Bulova 1945 Ethel

Submitted by littleredhen77 on December 23, 2015 - 10:02am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
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Additional Information

This watch was in my grandmothers jewelry box which was handed down to me. i really dont know anything about it but i have attached any pictures that might help identify it. its beautiful, i havent had any luck winding it yet, it may need to be repaired. 

1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
Posted December 23, 2015 - 10:33am

Welcome to myBulova littleredhen77, your watch looks like Ethel (T on advert)

year of manufacture will be 1945 (not 1935), triangle as data code is identical

Posted December 23, 2015 - 10:49am


William Smith
Posted December 23, 2015 - 1:11pm

Looks similar to the Ethel. Subject watch is two tone, and I think the lugs are slightly different?
Here's snippet of 1946 ad with text, and subject watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 24, 2015 - 9:22am

Hello littleredhen, welcome to myBulova. I think you're fortunate to have this lovely keepsake from your grandmother. Watches are such personal things as they are worn and used daily. It appears that she cared for it quite well, I hope you can treasure it until you pass it to the next generation.

I agree that the year is 1945 (I changed the date of the record). I think the model is Ethel, while the advert doesn't specifically state two tone gold it was quite common for the diamond accents to be set in white gold. As always, we recommend having it serviced if you plan to wear/use it.

Thanks for sharing it!

Posted December 25, 2015 - 2:42am

This advert states that the diamonds were set in a white gold triangle within a yellow gold case.

A lovely little 1946 Bulova Ethel

Posted December 25, 2015 - 2:12pm

wow thank you everyone! im glad to know more about this watch! i adore it and id love to wear it once it is in working order. Thanks again for all the help! Hope you all have a happy holiday season! :)

William Smith
Posted December 26, 2015 - 12:17am

Well based on the second ad, I'm in agreement with the Ethel model ID.