Bulova Casket

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Thanks to mmfan123 for these fantastic pics, anyone seen one before?

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DarHin
Posted July 10, 2012 - 3:03am

"Bring out yer dead!"

Could this add fuel to the fire of the "Treasure" debate?

mybulova_admin
Posted July 11, 2012 - 7:21am

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Interesting comment.....could be.....time will tell. Bulova time that is :-)

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William Smith
Posted July 10, 2012 - 3:51am

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Beautiful.  Never seen one of these.  Simply stunning.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:01am

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I've seen a dozen or so, they come up quite a bit actually. It is rare to see the treasure chest with the inside intact. I bought one several years ago. I have a theory on some of the special boxes bearing the Bulova name. I think a jewelery store could buy them like they bought watches. They marked special occasions. I have the rolled diploma with a mortar board hat ( graduation), the Christmas Tree decoration that spins open to reveal a watch and this one. I haven't found a nice version of the wedding bell yet......

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bobbee
Posted July 11, 2012 - 12:59pm

How about some pics then Sir?

Geoff Baker
Posted July 12, 2012 - 10:01am

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On a holiday Bob - remind me when I get home.......unless someone can come up with a photo of that ornament?

bourg01
Posted July 11, 2012 - 11:18am

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Here's the Wedding Bell and the Bling!

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Bob Bruno
Posted July 11, 2012 - 3:08pm

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Here's the Graduation box. Anyone know what era this is from?

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bobbee
Posted July 11, 2012 - 3:52pm

Love it! Why don't they still do cases like this? Sales would definitely rise.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:51am

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Someday I'll find the bell, until I do, I have three of four, including the matching storage box.....

Here's the ornament (open and closed) - note the hole in the top for a string, to hang it from the Christmas Tree?

...and YES, it is a PAIN to get a watch into this rascal, in fact it's even HARDER to get it out!

bourg01
Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:05am

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Those are so cool. I love the Xmas Ornament and just for the record, it's a pain with the Wedding Bell too.

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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2013 - 4:52am

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bobbee
Posted July 16, 2012 - 11:35am

Fantastic, Geoff! I absolutely love the old boxes as much as the watches.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:48pm

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Well, in that case, send me all your watches and I'll send you all my boxes.

I believe it's a win / win for both of us!

....or maybe not?

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2012 - 12:51pm

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My question, for the group

What era do you think these represent? I say the sixties.

OH, I just remembered, there's ANOTHER one out there somewhere, a mortar board hat that opens to reveal a Bulova.......that make FIVE so far.

bourg01
Posted July 16, 2012 - 1:11pm

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I think I'd have to agree with the 60's though I really haven't a clue. One thing is that are certainly a departure from most of the 50's styling.

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bobbee
Posted July 16, 2012 - 2:25pm

I agree, late 50's, early 60's.
Geoff, all depends how many dozens of boxes you have!

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bobbee
Posted August 1, 2012 - 8:38am

Just recieved my new box! Mint condition, outer box too. Came with a little lapel buttonwith a T. Rex on it!

oliverb
Posted August 1, 2012 - 9:03am

NICE!

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bobbee
Posted August 8, 2012 - 8:57am

I am going to revise my guess at the date of these boxes, as mine will not fit the 1960's larger watches, unless the inner card base is removed, and then the watch sinks well below the level of the rim, defeating the object of showing off the watch. I am going to say 1940's-50's, going by colour and style.
What say you, guys? I know Jay has a few too, so maybe he has an idea.

bourg01
Posted August 8, 2012 - 9:18am

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Perhaps this one was for a ladies watch like my Wedding Bell. The watch mount looks kinda thin for a man's watch.

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bobbee
Posted August 8, 2012 - 12:42pm

Nope, the white was for ladies the black for men. The mount is wide enough for my 1960 Prez band, but a 1950's Berkshire stops the lid from coming down! The box is 120mm.X120mm. and 55mm. deep, quite a sizeable box.

bourg01
Posted August 8, 2012 - 1:04pm

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Well, so much for that idea.

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William Smith
Posted October 14, 2012 - 4:31pm

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There's lots of these advertised.  They are too cool.  Here's another from a Dec 1948 newspaper ad. Looks alot like the "wedding bell" Shawn posted above.

bourg01
Posted October 14, 2012 - 4:37pm

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I've got this bell box but it was done up like a Wedding Bell with some flowers and such. Pretty cool for a Ladies Wedding Gift.

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bobbee
Posted October 14, 2012 - 6:08pm

Another great find dude!

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William Smith
Posted October 14, 2012 - 6:13pm

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Yea it's fun "searching".  If anyone wants to give me their favorite tentative Model ID based on Crystal specs w/o ad, I can narrow things down a little bit and maybe find an ad :)

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bobbee
Posted October 14, 2012 - 6:17pm

Hey, the Her Excellency "A" looks like m1121's 1947 unknown to me.

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 14, 2012 - 10:02pm

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Absolutely incredible marketing. 

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bobbee
Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:54pm

1951 ad.

Finally found my "Mortarboard" Graduation box!