Bulova 1952 Dolly Madison

Submitted by LisaD on February 11, 2021 - 1:52pm
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Kreisler white gold plate band. Broken winding knob included. Part of a large 30+ pieces auction watch and parts lot from USA private auctioneer acquired Dec 2020. No information specifics. 10K RGP case, crystal stained but ok, was opened and gently cleaned.

Sorry for the picture quality, had to redo scale several times, this being my first upload here on this site, between your maximum and minimum sizes.

Thank you, Lisa

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Posted February 11, 2021 - 6:56pm

Welcome.  Thank you for adding your watch. The watch appears to be a while gold variant of a 1952 Bulova Dolly Madison as found in this 1954 ad.  

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Posted February 11, 2021 - 8:36pm

This is wonderful news JimDon, appreciate the information very much, and seeing an ad to confirm. Regards, Lisa

Kathy L.
Posted February 12, 2021 - 3:15pm

Welcome to myBulova and thanks for sharing your watch.  I agree with Jim, a nice Dolly Madison.

1952 Bulova Dolly Madison


Posted February 12, 2021 - 3:44pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you Kathy, I find these watches are not easy to identify, great to have such knowledgeable members. Lisa

Posted February 12, 2021 - 4:37pm

Welcome to mybulova, and thanks for sharing. I agree,

1952 Dolly Madison "G"

EDIT: Revised to include variant! well done Ken!

Posted February 12, 2021 - 5:25pm

This looks to be white gold, which would make it the Dolly Madison 'G'

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This model was around from 1952 thru 1960

Posted February 12, 2021 - 9:35pm

In reply to by Andersok

Glad to see there is a variant letter G, the examples without the variant letter under the model name had different styles and face designs, G is a perfect match, seems it was also priced a little higher, why would that be in 1952?


Thank you for all you hejp.


Posted February 12, 2021 - 9:47pm

In reply to by LisaD

The two prices you see on the ad are actually dealer cost and retail price.What you are seeing is an excerpt from basically a salesman catalog of sorts depicting available watches that was shown to jewelers to pick inventory to sell in their store. Both variants had the same dealer cost and suggested retail price.

Based on inflation, $57.50 in 1952 had the same buying power as $572.00 today.

Posted February 13, 2021 - 9:56am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

$572, is a lot of money today too. Thank you for explaining the source of this information and what it meant. Regards, Lisa