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Bulova 1951 Miss America

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BK

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1455425

Case shape: 

Other

Crystal Details: 

11.4 x 11.5 cushion

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Here's a nice little ladies Bulova, a family heirloom for a customer. The movt is stamped L0 and the case begins with one, so I'd say an original pairing and a production date of 1951. 

Running really well and we're fitting an NOS bracelet to her to complete the resto. Just waiting on a crystal.  The 6BK is an Aurore-Villeret 120 ebauche with a modified balance by Bulova. Very common ebauche and normally interchangeable with the FHF 120, but information in the usual registers is contradictory, as Doc notes. Bulova signed crown.

With kind permission of the original owner.

Miss America?

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JP
Posted March 29, 2014 - 11:30am

Nice looking watch Rev.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted March 29, 2014 - 2:23pm

Hey Rob,

Got the dimensions of the crystal, I may have one for you. I may have the display box if it's a Miss America.

Regards Shawn

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2014 - 5:55am

Hard to get a picture of her, she's alway in a crowd (in the ads), but after all she's........

...."there she is".

Nice one Rev.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 5, 2014 - 7:14am

.....and now you know what the original band looks like too.

Miss America it is.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted April 10, 2014 - 12:23pm

Miss America for sure. Hope you can post a pic of her in the display case I sent you.