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Bulova 1955 Anita

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Good afternoon, I would appreciate assistance in identifying a ladies Bulova watch which I've inherited. I believe it to be a 1955 model, judging by the "L5" marking at top of the back case. I searched through the ladies models already listed on your site, and the closest I could find was a '55 Academy Award, although there are certainly stylistic differences - that's where your expert bulova sleuthing skills come into play, and I'd very much enjoy reading any input I can get!  Not certain if it's a real gold watch or not - cannot find any markings indicating such. Thanks in advance!

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Posted December 2, 2014 - 5:46pm

1955 is to late to be an Academy Award model. Looks like a Stainless Steel back in your pics so the real story will be told from what is marked inside the case back. I'll bet it's rolled gold plate bezel, Perhaps a Dolly Madison variant but I'll have to dig deeper to say anything for sure.

Posted December 2, 2014 - 6:30pm

Thanks bourg!!  

What are your thoughts (or anyone else's) on the watch possibly being a '55 Anita? Just saw an ad for it on this site - looks fairly similar.  

Excellent resources on here!!!

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Posted December 2, 2014 - 10:33pm

Hi Rjj1208. You have a very nice example of the 1955 ladies "Anita" model Bulova. It has a 17 jewel movement and sold for $45 in 1955. Someone else will have to post a picture of the ad. I haven't this picture thing yet.

Edited: I have been using IE and I tried using Firefox and pictures worked perfectly. I wonder why that is?


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Posted December 2, 2014 - 9:19pm

It does appear to match the Anita model (1955 ad); it is likely marked 10KT RGP on the inside caseback. Very nice to have this heirloom passed down to you; it looks to be in fine condition. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted December 3, 2014 - 2:17am

yes Anita is also my choice

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Posted December 3, 2014 - 3:11am


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Posted December 3, 2014 - 4:27am

Wonderful advert find. 1955 Bulova Anita it is for me.