Bulova 1932 Dolly Madison

Submitted by chicky28 on March 30, 2018 - 9:52am
Manufacture Year
1932
Movement Model
4AL
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
2153984
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
False
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
Reverend Rob
Posted March 31, 2018 - 10:19am

It is always a good idea to get a watch serviced if you plan to use it. The service interval for mechanical watches is 4-6 years. If they have not been serviced in many years (common) they can and will damage themselves by running. The NAWCC has watchmakers listed by area on the website. 

The analogy I use is that of a car. You can drive a car until it stops running, doing nothing in the way of maintenance. A watch is the same, it will run until it is too damaged to run any more, or too gummed up or dirty to move.

Even NOS watches or watches that appear to be clean are dried out and filled with the residue of dried oil. My experience is that the 20's & 30's watches, especially the wristwatches, are usually very worn out. A watchmaker will be able to tell you if a favourable result is likely.