Bulova 1960 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
6BM
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
V133084
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
round with possibly beveled edge
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

In case the pictures are not clear enough, the stamps on the movement are as follows;

1) Bulova Watch Company

2) Unadjusted Seventeen 17 Jewels

3) 6BM ( inside a rectangle)

4) BXW

5) Swiss M0

Case is 10K R.G.P. Bezel Stainless Steel Back

The watch is fully functional.

If anyone has an idea as to the make and any other information about this beautiful watch, it would be greatly appreciated.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 28, 2013 - 3:43pm

agreed,

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William Smith
Posted April 28, 2013 - 4:23pm

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I'm still good w/ Unknown for now.

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chris122581
Posted April 28, 2013 - 4:25pm

From what I've managed to research, it looks like the speidel band may be the original. It's a 60's era band at the least. I've searched other site and their ads and they have everything except the year 1960. What gives? Are there no ads from the year 1960?

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tmaca
Posted April 25, 2016 - 1:16am

chris122581 wrote:

From what I've managed to research, it looks like the speidel band may be the original. It's a 60's era band at the least. I've searched other site and their ads and they have everything except the year 1960. What gives? Are there no ads from the year 1960?

Bulova was really pushing the new Accutron in 1960, and I knows it was a really biug, and expensive, campaign.  Maybe they didn't put out as many ads as normal for all their other watches that particular year?  If that's the case, it could make 1960 ads harder to find than other years.

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chris122581
Posted April 28, 2013 - 4:28pm

I even found a list of watch movement identifications and they all have years associated with them except 6BM. It is identified as having 17 jewels, but no year listed.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 30, 2013 - 7:50am

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The 6BM is a derivative of the 6BMC, which traces back over several incarnations to an original Bulova design and manufacture. (6BM>6BMC>6BO>6BL>6BA) These can date back to 1940.