Bulova 1959 La Petite

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
M81121
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

 Bought this watch from a thrift store that said it was from an estate sale. I have scoured the websites for something similar and the only one I found was a 1961 Bulova 23 of the same shape. I have not had a chance to take it it a watchmaker/jeweler to look closer, but the inside of the band has very small writing on each link.  My husband thought it said "Speidel USA". The winding button says the full name "Bulova" which is a difference from the 1961 Bulova 23 that only has a "B".

Any info is truly appreciated! Either way, I really like the watch. I could tell it was well made at a glance and I love vintage items. 

Oh, best of all....it worked too! I wound it up and now use it.

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OldTicker
Posted August 2, 2011 - 10:54pm

1959 Bulova "La Petite" 23J with 4 diamonds in Yellow Gold

Looks like a nice old watch! Congratulations on your find!

cstafford
Posted August 5, 2011 - 9:27pm

 Thank you! Just saw this message. I am glad the watch made the journey to me. I have a feeling it hasn't had too many owners since it's in great shape. 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 2, 2011 - 11:26pm

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I agree. Nice pickup.

cstafford
Posted August 5, 2011 - 9:31pm

 I felt pretty lucky once I looked up more info about the watch. That was the best $15.00 I've spent in a while.