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Bulova 1932 Dolly Madison

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1932

Movement Model: 

4AL

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2153984

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies
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1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
jabs
Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2018 - 11:34am

My vote is 1932 Dolly Madison 

chicky28
Posted March 30, 2018 - 7:44pm

Yes, that certainly looks like the same watch face.  Thank you!   I wasn't sure whether it was a 1932 or 1942.  The date symbols on the chart looked exactly alike for 1932 and 1942.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2018 - 9:15pm

I'll side with Jabs, 1932 Dolly Madison

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:20pm

Your watch looks to be in amazing condition. 1932 Bulova Dolly Madison certainly has my vote also.

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 9:08am

Thank you.  It runs, albeit a little fast.  I purchased it at an auction in an old box with miscellaneous jewelry and watches.

Alex
Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2018 - 10:47pm

From what year is that ad you post, Jabs? All th ads I found so far do not have the two vertical engravings on the sides of the window going from top to bottom on the front side.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted March 31, 2018 - 5:02am

it´s September 1932 (when click to attached image view all advert)

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 31, 2018 - 9:42am

Hello chicky28, welcome to myBulova, this really is a wonderful find, the watch is in remarkable condition. Thanks for sharing it.

1932 Bulova Dolly Madison

PS - I'm a bit of an historian so I am compelled to point out that full name of the wife of the fourth President of the United States of America (James Madison) was:

Dorothea Dandridge Payne Todd Madison, she was known by the diminutive "Dolley" (as opposed to Dolly). 

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 10:07am

Thank you!  I am also a historian and appreciate that tidbit of information!

 

chicky28
Posted March 31, 2018 - 10:10am

This watch runs very fast.  I am wondering if it would be worthwhile to have a watch repair shop take a look at it.