Bulova 1959 Dolly Madison

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
L32000
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
11.5 x 11mm domed from 12 to 6
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10K White Gold Rolled Plate ; Dial Markers are raised and white( WGRP?) ; entire case length from lugend to lugend is 25.3mm ; width including crown is 16mm, without crown 14mm ; Blue Steel hands ; Case inside is marked 'Bulova Fifth Ave New York' ; movement works and keeps good time ; My opinion, perfect match in 1959 'Dolly Madison' from 1950's-p5-ad10 but I'll await and defer to the panel's judgement

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jabs
Posted January 10, 2017 - 2:52pm

Panel Member

if you mean this ad, then it match - Dolly Madison

plees1
Posted January 10, 2017 - 5:55pm

Thanks for the reply jabs

I was referring to this ad (EDIT - can't link or paste properly)

My 'DM' and the 'DM' in my ad has a more defined letter 'V' lug design with a recessed area in between the 'V' arms. Yours has a flatter lug. The main case body is the same.

 

EDIT: I can't seem to link to a specific ad nor can I copy/cut&paste it ...grrr...any help?

JP
Posted January 10, 2017 - 5:35pm

Panel Member

Dolly Madison

Andersok
Posted January 10, 2017 - 5:38pm

Panel Member

1959 AD SHOWING WHAT LOOKS LIKE THIS WATCH, 21 JEWELS AND EVEN NUMERAL MARKERS, V-DESIGN LUGS LOOK SIMILAR - DOLLY MADISON (#5). UNABLE TO NARROW DOWN A VARIANT:

plees1
Posted January 10, 2017 - 5:54pm

Thanks Andersok, that is the ad I was referencing.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 11, 2017 - 7:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes, I see a Dolly Madison model too.

It's interesting to me that Bulova named so many watches with proper names but just a select few after historical people, and more women than men. Among them I found Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, Cleopatra, Jane Addams, Martha Washington and in an apparent nod to the Canadians, Princess Pat  (Princess Patricia of Connaught). I found four Bulova watches named after historical men,  Charles Lindbergh (the Lone Eagle), Beau Brummell, Doug Corrigan and Dolley's husband PRESIDENT Madison. (The correct spelling is Dolley.) Her husband President James Madison is known as the father of the Constitution of the United States of America, having been the chief recorder at the convention at which it was drafted . To further strengthen his claim to the title, he also introduced the first amendments to the document which collectively are called the Bill of Rights.  James and Dolley may well have been the first American power couple, many have suggested that his rise to power was well advanced by her personality. Mr Anderson (Andersok) would also expect me to mention that they, like many of the 'founding fathers' were Virginians.

Sorry plees1 for hijacking your watch thread, I'm a bit of a history buff.

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 11, 2017 - 11:48am

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Don't forget Ruth Elder!