Bulova 1934 Lady Bulova

Submitted by andythrift on November 7, 2021 - 11:11pm
Manufacture Year
1934
Movement Model
3AN
Movement Date Code
Circle
Movement Jewels
7
Case Serial No.
408520
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Hey there! This forum has been such a big help in identifying this watch. This was my great grandmother’s and kept in storage with my grandparents so it’s been untouched since then. Clearly, it was well loved. It’s such an interesting little piece.

I believe this is a Lady Bulova from 1934.

In the ad, there’s two styles, one has the engraving on the front and the other is smooth. They both came in White Rolled Gold and Gold Filled, it seems. So I think it’s the unengraved (aside from the edges) in Gold Filled.

And I’m curious to know if this is the original band? It seems to be a leather bracelet and it does fit the watch but I couldn’t find any ads or information that showed anything like it.

I'm not sure about the case number, it's worn down a bit.

It does move at times! There's no rhyme or reason, it just sometimes starts going and then will stop.

FOR SALE
Front face of watch
Inside of watch showing mechanics
Face of watch without case
Close up of face, case and diamonds
Back of case showing case number
Lady Bulova advert
Alex
Posted November 8, 2021 - 7:59am

Dear Andythrift, your watch is a lovely Lady Bulova from 1934. As per the ad, white color was 10K rolled gold plate and yellow color was 10K gold filled. Could you confirm if your watch indeed indicates 10K gold filled? The strap is certainly "period correct", but not the strap of choice used in Bulova advertising. As a result, it will be difficult to establish if it would be original to the watch when sold in 1934. But a nice strap it is!

andythrift
Posted November 8, 2021 - 11:01am

In reply to by Alex

Thanks for your response! 

It does, on the opposing side of the case number.

Great to know about the strap, too, thanks!

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 8, 2021 - 11:34am

Nice watch, indeed. Your initial ID is spot on.

1934 Lady Bulova

Kathy L.
Posted November 8, 2021 - 3:57pm

Lovely watch.

1934 Bulova Lady Bulova

Geoff Baker
Posted November 8, 2021 - 9:41pm

Love a family heirloom watch. 1934 Bulova Lady Bulova

andythrift
Posted November 8, 2021 - 9:57pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yeah! Grandparents are downsizing and gave me a ton of stuff. Really fun to research. I originally knew nothing about Bulova watches. I'd be so grateful if it went to someone who could really appreciate it in their collection. :)