La Petite

Bulova 1955 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
M64484
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I purchased a jewelry box at an estate sale and this was inside. I have been doing some research on this watch and have not found much about it. I did come across one like it with some minor differences. The closet in similarity on this website is the Beverly but that makes the date off by two year.Based on the code table you have provided it is a 1955 watch. The front reads Bulova and underneath is the number 23. There are 2 jewels. Stretch link band. The back reads 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE. Below that reads BULOVA L5. At the bottom it reads M64484.  Two links of the band reads  PAT. PEND CUSTOM SIZE. One Link reads Duchess(in cursive) and  /20-10KG F. TOP. The side piece to set the watch is missing. Please tell any information about this watch. It would be greatly aprrieciated.

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Bulova 1962 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
X73937
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

4 Diamonds, 2 in case and 2 in matching expansion band.

14K Rolled Gold Plate Case with original Speidel expansion band.

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Bulova 1959 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
N11839
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

Bulova 23 on face

Bulova on dial

Bulova L9, 10KT rolled gold plate, N11839 on back of case

Bulova fifth Ave NY located inside of case

Bulova 23 JLS, 6ADJ, 5AD, USA located on movement 

2 diamonds

 

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Bulova 1964 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
T04188
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

10KT rolled gold plate located on outside of case

Bulova 23 located on face and movement

M4 located on outside of case and on movement

5AR located on movement

Number on outside of case T04188

Number on inside of case 2584

Letter B on the dial

4 diamonds

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Bulova 1976 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
5BD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
T60536
Case shape: 
Oval
Additional Information: 

Recently bought with the box (not sure if the box is original to this specific watch or not).  There are two very small diamond chips on the top and bottom of the case as well.

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Bulova 1959 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
NONE
Case Serial No.: 
960405
Case shape: 
Square
Additional Information: 

1960 -14K white gold "La Petite" with 1959 (L9) movement. Featured in 1st 1960 ad, shown with 12 diamond watch and cord band $195. This one has a 14K band with 16 diamonds in it, no other markings that I see. Total of 28 diamonds! I consider myself real lucky to have had a chance to pick this up. With the add on band, it had to sell in 1960 for around $300+ and there could not have been that many sold at that time. This was sold as scrap at a friendly shop I know and he called me with this and two others. Thank God he doesn't like to melt beauty!

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Bulova 1959 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
M81121
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

 Bought this watch from a thrift store that said it was from an estate sale. I have scoured the websites for something similar and the only one I found was a 1961 Bulova 23 of the same shape. I have not had a chance to take it it a watchmaker/jeweler to look closer, but the inside of the band has very small writing on each link.  My husband thought it said "Speidel USA". The winding button says the full name "Bulova" which is a difference from the 1961 Bulova 23 that only has a "B".

Any info is truly appreciated! Either way, I really like the watch. I could tell it was well made at a glance and I love vintage items. 

Oh, best of all....it worked too! I wound it up and now use it.

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Bulova 1955 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
I
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
5AD
Case Serial No.: 
515756
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

 I inherited a beautiful La Petite watch from my grandmother.  It was given to me in its original box and in amazing condition.  I cannot find any markings on the back of the watch case besides the serial to help me identify it, other than the La Petite 23 Jewels that is listed on the box, as well as the number 23 on the face. Inside, there are numbers etched into the back of the cover.  The movement has several identifying codes, but I am not sure what they all mean.  "L5" translates into 1955.  However, I have not figured out which is the movement model and movement serial.  There is "5AD" and "6ADJ".  

I absolutely love this watch and am so happy to have it.  

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Bulova 1962 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
n/a
Case Serial No.: 
28869
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I listed the no. on back of watch as the Case Serial No.  However, there are 2 letters? that are not clearly indentifiable to me.  The 1st looks like a side happy face  (:   then 238, then it looks like kind of a crescent C   then 9.   I looked very hard for a Mvmt Ser No. but could not find anything on the inside where the USA, Movement Model '5AD', & Date Indicator 'M2' were stamped.  On the inside of the Back Case, the following is stamped:  J14KT GOLDJ  (<--this last J is a backwards J)  then underneath is the name JACKAY.

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1962 LaPetite 23 Jewel Bulova Watch 14K WG w/ Diamond Accents, Mvmt 5AD USA
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Bulova 1962 La Petite

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
MX5
Case Serial No.: 
W577867
Additional Information: 

10k RPG Bezel Bulova Mc...Don't know much about it, it was my boyfriends grandmothers I have two of the same watch but the other does not have diamonds in it. I would love to find out more and what the value might be for the two watches so if anyone has an idea or knows where to look other than eBay please let me know.

Thank you

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