Bulova 1947 Margo

Submitted by dixiecup0103 on April 16, 2021 - 7:24pm
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
6BK
Movement Date Code
47
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
9331239
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

I am not sure what all the markings on the case mean and some I can’t read. I believe it’s the 6BK Movement. The markings inside the case that I could read are 17 jewels, SF, Fifth Avenue New York, Swiss. There is either BL39, BL37, 3437...I can’t tell. The band says Speidel pat 2689450

I took all these pictures 4/15/2021
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Kathy L.
Posted April 16, 2021 - 9:10pm

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your watch with us.  It is a Margo with a lovely two tone model like this one https://mybulova.com/watches/1948-margo-9875.  The markings on the inside of the case are service markings.  It is a good sign that it was well taken care of to have so many service markings.  

Bulova Margo

dixiecup0103
Posted April 17, 2021 - 12:23am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you so much for the information! The watch belonged to my grandmother and I got it when she passed away. Thank you again 🤗

Kathy L.
Posted April 17, 2021 - 11:01am

In reply to by dixiecup0103

You are very welcome.  It is a lovely heirloom to have from your grandmother.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 16, 2021 - 9:50pm

Yup, that's her alright - nice find Kathy, HERE is the full page advert

1947 Bulova Margo

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 16, 2021 - 10:01pm

1947 Margo

It's a beauty, thanks for sharing!

JimDon5822
Posted April 17, 2021 - 6:41pm

1947 Bulova Margo is a match.   Congratulations on inheriting your Grandmothers watch.   Based on the etchings in the case back I think she last had it serviced in 1996 which is relatively recent for many of the watches we see here.