Bulova 1963 Leading Lady

Submitted by Benjamin Barrera on February 23, 2020 - 11:59am
D
Manufacture Year
1963
Movement Model
5AR
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
Y65234
Case shape
Other
Crystal Details
Square
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

1963 Leading Lady "D" based on an ad from 1962 - Movement is stamped M2 while the case is stamped M3 - 
Signed crown - Case is 10K white RGP - Bracelet is 1/20 10K white GF JB Champion, it appears to be original

Front view
Back and inside of case
Movement
Dial
Side view
Bulova Ad 1962
Benjamin Barrera
Posted February 23, 2020 - 12:27pm

I like the geometric Space Age design of this watch, it definitely indicates a date of the early 60s.   I got it on eBay for $12.99, free shipping.  There was another one on eBay at the same time so I don't think this is a particularly rare watch.  Still, it seems to be a first for the database here.

To identify it, I searched the ads for 1963 because of the M3 date stamp but found nothing.  However, when I noticed the movement was stamped M2, I decided to check the ads for 1962 and found a match to Leading Lady "D".  This is another example of movement and case date stamps being different but appropriate for an all-original watch.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 23, 2020 - 1:19pm

Good ad match, I agree

1963 Leading Lady "D"

Geoff Baker
Posted February 23, 2020 - 10:02pm

Nice watch, 1963 Bulova Leading Lady D

jabs
Posted February 24, 2020 - 5:02am

1963 Bulova Leading Lady "D" is good match

JimDon5822
Posted February 24, 2020 - 10:17am

1963 Bulova Leading Lady "D" is a good match.