Bulova 1957 American Girl

Submitted by 40sGirl on March 7, 2011 - 3:07am
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Crystal Measures 1/2" x 1/2" with a slight horizontal & diagonal pinch.
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 I inherited this watch from my mother. She received this watch in 1960 for her high school graduation. It is marked "Bulova 1/10, 10k G.F." in several places. The face is white and the bracelet has a basketweave appearance. I am trying to restore the watch, and I have almost completed the task. After having some internal work done, I had the face cleaned and repainted and the bracelet portion polished back to its original brilliance. The only thing that is missing is the safety chain for the bracelet. 

If anyone could give me any information about the watch and where I might be able to get the appropriate safety chain for it, I would appreciate it!

My mom's 1957 Bulova bracelet watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Posted June 22, 2011 - 2:10am

Let me check my parts kits.  I may have a safety chain for this type of bracelet.


Posted June 22, 2011 - 4:06am

I have a number of safety chains for the American Girl model of watch.  These look correct for the watch you have shown.  PM me your mailing address and I will send one out to you.

No Charge.  These came with some other parts I found a use for.

Vintage Gal
Posted February 20, 2020 - 4:38pm

In reply to by Daca102090

Hello Ddaca102090:

So sorry for the long delay. None of these messages went through to me & it's been so long that I had to re-register with the site. I would absolutely love to get an original style safety chain for this American Girl gold tone watch. I will try to send you a direct message with my details now. Again, I had to change my user name, so I am now: Vintage Gal .


Thanks again!

Posted June 22, 2011 - 9:32pm

Daca, many thanks!!!

I'll have a look through the ads to see if this model can be identified.

Posted June 23, 2011 - 1:39pm

I have a Bulova American Girl from 1959 with a similar textured dial, and  I have several Bulova American Girl watches from different years, but have never seen one with a band like this one.  Very unique.

Posted June 25, 2011 - 11:51pm

I haven't heard back from 40sGirl yet, but the offer for the safety chain still stands.Model ID Status:

Posted June 26, 2011 - 4:21am

Very similar to a Bulova Rhapsody.

1959 Bulova Rhapsody

alien Ant
Posted June 16, 2013 - 7:23am

1957 ad for the american girl N.

Posted May 19, 2014 - 12:00am


Posted February 17, 2020 - 11:28pm

1957 American Girl "R" or "N" based on this 1957 Line book ad.  Seems like they made a type and the "R" should be yellow gold.

1957 American Girl R

1957 American Girl "R"