Bulova 1957 Lady Bulova

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
6COAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
26259
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I came across this watch a while back and found it interesting. Any more info on it would be great. Thanks

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[field_year-1957] Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted May 17, 2017 - 5:21am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Edminster33, welcome to myBulova. I think the watch you've brought us is a Bulova movement placed in some unbranded aftermarket (non Bulova) case. Generally, a Bulova case of this era would be marked on the outside with a Bulova markings like Bulova name and a date code. We often refer to watches that are not all original Bulova parts as Non-Conforming, which means they can't be identified as a specific Bulova model. 

Andersok
Posted May 17, 2017 - 12:39pm

Panel Member

I believe the dial is a match to the Lady Bulova in this 1957 ad and 1955 ad. The case however may not be original, but there were men's watertite models without markings on the backside and only stamped inside. Are there any marking on the inside of the caseback?

jabs
Posted May 17, 2017 - 1:29pm

Panel Member

Agree with non-conforming, I have not found any match

mybulova_admin
Posted May 27, 2017 - 12:04am

Club 5000Panel Member

Are there any markings on the inside case back?

Geoff Baker
Posted June 4, 2017 - 6:31am

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel - Jaroslav and I are leaning to Non-Conforming, anyone have any other thoughts?

mybulova_admin
Posted June 10, 2017 - 12:14am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm leaning towards it being a Lady Bulova, based on the style. There is no confirmation yet that the case isn't stamped Bulova on the inside.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 10, 2017 - 5:18pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I just added the photo Ed sent me that shows the inside of the case back. L7 is clearly stamped. I think it's unlikely that this represents anything other than a 1957 date code.

I'm in for Lady Bulova

Andersok
Posted June 11, 2017 - 6:12am

Panel Member

Lady Bulova sounds good