Thought I would show you one of my Wife's Watches, I thought it might be a model 156 but I can't match the engraving in any of the Advert's. The case measures 24.70mmx24.70mm not counting the lugs or crown, measures 28.40 lug to lug.
On the dial if you look sideways in a bright light with a loupe you can see a verry faint impresion of the word Bulova. We have had it for years, runs great. I would like to find a period band for it if anyone has any suggestions.
In reply to 14k solid. I would agree with by mybulova_admin
Agree the year is probably also tentative like many of the early ladies, but 22/23 would be about right IMO.
Geoff, all the engravings seem to be slightly different from the advert which is making life difficult for us. At the moment I'm seeing a number of standard shapes that these ladies are all fitting into and they seem to come in either 14K GF, 14K solid, 18K solid or 18/19 GF.
I agree that we are far from knowing how to correctly ID these beauties, but I am hoping that the observation I made here rings true....and uses the KISS principle.
Although with Bulova I seriously doubt they knew the meaning :-)
Good observation Stephen, using a basic case shape for each model number regardless of engraving.
Remember these early watches were hand engraved, so some differences to design would occur, and could possibly even have been encouraged.
Silk band would look original and true to all the ads, and add that touch of class.
In reply to Good observation Stephen, by bobbee