Bulova 1960 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
0
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
5AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2/52205
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Approx .65 x .3 inches
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I found this ladies watch on ebay and haven't seen anything like it after searching around. The case is marked M3 but the movement is M0

Case is 40 micron gold plated.

I don't know if the band is original, but it is marked speidel usa and is gold filled.

 

 

Not For Sale
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted July 24, 2017 - 5:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello NumbatNinja, welcome to myBulova. I don't see any matches in our advert dB to your watch, it certainly is in nice condition for it's age and I suspect that the bracelet is original to the watch. It's not uncommon to find a year or two separation between the date code of the movement and the case but we generally date the piece to the newest component. Recognizing the case marking as "Bulova International' I'm curious to know where you live or perhaps more importantly where you found the watch.

1963 Unknown

NumbatNinja
Posted July 24, 2017 - 8:13am

Hello Geoff, 

Although I live in Wisconsin, I purchased the watch on ebay and the seller was in New York.
I don't know where that person found it. 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 24, 2017 - 6:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

That is certainly an unique and interesting timepiece. We certainly haven't seen one like this before, especially the backcase markings.

MO (1960) movement in a M3 (1963) case is ok in mind as well, considering it may have been shipped to an international market.

NumbatNinja
Posted July 27, 2017 - 9:37am

Is the 5AN movement uncommon? Since it is missing a stem and crown I've been searching for a replacement and seems hard to find.

 

JP
Posted August 1, 2017 - 6:50am

Panel Member

I have seen this watch before some where. Very nice but unknown