Bulova 1966 La Petite "K"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Variant: 
K
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
5AR
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
R98068
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Says 10k Rolled Gold Plate, Bulova M6 on the back. 2584 is stamped inside back cover. Also engraved inside back cover is #7-7183?RW.

There is one shown on the website that looks like this one; It is listed as a 1964 LaPetite.

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Andersok
Posted January 7, 2015 - 6:05pm

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That is a real stylish diamond watch; can you tell us how many diamonds there are total, looks like four. There is a possible 1966 ad match that calls for four diamonds, model name is La Petite with a 'K' variant ('61 and '64 pricelists have this variant at $115, but the ad states $75, so perhaps an error in price or letter).

TanaB
Posted January 7, 2015 - 9:12pm

There are 4 diamonds (chips, I am guessing)

 

TanaB
Posted January 8, 2015 - 2:25am

I viewed the 1966 ad match you referenced. It is the same watch except for the band. Perhaps the price difference is because of the bands. Mine has a Speigel flex band on it vs. the black corded band in the ad.

Andersok
Posted January 8, 2015 - 7:26am

Panel Member

Often the cord band, or most any band, wears out over time with regular use. The band that you currently have is a common band, and not one that would have upped the price originally by $40; I'm guessing the original band on your watch was replaced at some point. There were numerous varieties of the La Petite, and many we have yet to identify; perhaps some identical ones came with different bands at different prices, that is certainly possible

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2015 - 6:57pm

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Those nice lugs should be easy to spot in an ad....if we have one.

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William Smith
Posted January 7, 2015 - 9:49pm

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I'm good w/ La Petite variant "K" but would go two ticks tentative due to slight confusion/diff in price btwn ad and price lists.  I would think the price lists are looked over pretty thoroughly since they are a contract mod sent to all USA Bulova dealers.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 8, 2015 - 7:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Tana, welcome to myBulova, it's a lovely watch you've brought us. The watch in the ad certainly looks like a match to yours as does the one we have in the dB already ( http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1964-la-petite-3630 ). The Speidel band is most likely a replacement but even if not probably would not have that large an impact on the original price - $75 to $115.

I agree that it's a La Petite and would add the "K" variant.

JP
Posted January 8, 2015 - 5:27pm

Panel Member

La Petite "K"

TanaB
Posted January 9, 2015 - 10:33am

Thank you all so very much for the information! I agree, the band shouldn't make a $40 difference... I wasn't thinking it thru.

It is exciting to put a model name to it!

I would like to send it off and see if it can be fixed; I'd love to wear it. I tried to find "Timemachines" information but couldn't find anything. Any suggestions? Or suggestions of other reputable-trustworthy repairmen?

dvuksicharris
Posted January 14, 2015 - 7:30am

Tana

most higher end jewelry will do it for as they really send them off to be repaired. That is what I am currently doing with a bulova of mine. It will have to be over hauled to get it working again. Just research some places. Most send them off now anymore. I hope that helps.