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Bulova 1941 Marian

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1941

Movement Symbol: 

Asterisk

Movement Model: 

5AB

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

509158 B

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hunted high and low but can't find one like mine. So far, I'm guessing it's a 1941 Goddess Of Time. I noticed the symbol on the movement, but that symbol can represent an earlier year. The pictures don't really show it but the face is rose colored and the hands are blue. Movement is 17 jewel and 5AB model. Very tiny watch. Will only briefly run, unless you lightly tap it. I'm guessing it needs to be cleaned and oiled. Looking for a name and year. Absolutely love this watch and any help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you all!

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1941 Bulova Marian
Case Back 509158 B
Inside Case Back 31FA459
Movement 17Jewel 5AB
1941 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

Hello and welcome to myBulova!  You have a lovely watch and it does look like a Goddess of Time.  There are several different models of Goddess of Time and variants.  I haven't found an exact match yet but will keep looking.  Here is an ad from 1941 that is close but the dial looks like it is cushion and your dial is tonneau. 

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Tessa
Posted November 21, 2018 - 1:20pm

Thank you so much! It DOES look close!

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 21, 2018 - 1:21pm

Here is another ad and the "F" looks close, maybe a match?

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Tessa
Posted November 21, 2018 - 1:58pm

Very close. Thank you again! I think the band is different. It could've been changed at some point but it doesn't seem like it

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 21, 2018 - 2:39pm

You are welcome!  Yes it is a different band.  I have one with the band in the ad, it is a very distinct band.  Your's could be original to the watch or a replacement.  It is very common that bands have been replaced.  Your band does fit the period.  

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Tessa
Posted November 21, 2018 - 3:16pm

Could it be a "La Petite"? It's very tiny! I'll keep hunting too. Very busy today but I'm determined to identifying it. Thank you again for the help and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 21, 2018 - 3:29pm

I think La Petite came out in the 50s.  Yes me too, busy cleaning for tomorrow and company : ) but nice to take quick breaks.  You have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 21, 2018 - 5:22pm

Hi Tessa, welcome to mybulova. Nice watch! I'm going to go with Kathy's great ad find and agree with 

1941 Goddess Of Time, tentative variant "F".

It's hard to tell if the crystal shape is slightly different or it's just artistic license in the ad drawing.

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Tessa
Posted November 21, 2018 - 6:41pm

Thank you! She found the closest one I've seen yet. Thank you both for your help!

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 22, 2018 - 9:17am

Hi Tessa - it's exciting, isn't it? I think Kathy got the ID right

1941 Bulova Goddess of Time F  thanks for sharing it.

PS - the 'flying' lady of Bulova logo - as seen among other places at the top of this page, is known as the 'Goddess of Time'.   Hmm, maybe time 'flies' after all? Depending on where you live we might recommend someone to service your watch if you're interested.