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Bulova 1956 La Petite "H"

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Variant: 

H

Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

661887

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Flat, 7/8" x 7/8"

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Thank you for such an informative, interactive site!  It has been so much fun investigating the "mysteries" behind my Bulova watches.  My grandma certainly loved her Bulova watches, we've found 4 around her home so far since she passed away.    She was a very classy lady.  Pictured is the prettiest of her Bulova watches, La Petite, I believe. ?  It's a vintage ladies Bulova 23 watch with 14K white gold case & 1/20-12K white gold filled band w/ safety chain (marked K&PA?).  Eight diamonds total - three at the top and bottom of case & a diamond link connecting to the band on either side.  Serial #661887, movement #5AD, L6 - c1956.  I also found a blue plastic  Bulova watch case inside a matching blue Bulova box, each with different model names on them - "Miss America" and "La Petite".    

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 7, 2016 - 5:26am

your watch is La Petite "H"

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 7, 2016 - 5:37am

Hello ginalaffs, welcome to myBulova. I'm a big fan of heirloom watches, I think you're fortunate to have this keepsake from your grandmother. I was just about to post an advert showing your watch as a La Petite "H" variant but it seems Jaroslav has beat me to it. If you plan to wear it regularly we recommend a full service every couple years. I see several watchmakers marks inside the case back so it appears grandma was doing the same. Thanks for sharing it.

1956 Bulova La Petite H

 

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 7, 2016 - 6:47am

Very nice 1956 Bulova La Petite H

ginalaffs
Posted September 7, 2016 - 2:03pm

Thank you so much. It runs perfectly after being stored in a drawer for decades! I'm a new fan of Bulova vintage watches.

JP
Posted September 7, 2016 - 5:48pm

 

ditto