Bulova 1965 Leading Lady

Submitted by Benjamin Barrera on February 17, 2020 - 1:05am
E
Manufacture Year
1965
Movement Model
5AR
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
W87309
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Perhaps a 1965 Leading Lady "E"

10K Yellow RGP Case

Inside of case stamped 2320 and 55

Case back and movement stamped M5

Apparently non-original Speidel band

Front View
Back Views
Movement
Dial
1965 Annual Report
neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 17, 2020 - 7:21am

Nice ad find. I tend to agree,

1965 Leading Lady. The way the ad is written would seem to indicate that "E" is yellow; but watch was also available in white,. According to the 1965 Line Book, white is variant "F".  It appears this may be a first for the Db. Congrats!

Yellow gold - 1965 Leading Lady "E"

65 line book LL1

65 line book ll2

 

Andersok
Posted February 17, 2020 - 8:02am

Good match to the Leading Lady 'E'

jabs
Posted February 17, 2020 - 10:47am

1955 Bulova Leading Lady "E"

Benjamin Barrera
Posted February 17, 2020 - 2:15pm

Wow, thanks for the information!  I got it in a lot of three ladies' Bulova watches, all of them for $15.  Two have broken balance wheels and this one ran but it turned out to have a broken screw on the rachet wheel.  Also, the set lever screw is currently rusted in place!  It does run, I shouldn't have too much trouble restoring the movement since there are plenty of 5AR movements on eBay for cheap.  Amazing how expensive these watches were when new but now they are available for the price of a large pizza.

JimDon5822
Posted February 17, 2020 - 2:29pm

Leading Lady "E" is a match!