Bulova 1952 -Unknown

Submitted by BlueANgel on April 26, 2021 - 6:11pm
Manufacture Year
1952
Movement Model
5AH
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
527513
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
No Crystal
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Hi everyone. I've purchase this beautiful watch a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't identify it. I've searched everywhere but nothing. Any suggestion?

1962, 10k G.F., demaged Speidel band, no crystal , Bulova signed Crow.

Front
Back
Bazel
Dial
Movement
Kathy L.
Posted April 26, 2021 - 7:22pm

This is a pretty watch.  I corrected the date, it is 1952 for L2.  I thought it was a Dolly Madison "E" but the movement is different so still searching.

 

BlueANgel
Posted April 27, 2021 - 7:56am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you. Yes, 1952, my bad. I've also thought about the Dolly Madison, but it didn't convinced me. I'm still searching. Thank again

mybulova_admin
Posted April 29, 2021 - 6:37am

Curious as to what others think about the yellow gold tone dial in a white gold tone case? I would have expected white with white.

Has that Bulova 'Dolly Madison' vide about it, not haven't found a match yet.

Kathy L.
Posted April 29, 2021 - 11:54am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

It has a white crown but my first thought was maybe it was a replacement.  The Academy Award "PP" has a similar white gold case with yellow gold dial as do a few other AA and AG I have.  Maybe an early 1950s thing.  

Geoff Baker
Posted April 30, 2021 - 9:59pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I wonder the same, it just doesn't look right. I'm at 1952 Bulova Unknown

mybulova_admin
Posted May 1, 2021 - 4:57am

I think we can ID on the case alone, once we find a match. Unknown for now though.

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2021 - 10:01am

Since the dial doesn't quite look right and may be a replacement maybe it is the Dolly Madison "E"??

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Geoff Baker
Posted May 2, 2021 - 9:35pm

I think you're on to something Kathy. I can go for Dolly Madison

JimDon5822
Posted May 2, 2021 - 10:31pm

Interesting the Dolly Madison H has the same dial but in a square case. Could be a swap.

Dolly Madison H

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 3, 2021 - 7:19pm

I looked quite a bit for this one, and tend to agree with ID based on case,

Subject watch sports a 17J movement and Dolly Madison's are advertised as 21J. It likely started out like Kathy notes, as an "E".

My first inclination was to tag it as "non-conforming" / possible marriage, but this case appears to be a "stand alone" casing, used only for the Dolly Madison "E",  and isn't currently represented in the database. Based on that, I would be open to ID'ing it as

Dolly Madison "E", noting the movement/dial discrepancy.