Bulova 1957 Goddess of Time "E"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
6BD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C490574
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Here is another nice little ladies watch in white 10k Rolled Gold Plate. 

I believe it may be a 1957 example of "The Godess of Time E "  but I will leave that to the diliberations of the panel.

It is a 10K white Rolled Gold case with diamonds at the top and bottom of the bezel . The movement is a 17 jewel 6BD. and is marked L7. and is running strong. The case is also marked L7 on the outside and has the serial number  C490574. The band and case are in perfect condition. The dial and crystal are also in near perfect condition.

The marks on the back of the case are not rust but seem tobe some sort of glue. maybe from a sticker of sorts need to use a solvent to remove them .

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mybulova_admin
Posted May 5, 2015 - 8:22am

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Agree with a Bulova The Godess of Time "E". Beautiful little watch.

JP
Posted May 5, 2015 - 10:41am

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Ditto

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William Smith
Posted May 5, 2015 - 12:46pm

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Looks like a match to the Goddess of Time "E".  

The August 1955 price lists show two "E" variants at two different prices.  The first in the list is in the "new watches/updated prices" section under the womens diamond dial section.

Further down in the womens cumulative models section, we see another "E" variant at a lower price of $33.75.  I'm guessing this one doesn't have diamonds, but don't know what other differences there may be.

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William Smith
Posted May 5, 2015 - 12:48pm

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...they sure make those four diamonds look "big" in the ad graphic compared to the watch.

jabs
Posted May 5, 2015 - 2:43pm

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Goddess of Time "E"

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1955mercury
Posted May 5, 2015 - 2:52pm

Did anyone notice the ad says "gold filled case" and the example is "rolled gold plated"? Gold filled is approx. 3 times thicker than rolled gold plate.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 5, 2015 - 7:19pm

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Case is marked 'Rolled Gold' and not 'Rolled Gold Plate' which is different I believe.

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1955mercury
Posted May 6, 2015 - 2:18pm

If it's just stamped "Rolled Gold" they sure didn't center the stamping. Gold ends before the 7 in "L7"

donegd
Posted May 5, 2015 - 3:23pm

William it does have the diamonds . As you said the advert makes them look a lot bigger than they actually are

Andersok
Posted May 5, 2015 - 3:56pm

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The rolled gold vs. the ads gold filled has me hesitant on the "E" variant; otherwise it appears identical. Not sure you could have gotten four diamonds for $33.75; perhaps the ad is wrong about the gold content, or perhaps the case back has been changed? Stunning example, looks to be in great condition.