Bulova 1939 Olympia

Submitted by JimDon5822 on December 7, 2018 - 1:20am
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This is a very unusual ladies watch from 1939 and stylistically unlike other ladies watches of the era.   It is a 10KT yellow rolled gold plate case with a 6AM 17J movement.  The movement is double stamped with a 1938 crescent and 1939 shield date code.   It has a copper dial with black printed Roman numeral hour markers.  Ive searched and searched and cannot find anything even close to this.  It appears to have the original bracelet also.

1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted December 7, 2018 - 2:07am

This is a really neat model!  I did a search for it and didn't find a match.   It does appear to be a model with the copper dial and yellow gold which is interesting.  Watchophilia has one on her site as Unknown as well in this configuration.  Really pretty and interesting model.

Unknown for now.

Posted December 7, 2018 - 7:28am

Very cool. I had no luck with an ID, the case almost has an Ambassador look about it with the incised lines between dial and lugs. I like it  a lot, but have to go unknown for now.

Posted December 7, 2018 - 7:39am

alike Unknown watch as here

Posted December 7, 2018 - 10:06pm

Nice one Jim, another new one for the database. I've never seen one like it also. Hopefully an advert will now appear, now that we have the shape and style.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 9, 2018 - 9:00pm

It's fun to see watches that we haven't seen before. It would be MORE fun to see them with adverts!

1939 Unknown

Kathy L.
Posted May 31, 2019 - 9:19pm

It is really exciting to find an ad for a watch in the Unknown section.  This little lady is Olympia! 

The ad comes from a Bulova Watch Time advertising booklet that I have purchased and will share once I get it.  The seller was kind enough to take a close photo of this watch for me.  After finding the name I searched on newspapers and only found this one reference to it.

1939 Bulova Olympia

Posted June 1, 2019 - 2:43am

good job Kathy !!!

1939 Bulova Olympia

Posted June 1, 2019 - 6:14am

Well done. 1939 Olympia