Bulova 1945 Ethel

Submitted by teakyou on March 4, 2021 - 11:44am
Manufacture Year
1945
Movement Model
6BL
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
5488359
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
dial and case
case back
inside case back and movement
6BL movement
teakyou
Posted March 4, 2021 - 11:49am

I looked through the '58-'60 ads, but I didn't find a match for this one.

Thanks in advance,

TQ

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 4, 2021 - 2:22pm

Nice one, Thanks for sharing. When identifying a watch, the main clue for age/identification are the case markings, as movements can be replaced. Looking at the serial number (and lack of date code) on the case, I went looking for 1945 models. Here it is in a full ad dated 1946. It's just like this watch

1945 Bulova Ethel

noting movement was replaced with a newer one.

1945ethel

mybulova_admin
Posted March 5, 2021 - 3:40am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Wonderful work Bob. Well done on looking at the 1945 adverts.

Agree with your ID call and both yours and Kathy's movement replacement.

teakyou
Posted March 4, 2021 - 3:53pm

Thanks, I hadn't considered that the watch might have had the original movement replaced. That's why you're a panelist and I'm just a guy sending you photos and asking for assistance. Next time I'm trying to determine the age, I'll start with the case serial number instead of the movement's date code.

I see now that Bulova used the 6xx series of movements throughout the 40s and 50s, so it probably wasn't difficult to find a replacement for the original movement.

Thanks again,

TQ

Kathy L.
Posted March 4, 2021 - 4:12pm

Very pretty watch.  I agree with Bob on the dating and the model.  Must have had the movement replaced.

1945 Bulova Ethel

Geoff Baker
Posted March 5, 2021 - 10:08pm

1945 Bulova Ethel