condition Lady Maxim!  Nice watch.  In the absence of a date code symbol on the case and unknonw date of movement, the first digit of case serial number suggests this is a 1944 production date.  There may be ads for the Lady Maxim before the date of ads posted above- I don't remember.
How did you determine the current 1946 production date?  Perhaps based on the date of the ad?