Bulova 1946 Duchess

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
5AB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
68055
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is the Duchess.  I was pretty excited to find this watch and be able to pick it up.  I have been wanting to get a 14K from the 1940s and this was just my style and my favorite era.  It is 14K solid white gold with 8 diamonds, 4 on top and 4 on the bottom.  The outside of the case says Bulova O14KO and has the serial number.  The inside is swirls with service marks.  I am not good at reading them but I think it may have been last serviced in 2016.  I was able to pick up a box and ad to go with her.  Thanks.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 3, 2018 - 1:03pm

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Full ad from 1946.  Interesting fun fact.  The ad watch size is pretty close to the real size.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 3, 2018 - 1:13pm

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1946 Duchess on correct band, Nice!

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Kathy L.
Posted June 3, 2018 - 1:22pm

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Thank you Bob : ) I wore it yesterday and just love it.  A little fancy for everyday wear for me but wanted to try her out.

jabs
Posted June 3, 2018 - 1:20pm

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1946 Duchess, nice watch

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Kathy L.
Posted June 3, 2018 - 1:22pm

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Thank you jabs!

Geoff Baker
Posted June 4, 2018 - 5:38am

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Yes, this one is...

1946 Bulova Duchess, 

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Kathy L.
Posted June 4, 2018 - 10:38am

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Thank you : )

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Andersok
Posted June 4, 2018 - 7:44am

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Very nice, Duchess looks like a good match!

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Kathy L.
Posted June 4, 2018 - 10:44am

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Thank you!

bourg01
Posted June 4, 2018 - 1:59pm

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Purrrfect Duchess. Your display is right on the timeline and could also have been used back then.

I have the same watch and display case, seller said "All Original, came from an Estate."