Bulova 1979 La Petite

Submitted by josé serra on October 28, 2012 - 11:10am
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Crystal Details
Mineral. 10,3 mm x 10,6 mm.
Additional Information

CAIXA: RGP 10K. Bulova. N9. Dimensões: 13,8 mm sem coroa; 16,5 mm com asas. Tem 2 diamantes.

MOVIMENTO: Bulova Watch Cº. Swiss. 1140.12 N8. 17 jewels.

BRACELETE: Metálica dourada extensível "Speidel" USA.

ESTOJO: Bulova "Excellency Collection".

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 7:40pm

'Excellence Collection' Jose, not Excellency.

Posted October 29, 2012 - 3:47pm

This model is very similar to one called the "La Petite cd" back in 1960 but that had a 23j movement. Case looked more refined back then too so don't know if the maker changed

Posted October 30, 2012 - 11:57pm

Generic La Petite.

William Smith
Posted October 31, 2012 - 1:31am

GVP is right.  I just checked 19 ads on site w/ La Petite.  Several had more than one variant in the ad.  Every ad states 23 jewel movement. One ad was specifically for La Petite, and really played up one of the distinguishing features of the series is having 23 jewels. 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 31, 2012 - 5:38am

Was there an ad to support this watch? I'm struggling with a 1979 watch ID to match a 1960 era ad.

Unknown to me.

William Smith
Posted October 31, 2012 - 12:57pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I didn't see a 1960's era ad matching this watch.  All ads I saw stated 23 jewels.
I'm going with unknown too.

Posted November 4, 2012 - 3:03am

hmmm... now that I look at this a little more I'm seing some inconsistancies. The case is very much like a 1960's La Patite, The 'BULOVA' on the dial looks all wrong and the movement is a very generic ladies Bulova movement.

Changing to Unknown.

Posted November 12, 2012 - 5:41am

Anyone else with a thought.

Posted November 12, 2012 - 5:45am

Unknown, the watch matches watches from the sixties, but with a 1979 date, this could be anything, and probably just has a number for an ID.

William Smith
Posted November 15, 2012 - 5:47pm

Unknown from me. 
As mentioned, the movement date/markings/jewel count are inconsistent w/ some "close" ads from pervious years.