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Bulova 1940 Sonia

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1940

Movement Model: 

-

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

75384

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

It is a watch I inherited from my Grandmother. Was told that it was purchased in either the 1940s or in the 1950s. 

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1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2019 - 6:54am

Can you please count the diamonds and post here.

Also if possible can you please try to identify the date code on the inside movement.

shilohortiz
Posted August 2, 2019 - 11:21am

I'm currently unable to have the date code on the inside movement identified, but there are 18 diamonds on the watch!

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2019 - 10:07am

Welcome to myBulova!  Thank you for sharing your lovely heirloom watch from your grandmother.  I think your watch is from 1937 by the style and case serial #.  It would nice to confirm the date code on the movement and the model or photo would be great too.

Is the case white gold or a combination of white/yellow gold?  I think your watch is a Sonia or a Sultana but I think the name depends on the color of the case.  The Sonia being yellow gold with white gold surrounding the diamonds and the Sultana being all white gold.  It can be hard to tell the gold color in photos sometimes with different lighting.  Like this one https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-sonia-10089

shilohortiz
Posted August 2, 2019 - 11:28am

Of Course, and Thank You! The watch does in fact have yellow gold with white gold surrounding the diamonds; however, I cannot confirm the date code or model!

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2019 - 11:59am

Thank you for confirming the color of the case.  I will go with Sonia then : )  If you ever have the chance to have a jeweler take the back off snap a photo of the movement and drop it in the comments.  That will give us the date code and movement model.

1937 Bulova Sonia

jabs
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2019 - 1:44pm

1937 Bulova Sonia

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2019 - 8:48pm

Very nice, VERY special. Congrats on a wonderful keepsake.

1937 Bulova Sonia

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted August 5, 2019 - 6:38am

That is a real beauty,

1937 Bulova Sonia

Heirloom watches are the best!