Which La Petite is this? Case number not listed anywhere.

I inherited this watch but can't identify what it is. The box says that it's a La Petite but the case number doesn't match anything I've seen. Any help identifying this watch would be greatly appreciated.

The back of the case says:
14K
Bulova
975040

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 2, 2012 - 9:57pm

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mybulova_admin
Posted January 3, 2012 - 1:53am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yep deffinitely a 'La Petite' and a nice one at that. Please feel free to add to the watch database as a reference for future researchers.

http://www.mybulova.com/adding-your-watch-mybulovacom-database

HMaryo
Posted January 3, 2012 - 12:37pm

Thanks. I have just a few more questions.

1) Does it look like it has the original watch band/bracelet on it? The box states 23 jewels fashioned in diamonds but I don't see 23. Wasn't sure if it had a diamond bracelet originally.

2) Where would I find the movement date code? Do I need to open the back of the watch up?

3) I know that I'll need to take it to a jewelry appraisal for an official number but any idea if it's worth hundreds of dollars or if it's closer to $1000? I don't want to pay $100-$200 for an appraisal just to find out it's only worth $250.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 3, 2012 - 6:52pm

Club 5000Panel Member

1) the 23 jewels relates to the movemet and not the case.

2) there will be a date code on the movement. See http://www.mybulova.com/bulova-date-codes

3) Its a lovely watch that is solid 14k gold with a heap of diamonds. So yes it is valuable but again our policy here is to not put a price an anything.