Bulova 1939 Golden Boy

Submitted by LCOX on April 13, 2018 - 2:29pm
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Crystal details
GS X620 (19.4mm X 16.8mm)
Watch Description

Looks to me to be a type of "Rite Angle" but I cannot find any info on this model anywhere.

1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
Posted April 13, 2018 - 2:55pm

We've seen this guy before.. total Unknown. Nice watch though.

Posted April 13, 2018 - 11:31pm

Have updated to 1939, based on the case serial number and what I believe is the date stamp for 1939 on the movement (just above the 'BU' in  BULOVA).

Very unique and unknown to me also.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 14, 2018 - 7:45am

I don't recall seeing this watch in the past. At first blush I suspected a non Bulova case but it's all original. How exciting! From the size (can we get measurements?) it appears to be a ladies watch.

So far Unknown to me. 

Posted April 14, 2018 - 7:47am

I've never encountered one before either. It's really cool, but so far an unknown for me as well.

Posted December 11, 2022 - 6:54pm

1939 Bulova Golden Boy based on this 1939 ad.

Altoona Tribune

08 Sep 1939, Fri · Page 5

Golden Boy

Posted December 11, 2022 - 8:33pm

The Bulova Golden Boy looks like a nice match. Nice advert find.

Posted December 11, 2022 - 10:22pm

Thank you for identifying my watch!  

Posted December 12, 2022 - 9:16am

In reply to by LCOX

This is a real special one.  I do not recall ever seeing a movie tie in or product placement watch prior to this.  This could be the first watch product placement watch in a movie.   Now to get the movie Golden Boy and see how much much of the watch we see.

Kathy L.
Posted December 12, 2022 - 11:29am

Great ad match Jim!

1939 Bulova Golden Boy

Posted December 12, 2022 - 1:48pm

The Golden Boy model measures 34mm lug tip to lug tip and 22mm wide excluding the crown. The GS X620 (19.4X 16.8) crystal is used.