Ladies Unusual Watch

SeekingTimelyTreasures's picture

 I have a beautiful 10k rolled gold plated ladies' watch. On the back of the case it says 

 

Bulova L7 (at top)

T56044 (at bottom)

On the movement itself it has "5AD" & 21 Jewels. Inside the back of the case it says Bulova Fifth Ave. New York & it also has what looks like 3 rows of numbers & letters that were obviously hand-etched.

The most unique thing is the crystal. Starting from the outside (at 3 & 6), the crystal ascends to a peak that runs from the top (12) to the bottom (6).

I have not been able to identify this watch. Nor have I found any similar. I have tried to post photos to no avail. 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 20, 2012 - 7:07am

Club 5000Panel Member

 Hi timely - L7 we know is 1957, the T56...number is a case serial that seems to have no relevance. The tapered crystal sounds interesting. The hand etched numbers are the codes of watchmakers over the years stating repairs or service they've performed. Like the sticker the garage puts on your car when they change the oil.

On the home page of the site, near the top, you'll find an e-mail address for our administrator. Send him the photo if you can't figure out the instructions on the top of the forum page that explain how to add photos. Without a couple really clear photos, it's very difficult to ID.

SeekingTimelyTreasures's picture
SeekingTimelyTr...
Posted January 20, 2012 - 3:34pm

 I will try once more to post photos.....

 

C:\Users\Aarons\Pictures\2012-01-20\Crystal.JPG

C:\Users\Aarons\Pictures\2012-01-20\Face.JPG

C:\Users\Aarons\Pictures\2012-01-20\Bulova Move't.JPG

I hope you can get them to come up. Let me know if not & I will e-mail them either to the admin. or you if you would prefer.

SeekingTimelyTreasures's picture
SeekingTimelyTr...
Posted January 20, 2012 - 3:24pm

 I will try again to upload a couple of photos....

 file:///C:/Users/Aarons/Pictures/2012-01-20/Crystal.JPG

C:\Users\Aarons\Pictures\2012-01-20\Face.JPG

C:\Users\Aarons\Pictures\2012-01-20\Bulova Move't.JPG

 

 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 20, 2012 - 4:11pm

Club 5000Panel Member

e-mail the photos to

admin@mybulova.com

He'll post them for you......it's tricky

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted January 22, 2012 - 6:16pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi SeekingTimely

You can email the photos to me and I can try for you. I'll PM you my regular email address.  I've been bugging admin w/ some code verification issues, and he very busy with lots of stuff, so if I can help, I don't mind.  I'll PM you some links to discussion on how to get photos ready and upload from previous forum threads too.