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Bulova 1944 -Unknown

Submitted by hayleyalisabeth on July 26, 2022 - 1:25am
Manufacture Year
1944
Movement Model
5AB
Movement Date Code
Triangle
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
E387964
Case shape
Cushion
Case color
Yellow
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Watch Description

Leather case 

FOR SALE
Ladies Watch In original box that reads Bulova Miss America
Bulova 14k gold filled sterling base New York
Watch movement
Serial Number- E387964
hayleyalisabeth
Posted July 26, 2022 - 1:36am

I would like to know the value of this specific watch? Thanks so much.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 29, 2022 - 7:59am

In reply to by hayleyalisabeth

Hayley, when you register, the instructions specifically say not to ask for an evaluation on your watch. The reason we say this is because it is not possible to provide an accurate value or even a ball park figure, as there are simply too many factors to consider. Evaluations are even harder when all we have is photos.

The purpose of myBulova.com is to help people determine the model and age of their watch.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 26, 2022 - 9:13pm

We don't assign values on mybulova, as there are far too many variables to consider. Your best bet is to have a jeweler look at it or look on internet sales sites like ebay for completed sales of similar watches.

Case s/n starts with an "E" (1944) and movement symbol is a triangle (1945). These markings paired with a gold over sterling case indicate the watch is a 1944.

It looks like your front photo distorted the watch shape. Can you add another photo in a comment box? Going by age, case back and lug shape, the only watch I find that is close is Rosebud that is rose gold with a different face. It's quite possible your watch  face is a replacement, as it looks newer than the mid 1940's by style.

The box is from a later decade and doesn't match the age of the watch.

I am going to say unknown at this point until a better close up photo of the watch itself is uploaded.

 

Kathy L.
Posted July 29, 2022 - 9:44pm

I also agree this is a 1944 and probably a Rosebud with a variant.  Better photos will helps us a lot.

hayleyalisabeth
Posted July 30, 2022 - 3:20am

Bulova ladies watch front

mybulova_admin
Posted July 30, 2022 - 5:41am

Assuming that the above photo is somewhat squished and the watch is in fact equal width and height, the case does seem a match for the Rosebud.

The dial however is throwing me from dating in the 40s as from all the adverts we have (and we have a heap), I could not find a single one showing a ladies watch with dots (plenty of mens).

I'm at unknown for now. Movement is dated to 1945. 

hayleyalisabeth
Posted July 31, 2022 - 3:19pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you all for the help!! I hope to find out more specific details from a local jeweler and I will comment to update everyone..

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 6, 2022 - 12:14am

Panel, Rosebud or unknown?

Geoff Baker
Posted August 6, 2022 - 9:16pm

I'm going with Unknown, too many questions for me.

Kathy L.
Posted August 9, 2022 - 2:41pm

I agree the dial does not appear to be from the 40's.  My gut is saying it was an original Rosebud but I will go with unknown as the dial isn't a match and it is yellow instead of rose gold which could make it another model as well.