Bulova 1952 Co Ed

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.63875
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
6BS
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
025475
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Thanks to OldTicker, this is being corrected to a "Coed".

The second ad from 1954 shows one that looks virtually identical to this one.

On the movement itself, just below the word Swiss, is what looks like L1, which would be 1951.

And, thanks to William Smith, what I thought to be a box and the letters MX, actually is BXW, an import code.  I was looking at it upside down. . .

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Kathy L.
Posted June 1, 2018 - 10:39am

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Good catch Reverend Rob.  Looked at a watch in the database named Diana and the lugs match the ad so that does it a match and this one probably something else.  Maybe they made a change to it in the 50s.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 1, 2018 - 12:25pm

Panel Member

Good catch on a 6 year old thread, Kathy. I agree with Rob on the lug difference as compared to the Diana in ad, close but no cigar. May be a artist interpretation, may be a slight variance over the time period from 1949 (ad) to 1952 (watch) but maybe not as well. Flat as opposed to rounded transition to crystal edge. I also agree that per the ads referenced from the relevant years  time frame that it's not a CoEd. CoEd shows more angular surfaces on lugs.

Pending further ad research, I have to vote this one back to "not confirmed" or unknown.

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Kathy L.
Posted June 1, 2018 - 12:40pm

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I was looking through all the Co Ed and Janet ads and watches because I am getting one and found this one.  Wasn't sure if the panel wants to revisit IDs as new ads or info comes up or not but thought I would comment.  It is not a Co Ed for me and doesn't match Diana close enough on the lugs so I think I would vote for a change to Unknown.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 1, 2018 - 1:10pm

Panel Member

I'm revisiting ads right now looking for a match, no luck yet. I agree this isn't a coed. Here is a 1951 CoEd - no match.

No match from 1950 -1954 full ads or 1950-59 partials that I ca find. Unknown