Bulova 1946 -Unknown

Submitted by Kathy L. on October 28, 2020 - 3:23pm
Manufacture Year
1946
Movement Model
5AB
Movement Date Code
46
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
683842
Case shape
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Squarte
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

When I bought this one I thought it was an Arline.  It looks just like it.  But the Arline ad says 4 diamonds and this one has 8.  I just love these cocktail watches.  Last photo is a comparison shot with Susan on the left and Duchess on the right.

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Back
Comparison shot with Duchess and Susan
Kathy L.
Posted October 28, 2020 - 3:43pm

And an side shot to show the round shape of the diamond section compared to the shape of the Duchess.

side shot

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 28, 2020 - 6:40pm

Wow, nice one Kathy, congrats! A great addition to your cocktail watch corral!  I'm a little perplexed by this one. It's clearly not a Susan or Duchess, and does indeed closely resemble an Arline, which appears to have faceted metal in 4 of the diamond places instead of stones. I'm still looking, but unless there were variants of the Arline with 4 or 8 diamonds, or an ad I missed I'm afraid I stand at unknown for now.

Excellent group shot. That really helped in the search.

Kathy L.
Posted October 28, 2020 - 6:50pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you Bob!  Yes I am thinking this will be an unknown until an ad comes along.  

Geoff Baker
Posted October 29, 2020 - 9:32pm

Dang, that's a dandy set Kathy, which is YOUR favorite? You need cocktail hour a couple times a day with all that bling.

I'm not too sure on ID of this beauty though, Unknown for now

Kathy L.
Posted October 29, 2020 - 10:55pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you Geoff.  I would say Susan is my favorite to wear.  It is just so pretty on the wrist.

plainsmen
Posted October 30, 2020 - 12:33am

Sure is pretty... and so close to that ID, but ai think Unknown as you suggest.