Bulova 1951 Carla

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I bought this at Auction in a lot with many other watches.  In my research, I couldnt find any similar for sale or even sold for that matter.  When I did look by the date, the Berkshire came up.  The only thing I was able to find was an old photo of an ad with this identical watch shown and named CARLA (see photos).  The watch is 10K RGP and the watch band is 1/20 12k GF.  There is damage to the band as you can see in the photos but I thought I should add it here in case anyone else is searching for it...

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tcbean28 1951 Bulova Carla 11 06 2014
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Posted November 3, 2014 - 11:29am

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Agree with CARLA ID

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Posted November 3, 2014 - 12:46pm

What do you think the value of this watch would be?  Is it rare?


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Posted November 3, 2014 - 1:23pm


This watch/bracelet combo  has been talked about extensively on this site in a couple of threads.

Now we have an actual example with it's original bracelet!

Fantastic find tc, I can imagine several collectors drooling over this one, myself included!

Carla, really, really cool.

Posted November 3, 2014 - 3:17pm


Posted November 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

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The Carla. I had one of these with original bracelet about 3 or 4 years ago before we knew the bracelet belonged. Scrapped the bracelet and got a nice leather band. Oops...

Also we don't give estimated prices on this site.

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Posted November 3, 2014 - 8:27pm

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Very nice find, thanks for sharing it with us. I agree with Carla id.

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Posted November 3, 2014 - 8:46pm

Thanks for all the feedback, glad I was able to find something interesting! 


Geoff Baker
Posted November 4, 2014 - 6:50am

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Hi tcbean28, welcome to myBulova. Cool find on this one. Always wondered what that bracelet would look like. I see it also has an expansion feature (the links 'stretch') that surprises me.

Carla is my vote for ID.

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Posted November 4, 2014 - 7:35am

Ad does say "expansion bracelet" Geoff...  :-)

el tel
Posted November 5, 2014 - 7:50am

Always thought that this was called a Lady Berkshire , I have a pristine one in my collection so will now have to amend my records.