Bulova Ladies Selfwinding - About 20-24mm - 6COAC

Submitted by EverydayCats on September 19, 2011 - 8:38pm

 Here is a ladies watch that I haven't seen before. Inside case is marked L9 and movement is a 6COAC:

Here is one exactly like it except the linked watch has a glass back and mine does not (Not an active auction):



Posted September 20, 2011 - 3:29am

 All vintage ladies' automatics are worthy collectables. Nice!

Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:36am

 Thanks, it runs, but is running fast so I suspect like so many other Bulova's I've see it has a Hairspring problem. Probably need demagnitizing or cleaned. I was surprised when I took the back off to find a occilating rotor.

I took a look through the ad pages and did not see a match so I will assume the L9 designation indicates Ca. 1959.


Posted September 21, 2011 - 5:45am

 You could give de-magnetizing a try; this 30-second process is so easy with a demagnetizer that a watchmaker or jeweler shouldn't charge you. But it should be treated to a proper service if you choose to run it anyway.

These watches are rather uncommon, and I believe undervalued - hang onto it (or sell it to me!)


Posted September 21, 2011 - 7:46am

Nurses watch of some sort.

Posted September 21, 2011 - 6:38pm

 Very well could be a nurses's watch.

But the red seconds hands served a "Yes, your watch is running. . ." function to the skeptical public during these early years of self-winding watches. I suspect that Bulova is aware of the growing market for ladies' watches that are more fully functional. 

Posted September 21, 2011 - 6:49pm

 The red second hand is certainly eye-catching. I'm in the process of cleaning and servicing; maybe it will look a bit less worn when I finish, but it still runs nicely.

Whitney Buck
Posted September 21, 2011 - 9:11pm

 I am new to this site, so please be patient with me. I have a watch that I am wanting to post, but for some reason, I cannot get the photo to upload. Can someone tell me the secret code or something, please?

Posted September 21, 2011 - 10:32pm

In reply to by Whitney Buck


Under the home tab, click on add a watch, fill in the info on the watch as best as you can, (if you don't know the model, select unknown) add your pictures, just make sure they are around the required size, if the are a little over they will be automatically resized, and submit it.


Posted September 21, 2011 - 9:31pm

 I'm just guessing - but I'll bet that the file size is too big. Cut down on the number of pixels - perhaps by photographing the watch more at a distance and cropping it back up again (???).


If this isn't it, contact the site Admin.

Posted September 21, 2011 - 9:32pm

 I don't know how others post pictures, but I first upload them to www.photobucket.com and then come here, click on the little 'picture' icon at the top of this edit window, paste in the link, and that's it.

Maybe there is a way to directly upload here, but that's not how I post pictures.

I hope this helps.