Bulova 1937 Patricia

Submitted by Ozme on August 2, 2015 - 4:50pm
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The case is extremely thin, malleable and silver coloured.

1937 Bulova Patricia
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted August 2, 2015 - 5:11pm

Hi Ozme.  Thanks for adding these watches to the database.  Welcome.    
You are right about the case back being thin and malleable.  Confirming the case is all white as opposed to part yellow/part white?  

What is stamped below the case serial number on outside case back?  Please and thanks.  Looks like "Bulova Quality" as this is pretty late to see "Monogram Quality".

Again, no inside case back hallmarks.  

Posted August 2, 2015 - 5:33pm

In reply to by William Smith

The case is indeed all white and it does say "Bulova Quality" on the back. Thank you :)

Geoff Baker
Posted August 3, 2015 - 6:42am

Yeah, I think it looks like her too (Patricia), wondering about the case color though. Can't even imagine how a case BACK gets dented that way while the front has nary a mark on it.

Posted August 3, 2015 - 7:04am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I'm afraid I've ruined the front after taking those pictures. When trying to put the movement back in, a tiny bit of pressure popped out the crystal. I tried putting it back in, but the case is so malleable that this effort warped it and it won't go in again. I'm curious how it never got banged up on the front over the years too, if a little push can warp the case.

William Smith
Posted August 3, 2015 - 9:41pm

Another Patricia ad from 1938/39.  Looks pretty close.

I'm good with tentative 1937 Patricia.

Posted August 5, 2015 - 8:13am

Agree a 1937 Bulova Patricia. Adverts starting from 1938. Interesting how th case is so malleable.

In 1940 the model design changed totally again.

Posted August 5, 2015 - 7:28pm

Ditto Admin