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First Lady

Bulova 1957 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

L

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

5ad

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

u42692

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I would like to know a little more about this watch. According to the case it is a 1957(L7) 18k gold ladies watch. It has a 23 jewel movement according to the face. as well as the movement. I am not sure what model this watch may be. I have not been able to in my cursory research found many 18k gold, let alone 23 jewel movement watches, for ladies in that year. It runs beautifully, and I would love to know more about it and where it may have come from.

Thanks for any insight into this lovely piece.

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1957 Bulova First Lady L  watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

E

Manufacture Year: 

1969

Movement Model: 

unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

S90235

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Ladies
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1969 Bulova First lady E watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1956 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

G

Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Symbol: 

Arrow

Movement Model: 

-

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

S40171

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

The case of the watch says that it's 18k gold. I haven't been able to figure out the model, although the case that came with it (I'm not sure if it's original to the watch) says "Bulova, La Petite".

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1956 18k Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1969

Movement Model: 

5BC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

U90117

Case shape: 

Oval

Crystal Details: 

Faceted

Gender: 

Ladies
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1969 Bulova First Lady watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1972

Movement Model: 

5BD

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

T44317

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Teardrop

Gender: 

Ladies
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1972 Bulova First lady watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch

Bulova 1964 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1964

Movement Model: 

5AN

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

U26140

Case shape: 

Oval

Crystal Details: 

Diamond edge with 12 facets (Dodecagon)

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Balance cock marked BXW and marked M4 on the barrel bridge next to the ratchet wheel. Unadjusted, Bulova Watch Co.

 

Case marked:

<li>Bulova M4
<li>10K Rolled Gold Plate

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1964 Bulova First Lady
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1957 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

5AH

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

U28628

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

In reviewing the ads it looks like it's a First Lady from 1957.  It is 18 k gold - telescope style expansion bracelet.

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julie 1957 Bulova 02 04 2105
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1970 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

E

Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

5BC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

Z39159

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

My mother purchased this watch for me as a birthday gift maybe 6 years ago from a consignment/antique store. The wrist strap is soo tiny it looks like it's made for a child but it fits my small wrist just perfect. It's a winding watch which is fabulous because I have some weird condition that makes battery operated watched go dead within days of wearing them.... 

I need to get the faceplate replaced as it fell out & was lost when I moved- the watch has been in storage since then but I am getting married in July & would like to wear it. Any information would be soo helpful- especially the model, year (i'm guessing 1970 but not sure), and any repair store recommendations.... 

Back Plate Info:

(at the top)

10KT rolled gold plate

Bulova N0 (pretty sure it's N0 but I could be wrong)

(at the bottom- I assume case serial #)

Z39159

(inside back plate)

looks like 2500 in black ink with a 9 0 or 5 0 underneath, also 2900 is carved in small hand  writting above the black ink #'s

 

Movement Info: 

winding- near knob "Un Adjusted"

Bulova Watch Co

5BC

N0

Swiss

17 Seventeen Jewels

 

 

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Eureka707 1970 Bulova First Lady 11 24 2014
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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1967 First Lady

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

G

Manufacture Year: 

1967

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

5BA

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2582

Case shape: 

Oval

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

1/2" x 3/8" 12 sided

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

case is 10kt rolled gold

band was replaced. 

two diamonds set in silver on the bottom of case. And one diamond set in silver on the top of case

face has dark gold pinstripping on lighter gold background

 

 

 

 

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