La Petite

Bulova 1963 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
319138
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is a Bulova Ladies watch in 14K White Gold with fourteen (14) Diamonds.

I believe this is a Bulova La Petite.

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1963 Bulova LaPetite watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1957 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
V64333
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
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[1947] Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1963 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
Z83756
Case shape: 
Oval
Crystal Details: 
Rounded Diamond shape
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

This is a Bulova 10KT white gold RGP diamond watch with a date code on the case of 1963.  The bezel has a diamond on each side and a beaded lug.  On an interesting Speidel gold filed bracelet with inset diamonds or glass.   The movement is a 5AR with a date mark of M2.    I found the following ad for this gold color case which is a great match as a La Petite.  Mine is a white gold version.   

 

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1963 Bulova La Petite watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch

Bulova 1974 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
EB
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
?
Case Serial No.: 
?
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

My father, who passed 5 years ago, bought this for his mother.  I'm trying to identify it.  These are the best images I have.  A vintage watch guy in our area was pretty confident the bevel was a Bulova.  I understand that this is very difficult with no clear photo of the face or back.  I have combed thousands of watch photos online trying to find the exact detail on the sides.  It would mean a great deal to me if I could at least get better images or some sort of identification of this watch.  When he shared stories about the watch he said he bought it with his first paycheck which would have been in the 60's.  After much searching I'm wondering if he meant his first REAL paycheck which would have been in 1974.  I know this is a long shot and I thank you for any help and your time.

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1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch

Bulova 1961 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
La Petite
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
23058
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

14kt Solid gold case with 50 diamonds.

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1961 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
LC
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
-
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1961 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
23741
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

14K Solid White Gold.

50 diamonds in case. Told by jeweler that they are all 0.1 in size, but I have my doubts as he also told me the case was 10K gold, when it is clearly marked as 14K. If true then total diamond weight for case is 0.5ctw.

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1961 Bulova LaPetite watch
1961 Bulova watch

Bulova 1966 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
P21673
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Hello,

Another recently acqired watch!  I perused the advertisements, but unfortunately was not able to locate this model.  There are two very small diamonds where the watch band connects.  Any information would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you!

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1966 LaPetite
1966 Bulova watch

Bulova 1956 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
661887
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Flat, 7/8" x 7/8"
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Thank you for such an informative, interactive site!  It has been so much fun investigating the "mysteries" behind my Bulova watches.  My grandma certainly loved her Bulova watches, we've found 4 around her home so far since she passed away.    She was a very classy lady.  Pictured is the prettiest of her Bulova watches, La Petite, I believe. ?  It's a vintage ladies Bulova 23 watch with 14K white gold case & 1/20-12K white gold filled band w/ safety chain (marked K&PA?).  Eight diamonds total - three at the top and bottom of case & a diamond link connecting to the band on either side.  Serial #661887, movement #5AD, L6 - c1956.  I also found a blue plastic  Bulova watch case inside a matching blue Bulova box, each with different model names on them - "Miss America" and "La Petite".    

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[La-Petite-09062016] Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
M
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
842553
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Was a Christmas gift from my Granfather to my Grandmother in 1965. It is petite, just like she was!

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1957 Bulova La Petite
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch