Bulova 1960 La Petite

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
5AD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
013054
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Measure approx. 11.0 X 10.4
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I think this is a 1960 ladies Bulova. The movement has M0 stamped on it. The case is 14k white gold and has 12 small diamonds. It looks like the La Petite in a color 1960 ad on here that the model is holding beside her head to me. The ad is too big for me to put it here. What do you guys think?

 

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1955mercury
Posted February 13, 2015 - 6:50am

That's the ad I was referring to Bobbee. It has 4 diamonds on the right side under the 6 and two on the left side under the 6 and above the 12 it has them reversed. I think it looks like the one I have other than the band. The band on the subject watch has been changed, it has a Speidel band.

Andersok
Posted February 13, 2015 - 6:52am

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Rather stunning La Petite

Geoff Baker
Posted February 14, 2015 - 6:07am

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Wow Alan, that's a fabulous watch, what a find!

La Petite

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William Smith
Posted February 16, 2015 - 11:45am

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Good ad match.  12 daimonds, jewel count correct. 14k gold.  
La Petite from me.   ...now the hunt for the varian designation :)

EDIT:  Wow there are a lot of LP variants.   In 1954 there are two variants listed as white gold at $195.  The "T" and "R".  By Fall 1961 there are three more, one being a second slightly different "T", and a "CC" & "DD".  By 1964, there is yet another white at this price- "YY".  
I doubt we will be able to determine which of these this watch is, but it narrows it down from the LP variant list, which goes out to three letter variants by 1964. 

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 16, 2015 - 12:01pm

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LP for me also.

plainsmen
Posted February 16, 2015 - 6:05pm

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LP as well.  That's going to make some watch collectors wife happy.