Bulova 1955 La Petite "B"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
M64484
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I purchased a jewelry box at an estate sale and this was inside. I have been doing some research on this watch and have not found much about it. I did come across one like it with some minor differences. The closet in similarity on this website is the Beverly but that makes the date off by two year.Based on the code table you have provided it is a 1955 watch. The front reads Bulova and underneath is the number 23. There are 2 jewels. Stretch link band. The back reads 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE. Below that reads BULOVA L5. At the bottom it reads M64484.  Two links of the band reads  PAT. PEND CUSTOM SIZE. One Link reads Duchess(in cursive) and  /20-10KG F. TOP. The side piece to set the watch is missing. Please tell any information about this watch. It would be greatly aprrieciated.

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 9:37am

erolli

L5 on the Caseback Dates the Case to 1955, M64484 is the Seriel number.

23 on the Dial indicates the number of Jewels in the Movement.

2 Diamonds, 23 Jewels in this era suggests a 'LA PETITE'.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 28, 2013 - 10:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

Would agree with the La Petite and suggest the "B" variant.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1958_6...

JP
Posted June 28, 2013 - 1:26pm

Panel Member

My vote for La Petite

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 2:32pm

admin,

I'm not clear on the variant, is the subject Case 2 tone?

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Posted June 28, 2013 - 3:22pm

1955 'LA PETITE' "B"

mybulova_admin
Posted June 29, 2013 - 6:55am

Club 5000Panel Member

Certainly looks two tone to me :-)

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 7:38am

....had to find My spectacles.

: )

Geoff Baker
Posted July 1, 2013 - 5:41am

Club 5000Panel Member

La Petite B works for me

erolli
Posted July 7, 2013 - 10:51am

Thank you everyone for the information.

JP
Posted July 7, 2013 - 4:24pm

Panel Member

La Petite here too.