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Bulova 1954 Mermaid "A"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1954

Movement Model: 

6BMC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

11450

Case shape: 

Other

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

1954 Bulova Mermaid 'A'

Case looks to be a base metal with plating, as it shows some wear thru; caseback is stainless steel with no datecode; inside is stamped RP Germany and Bulova Watch Co Inc. White dial with radium hands, center sweep second hand in blue. 17-Jewel manual-wind 6BMC Swiss movement dated L4.

Pricelists show several variants A thru F; only A and C at the $49.50 price; the A in this 1955 Ad looks to show number 6773, which according to the 1955 pricelist is the 'A' variant. Another 1955 ad matches the case, but not the dial (3,6,9,12 vs even numbers on subj watch); and the C is a completely different style.

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William Smith
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 10:32pm

Great watch and good ID.  Mermaid for sure, as that case is so distinct.  And the ad showing the 6773 (and the rest of your process of elimination) strongly suggest it's the "A".  
Good work!

bourg01
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 11:14pm

Don deal. Great work Will.

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William Smith
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 11:22pm

Ken did all the work on the ID...I just agreed with him LOL

Geoff Baker
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Posted December 30, 2014 - 6:18am

Yeah, It doesn't get any easier than this, does it? Great job Ken, she looks beautiful ( nice job on the ID too). 

Mermaid A, first of her name.