bulova pocket watch 1938-39

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    bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    This was my grandfathers watch and I am just wanting to know more about it. Model, how rare, exact year perhaps and est value.. any details will help. It is in working condition.

    the details on the watch are the following:
    17AE, 17 jewels 4 adjustments, swiss, Bulova Quality Toronto and as you can see the engraving on back of grandfathers initials and inside back grandmother gift to him with date.. pics are not the best unfortunately..

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    Re: bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    Hey Romble.

    First up...welcome to WUS.

    Second up...We don't do evaluations here. It's just not possible to evaluate a watch from photographs.

    Third up...your pocket watch looks pretty nifty. It's good quality, although it could probably do with a damn good clean, first. If you intend to use it, take it to a watchmaker to get it serviced and cleaned up.

    The exact age of your watch might be determined if you can find a serial number on the watch-movement. Once the more knowledgeable members here have the serial number from you, they'll be able to look it up and tell you when the watch was made.
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    Re: bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    And the engraving from 1939 might give them a clue.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    Marrick just because it was engraved '1939' doesn't mean the watch was MADE in 1939.
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    Re: bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    Yeah, I know. But its a clue that it was probably made a year or three before then.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: bulova pocket watch 1938-39

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Yeah, I know. But its a clue that it was probably made a year or three before then.
    and probably not after 1939

    but since it's a Bulova, the date symbol is more useful than a serial number.

    http://www.mybulova.com/bulova-date-codes

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