Bulova 1935 Miss America

Submitted by marub54 on August 22, 2012 - 12:55pm
Manufacture Year
1935
Movement Model
4AF
Movement Date Code
Triangle
Movement Jewels
7
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
5227497
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
curved rectangle
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This watch has beutiful detail, but unfortunately isnt working.

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FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 22, 2012 - 3:25pm

1935 - '36

not 1926 as entered.

The Watch is shown several times in database ads over the coarse of the early 1930's and is adverised in both Natural and White Gold

Database ad Dated 1934 gives Us the "plain or engraved bezel" clue: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1934-…

Database ad Dated 1937 finally gives Us the Movement Jewel count: 7 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1937-…

1936 'MISS AMERICA'

William Smith
Posted August 22, 2012 - 6:19pm

Good sluthing Fifth. (right click on any ad below to open full ad in new window/tab) ..and a strong "clue" for plain or engraved-1934 ad Fifth links:

1935 ad for Miss America: 

1936 ad for Miss America:

another 1937 ad:

Listed again here in 1938, but still only pictured as engraved case.
By 1940/41, the Miss America is a completly different model, w/ 17 jewels.

Triangle date symbol and first digit case SN of 5 suggest 1935 "Miss America" from me.

 

DarHin
Posted August 22, 2012 - 7:03pm

I'll go along with '36 Miss America.

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 22, 2012 - 9:50pm

1935, my bad Gent's.

Database Ad dated 1933 also gives Us the engraved / non engraved Case detail.

William Smith
Posted August 22, 2012 - 9:53pm

aha the watch case has the BULOVA followed by the little "shield or bell-shaped" symbol.  Cool