Bulova 1950 Elissa

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
6BS
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
115228
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
11.4 x 11.5 Cushion
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

1950 Elissa. There is not an example of this exact watch on your site, so I would like to submit mine. It is my 2015 Valentine's Day present and it still works, but is about 4 minutes fast. I would like to know more about it.

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Lady Dairhean 2 20 2015
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1955mercury
Posted February 20, 2015 - 11:39am

Hi Lady Dairhean. You have a beautiful ladies Bulova. I believe it may be the "Elissa" model.

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Lady Dairhean
Posted February 20, 2015 - 4:58pm

Thank you so much!! I couldn't find it anywhere.

JP
Posted February 20, 2015 - 11:42am

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Bretton was fairly common on older Bulova watches. Movement is 1950 and case is 1951, also common to see a year later case.

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Lady Dairhean
Posted February 20, 2015 - 4:54pm

But the case is stamped L0.

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William Smith
Posted February 20, 2015 - 12:19pm

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Close, but are the lugs and horizontal bezel engraving slightly different?

Andersok
Posted February 20, 2015 - 12:46pm

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I think it is a correct match to the Elissa. The areas to each side of the lug are multi-directional and look difficult to perfectly represent artistically. Everything else, including the band, look to be a good match. 

It is hard to tell looking at the caseback image, but what is stamped below the Bulova? I faintly see a 49, possibly be a L#, or maybe nothing at all stamped.

Congratulations on your Valentine's gift; it is probably time to have it serviced and get it running properly.

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Lady Dairhean
Posted February 20, 2015 - 5:52pm

There are digits scratched onto the inside of the case back. They're "19?". I can't quite read them either without a jeweler' eye.

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1955mercury
Posted February 20, 2015 - 6:13pm

The numbers scratched inside the case back were put there by the jeweler when the watch was serviced. They would have no meaning to anyone except the jeweler. It could be the job ticket numbers or something like that. But they are an indication of how many services it has received in the past.

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William Smith
Posted February 20, 2015 - 1:01pm

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I'm good with Elisa ID.

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Lady Dairhean
Posted February 20, 2015 - 5:48pm

I just uploaded a new photo of the case back showing the year number.