Bulova 1963 Miss America

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
6CB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
W879095
Case shape: 
Oval
Additional Information: 

Lovely little watch that was given to me when I was 8.  After which I promptly over-wound it, but decided, as an 8 year old that "I should keep this; when I'm big, I'll get it fixed and wear it."  And after losing it in my garage for 15 years or so, I did just that :)  What a smart young girl I was... 

 

Just got it home from the jeweler April 18th, so shiny...   :)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 6:24pm

Blue,

Thank You for the clarification of Your Gender, in reading through the first paragraph I was beginning to get a little nervous....

: )

Do We have an ad to show the Watch as the 'VIVIAN'?

OldTicker
Posted April 21, 2012 - 6:57pm

Vivian 1950

Case looks the same, but 13 years newer and different dial...can we get a picture of the case back and movement with the date codes??

 

blueyedpainter
Posted April 22, 2012 - 9:19pm

AH HA!  That actually made me laugh aloud at my computer; glad I could clarify :)

I've added three pictures showing the back of the casing, the movement type and jewel count.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:33pm

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Case is 1963 and movement is 1962. All good so far, now to find an advert matching to see if they still called it the 'Vivian'

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DarHin
Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:59pm

Blue,

Is anything stamped on the insige of the case back? Not the markings of watchmakers that are etched by hand but factory stampings similar to the outside.

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bobbee
Posted April 23, 2012 - 4:27am

Miss America,but with different strap than on adverts page 11, top row, 3rd. page from right. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 23, 2012 - 5:54am

Perfect!

1962 ad 7

2nd the 'MISS AMERICA'

blueyedpainter
Posted April 23, 2012 - 7:51pm

Well, I'll be... That sure looks like the Miss America to me as well!  And I looked at all the ads in the 60's, must have missed the one that counts :)  Will make the adjustment now...

DarHin: There aren't any other markings/stamps in the inside of the case besides the jeweler's marks.

Admin: How can you tell the movement is from 1962?

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bobbee
Posted April 24, 2012 - 6:18am

Stamped "M2" below the word "Swiss" in your last photo of the movement.

blueyedpainter
Posted April 25, 2012 - 9:22pm

Oh wow, I guess I never noticed that!  I love this website, learn something new every time I come on and I can unite with fellow watch enthusiasts! :)