Bulova 1936 Dauphine

Submitted by tshanno on February 29, 2020 - 10:04am
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Tentatively identifying this as a Dauphine.

Movement is a 1937 17 J 6AZ consistent with the ad.  It runs and keeps time.  

Case is marked Bulova Fifth Ave New York on the inside.  Its 10 K rolled yellow gold.  The crown is signed.

The outside of the case back is marked "Bulova" with a strange upside down square shield symbol I've never seen before.

Bulova Dauphine face
Bulova Dauphine side
Bulova Dauphine movement
Bulova Dauphine case back outside
Bulova Dauphine case back inside
Bulova Dauphine ad
Posted March 1, 2020 - 12:54am

Here anthor 1940 advert showing the watch

1940 Bulova watch advert

Full 1936 advert referenced above showing the Bulova Dauphine.

It's amazing to see the various designs the Bulova Dauphine was given over the decades. Doing a search for 'Dauphine' brings up 5 different designs (including this new one) from 1928 to 1948.

Posted March 1, 2020 - 1:05am

And another new advert I've just found from 1937 showing the Bulova Dauphine

1937 Bulova Dauphine watch

Posted March 1, 2020 - 10:25am

Those ads are much better.  I must have missed them.

Posted March 1, 2020 - 12:52pm

Very nice! I agree,

1936 Dauphine

Very similar to but smaller than several of the men's watches of the same time period.

Kathy L.
Posted March 1, 2020 - 4:45pm

Nice one!

1936 Bulova Dauphine

Geoff Baker
Posted March 2, 2020 - 9:48pm

Well done Tom

1936 Bulova Dauphine