Bulova 1963 Leading Lady

Submitted by Sguy on February 24, 2019 - 3:53pm
V
Manufacture Year
1963
Movement Model
5AR
Movement Jewels
21
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
Y87638
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Round
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This is my girlfriend's watch. I found it at the same thrift shop I found my own first Bulova at. It was slightly more expensive than mine (mine cost $3) at $10, but quite a bargain at that price in my opinion. It winds and works. Back panel says Bulova, date code is M3, 10kt rolled gold plate.

1963 Bulova leading Lady V watch
Bulova watch case
Bulova watch and band
Face close up
1963 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted February 24, 2019 - 4:39pm

Welcome to myBulova!  This watch is very similar to the Lido and some of the Dewdrops but I have not found an exact match yet.  I will keep looking.

Andersok
Posted February 24, 2019 - 4:52pm

Are you able to open the watch to confirm the movement and jewel count? It may house a 21-jewel movement, perhaps 5AR model. You may also see a case number stamped inside the back, possibly 2441.

Ads are showing this as the Leading Lady 'V'. The 'V' variant is for either the white or the yellow gold, but I am unable to narrow down which one.

1965 ad:

Leading Lady 'V', pending jewel count verification

Sguy
Posted February 24, 2019 - 10:41pm

In reply to by Andersok

I was able to open it up, it does say 21 jewels. It also says 5AR and U.S.A. as well as a date code that says M2 which leads me to believe it is original movement? I have a picture I could email

Kathy L.
Posted February 24, 2019 - 5:22pm

Nice ad match Ken!

1963 Leading Lady "V"

jabs
Posted February 25, 2019 - 4:17am

1963 Leading Lady "V"

Geoff Baker
Posted February 26, 2019 - 6:31am

1963 Leading Lady V

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 26, 2019 - 9:21am

1963 Leading Lady "V" she is.