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Bulova 1959 La Petite

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1960 -14K white gold "La Petite" with 1959 (L9) movement. Featured in 1st 1960 ad, shown with 12 diamond watch and cord band $195. This one has a 14K band with 16 diamonds in it, no other markings that I see. Total of 28 diamonds! I consider myself real lucky to have had a chance to pick this up. With the add on band, it had to sell in 1960 for around $300+ and there could not have been that many sold at that time. This was sold as scrap at a friendly shop I know and he called me with this and two others. Thank God he doesn't like to melt beauty!

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:03pm

That is a Beauty Terry!

Nice to know that this watch will not be melted for scrap...too many are lately and because they are, the value will be more that just scrap in the years to come.

Terry K.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:10pm

Thanks OldTicker!

I really like picking up the ladies! I have 20-30 now, and three 14K ones, all with diamonds, but this is by far the nicest. I will put the others on once I find their names.


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Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:21pm

Put them up as unknows, Jerin has all of the ads memorized will have an ID in mere minutes lmao !! But really put them up as unk, we can all help ID them.

Terry K.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:44pm

Hi shooter144,

I may put some on, but I like looking for them too.


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Posted September 11, 2011 - 5:56am

Gorgeous watch. I joined very recently and spent hours on this website the last few days. It is very helpful and I gained a lot of information already.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 6:26am

Glad to hear we have another satisfied customer :-)