Bulova 1956 La Petite "H"

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Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
661887
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Flat, 7/8" x 7/8"
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Thank you for such an informative, interactive site!  It has been so much fun investigating the "mysteries" behind my Bulova watches.  My grandma certainly loved her Bulova watches, we've found 4 around her home so far since she passed away.    She was a very classy lady.  Pictured is the prettiest of her Bulova watches, La Petite, I believe. ?  It's a vintage ladies Bulova 23 watch with 14K white gold case & 1/20-12K white gold filled band w/ safety chain (marked K&PA?).  Eight diamonds total - three at the top and bottom of case & a diamond link connecting to the band on either side.  Serial #661887, movement #5AD, L6 - c1956.  I also found a blue plastic  Bulova watch case inside a matching blue Bulova box, each with different model names on them - "Miss America" and "La Petite".    

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jabs
Posted September 7, 2016 - 4:26am

Panel Member

your watch is La Petite "H"

 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 7, 2016 - 4:37am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello ginalaffs, welcome to myBulova. I'm a big fan of heirloom watches, I think you're fortunate to have this keepsake from your grandmother. I was just about to post an advert showing your watch as a La Petite "H" variant but it seems Jaroslav has beat me to it. If you plan to wear it regularly we recommend a full service every couple years. I see several watchmakers marks inside the case back so it appears grandma was doing the same. Thanks for sharing it.

1956 Bulova La Petite H

 

Andersok
Posted September 7, 2016 - 5:47am

Panel Member

Very nice 1956 Bulova La Petite H

ginalaffs
Posted September 7, 2016 - 1:03pm

Thank you so much. It runs perfectly after being stored in a drawer for decades! I'm a new fan of Bulova vintage watches.

JP
Posted September 7, 2016 - 4:48pm

Panel Member

 

ditto