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Bulova 1950 Elissa

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This watch belonged to my wife's grandmother.  It was passed down to my wife.  It still works.  I set the time and wound it up and checked it and it keeps time still.  I have not taken it to a watch repair place to pull off the back to inspect the movement or to get the movement model.

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1950 Bulova watch
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1950 Bulova watch
Andersok's picture
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Posted April 12, 2018 - 7:17pm

I do believe you have the Elissa model, as seen here. You most likely have a 17-jewel movement, and I would say the band is original.

Posted April 12, 2018 - 7:29pm


Awesome!  Thank you very much.  I was scrolling like crazy doing searchs trying to find out what it was.  It still works!  I think that goes to show some quality in these watches back then that it would still be working nearly 70 years later!   I read on the link that it should be serviced?  Do you know what that might run?  Is a watch like this of high value?   Should it be cleaned/oiled and buffed to bring back it's shine and then stored away in a safe?


Thank you very much for taking the time to answer this!



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Posted April 13, 2018 - 4:08am

Agree Ellisa will be

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Posted April 13, 2018 - 6:11am

Agreed  1950 Elissa.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted April 13, 2018 - 9:33am

1950 Elissa