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Bulova 1939 Olympia

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1939

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

6AM

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9275367

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

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.

Not For Sale
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Panel Member
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.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
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.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 7, 2018 - 7:39am

alike Unknown watch as here

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
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
Club 5000Panel Member
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.
Panel Member
Posted May 31, 2019 - 8:19pm

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

JimDon5822
Posted May 31, 2019 - 8:34pm

Kathy you are my hero.    Looks like a match to me.  Thank you so much.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 31, 2019 - 8:39pm

You are very welcome : ) 

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 1, 2019 - 1:43am

good job Kathy !!!

1939 Bulova Olympia

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 1, 2019 - 5:14am

Well done. 1939 Olympia