Bulova 1955 Marquise

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10.5mm Diameter
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My grandmother was given this watch before 1950.  At least that's what my father thinks.  I don't know the exact date.  When the jeweler opened it, he said he didn't see a symbol on the movement - nothing other than 17 jewels. He did admit that he was not a watch person and I'm afraid he didn't know what to look for. On the back of the case the references were an R or D 44529; H 3900; L 316.5.  Unfortunately, I didn't know it needed to be oiled before I wound it to see if it works.  It does work, but I will not wind it again.  It is 14k, including band, and has 42 diamonds.  Besides what the watch is worth in gold weight and diamonds, I have no clue.  Thank you for letting me join your forum.  My email address is susanfeaman@yahoo.com.  I have paid my donation to have the watch listed for sale.  I look forward to hearing from you all.

I purchased this watch from Susan to save it from the low lifes that would scrap it for the gold and diamonds. It is truly gorgeous and Lorraine's going to love it. I have updated the information that was prviously unkown, movement model, date of manufacture and updated the pictures. Enjoy.

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 12:24pm

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Awesome find Mark. Even though the dates are off the Marquis is a dead match to the watch. I'm really pleased you found it for us, Many Thanks.

Posted May 20, 2013 - 10:18am

Thank you, Shawn, for that lovely post.  I was very concerned you were not happy.  I am now relieved and grateful.

That ad above has the watch in it.  Did you see?

Thanks again for everything!


Posted May 20, 2013 - 12:31pm

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Hi Susan,

Yes, I just saw it. Sure is nice to have a name for it now. Been quite a journey, hasn't it?

Best Regards, Shawn