Rhapsody

Bulova 1959 Rhapsody

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
GG
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
L16338
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Round 11.77mm faceted edge
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Case back:BULOVA,L9,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE and serial #

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

5AD 23 jewel 6 adj movement is also dated L9

Dial is marked BULOVA 23 and has applied gold numbers and slashes.Gold baton style hands

Crown is signed BULOVA

Original bracelet is marked:1/20 12K G.F.  WEST GERMANY  9

I believe this is the Rhapsody"GG"(it was also available in white gold so I might be wrong ).I have been looking for this one for over two years and it was worth the wait.This example is in fantastic shape,pristine case,bracelet and dial.Sweet looking watch

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Bulova 1959 Rhapsody

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
M88440
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Cushion shaped glass original 12.07mm square crves in on all sides
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1959 Rhapsody

Caseback:BULOVA,L9,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE,and serial#

Inside caseback:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

5AD 23 jewel movement si dated L9

Linen dial has gold applied markers and reads BULOVA,23

I think this is the Rhapsody"CC" or "DD" .It's in white gold which must have sold more than the yellow as I haven't seen an example of the yellow(and I've been looking).

The band is original and looks great.It's marked:U.S.A. DUCHESS1/40 10K RGP 

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Bulova 1959 Rhapsody

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
LL
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AH
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
M13777
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Oval 10.47x14.25 mm glass
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1959 RHAPSODY "LL"

Caseback:BULOVA QUALITY,L9 and serial #

There are no markings inside the case back

Dial:BULOVA,23,SWISS.

5AH 23 jewel movement is also dated L9

Bracelet is marked JB(inside triangle)1/20 10K.G.F.  STAINLESS BACK U.S.A. and has two nice size diamonds.Bulova calls this one the tulip leaf bracelet

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Bulova 1959 Rhapsody

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
OO
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
B70585
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
11.49X11.49MM TONNEAU
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1959 RHAPSODY"OO"(white rgp)

Case back:BULOVA L9,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE and serial #

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

5AD 23 JEWEL 6ADJ movement is dated M0 so I guess it's had a movement change.

Dial reads BULOVA,23

Crown signed B

Original bracelet is what BULOVA called the jet bracelet and has 4 diamonds.

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Bulova 1959 Rhapsody

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
BB
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
S70386
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1960 Bulova Rhapsody 'BB'

10KT White RGP case and back dated M0. Original matching GF bracelet. Movement is a 23 jewel 5AD dated M0. Original display case.

The ads for this time show the watch price of $59.50 and a variant of AA (yellow or white); '61 pricelist has two models listed at this price - AA=Y and BB=W

Additional Supporting ads: 1960  1960

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Andersok 1960 Rhapsody BB 092014
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