Bulova 1938 Cora

Submitted by beachreader2 on March 19, 2020 - 7:44am
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I do not know the year of manufacture, there is no date code on the case so it must before 1949.  My guess is between 1937 and 1942. Since I had to pick a year I choose 1939, but i have no idea.

small square case, with 2 triangles/art deco type design. Don't know if stones are real diamonds or not.
10 k gold filled #8298858
Posted March 19, 2020 - 4:41pm

Welcome to mybulova! She is a beauty. Based on s/n on case back starting with an "8", your watch is a 1938. It would be helpful to see a pic of the movement, but based on the case and face, I believe your watch is a 

1938 Cora

Ad snippet from full page ad dated 1938.

This appears to be a first for the database - a new model name documented! Congrats!

clip from 1938 ad


Posted March 19, 2020 - 4:59pm

Thank you so much for the quick response!  So excited to know the year and make.    This watch belonged to my grandmother, so has a lot of meaning to me    I plan on taking it to a jeweler to have it looked at as soon as this whole Covid-19 pandemic gets over with.  Once I get a picture of the inside I will post it.  Thank you so much for your time.  

Posted March 19, 2020 - 5:56pm

1938 Bulova Cora seems like a good match to me.  Family watches are true treasures. 

Geoff Baker
Posted March 19, 2020 - 9:48pm

How exciting to have your grandmother watch - congratulations!

1938 Bulova Cora