Bulova 1962 La Petite

Submitted by Katie611 on January 25, 2014 - 2:58pm
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11mm x 10.5mm, tonneau
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I am trying to obtain some info regarding this watch and would love some help.  I believe it is a 1962 La Petite B.  The case is 10k white rolled gold and the dial has the letter B on it.  There are two diamonds on the case, and it has a Speidel band pat. 2689450.  It has a slight scratch on the lense and is not currently running.  I am uncertain about the movement model .  It is a gorgeous watch and I would love any information that can be provided about this particular model etc.  thank you!

Katie611 1992 Bulova La Petite 01 29 2014 zz
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted February 5, 2014 - 6:44am

Hi Katie - it is not uncommon to have a movement and case date off by a year. Imagine the case being made on January 3 but the movement was assembled on December 30. Four days becomes a year older. In these cases we always date to the newest of the two as the watch could not have been made before the case was made. When the difference is two or more years we suspect the movement was swapped later in life and perhaps not original to the case.

Posted February 5, 2014 - 9:56pm

Thank you so much, Geoff!  That makes perfect sense.  I really appreciate the advice about the loupe as well! That is very helpful information.  My poor old eyes need all the help they can get!