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Bulova 1929 Miss Liberty

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 Hi everyone, just joined your community to see if you can help me identify my grandmothers watch. Thanks to some of your members I now know it's a Miss Liberty. I am still trying to narrow down the year. Im actually leaning toward 1931 as the winding knob has a simulated emerald on it and it seems the earlier ones didnt.

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Posted August 2, 2011 - 8:55pm

The watch is a late 20's early 30's Miss Liberty, and it looks like it may have the orginal filgree band.

The box set is from the 1950-51 Academy Awards.

There should be a date mark like a cresent moon, shield or omega stamped on the movement to help you date it.

Jennifer Andreoli
Posted August 2, 2011 - 9:02pm

 Thanks so much - I had another collector point me in a similar direction and I found it in a 1929 ad - Im squinting my eyes to look for the stamp. I also saw an archived one on this site with saphires. Im pretty excited about it. My dad was thrilled when I told him - its the last thing he had of his mother's and we both are wondering why she kept it in the wrong box - though I will admit the Academy Award box is pretty awesome. 

Posted August 2, 2011 - 9:10pm

Nice Keepsake Jennifer, I have seen them with both Sapphires and Emeralds. I think the year released makes a difference.

I would be looking around real hard for the AA that goes with the box also...

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Posted October 9, 2013 - 4:49pm

Moving this watch back to Unknown as the case is different from all advertised Miss Liberty's.

It still may be a ML, we just need more proof that the model was released with this case shape.

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 10:30am

Manufactured in 1933.

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William Smith
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Posted June 23, 2015 - 12:27am

Ranfft has the 6AP listed from 1926-1929.  Our movement database has examples through 1930.

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Posted September 3, 2019 - 10:38pm

1929 Bulova Miss Liberty