Correct Bulova Box

Submitted by Hamtramck Stan on November 26, 2014 - 5:01pm

I am quite new to collecting vintage Bulovas.  I just recently purchased a 1951 Bulova Windsor and I am in search of the correct display box that it would have come with when new.  I have gone through much information on this site, including the advertisements to attempt at identifying which box would be correct.  Would this be the one?

Posted November 26, 2014 - 7:40pm


Good question and without a confirming advert it's hard to say what boxed went with what watches. Someone else here may have a similar watch, box combination that may give us a clue, but we can at least say that the box is period to the era.

Posted November 27, 2014 - 3:06am

That is a early 1950's box, the velvet covered step sided boxes were mostly dropped in the 1950's for the solid plastic ones, some of which looked like a motor car 'grille'. Others had a curved top with the 'dancinglady' in 3D on the front. 

Your box can be seen featured here in 1951/52.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 27, 2014 - 9:47am

Jaroslav - we have a pretty good tribute forum to boxes as well.

Stan  - without an advert showing your watch in a clam shell display case it's hard to be sure but I think you're on the right track........

PS - where DO you buy your paczki?


Hamtramck Stan
Posted November 27, 2014 - 11:27am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

The site is GREAT! It appears that my suspicions were confirmed that the box I pictured should be correct for a '51. I know that the Windsor should have come with an expansion band, so I will have to settle with a period type as the original will be impossible to find. Thanks much for the site URL... It is really appreciated!!

By the way, it has been tough to find a bakery that replicates my mother's paczki (which I took for granted).

Hamtramck Stan
Posted November 27, 2014 - 11:15am

The watch box site is really great! It appears the one I pictured is from '51. It is greatly appreciated! As for the paczki, it' s tough to find a bakery that replicates my mom's which I took for granted.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 28, 2014 - 8:33am

In reply to by Hamtramck Stan

'Don't it always seem to don't know what you got 'til its gone"

For my taste buds it the New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck.