Bulova 1932 Adele

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on
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Case measures 24mm lug to lug x 15mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.  Original metal Dial shows Black printed Arabic numerals. Hour and Minute Hands are Modern style. A dust shield and retainer appears over the movement. Ornate Crown. Hinged Caseback is stamped as shown. Bracelet signed Gemex.

vintage display ad Dated 1932

Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
1932 Bulova watch
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el tel
Posted October 28, 2011 - 11:41am

I have been trying to identify a ladies watch on the database and note that my watch has the same watch face as the one above.The case is an oval shape with 3 rectanglular blue stones at each end of the watch. It has the same patent date and I assume this refers to the hinged back. The movement is a 6AE with 17 jewels and the date symbol is a square which is either 1927 or 1936. The watch looks like a 1920's watch , but I have not seen the 6AE movement any earlier than 1930. My case number is 1032445. Have you been able to date your watch yet ? 

I am still having problems posting photos but will post one once I have resolved the technical issues  :-)


Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:35pm


Unfortunately I've been unable to find a Date code.

el tel
Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:55pm

My watch has the same hands and face but I note that your movement is a 5AP and that there is also a number on the movement which mine does not have . Stunning photos by the way !

cheers    terry

Posted October 28, 2011 - 1:37pm


1932 Date stamp below the serial number.

Case is very similar to the 'DOROTHY' minus the Gems: Dec 1930 ad 2

Posted April 5, 2020 - 1:54am

Another advert found to confirm case was manufactured by Bulova.

1932 Bulova Ladies unknown watch advert

Posted May 29, 2021 - 6:00am

1932 Bulova Adele

1932 Bulova Adele watch