Bulova 1947 Anita

Submitted by Watch Carefully on July 15, 2016 - 1:20pm
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
5AB
Movement Date Code
47
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
766852
Case shape
CornerCut
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Ladies' cocktail watch in 14k white gold with three tiny diamonds on either side of the dial and a larger diamond above and below.. Signed crown--no markings inside case. Believed to be 100% original.

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jabs
Posted July 15, 2016 - 1:38pm

look like Anita

Watch Carefully
Posted July 15, 2016 - 1:41pm

In reply to by jabs

I just found that one and was about to post it. You guys are GOOD!!!

Anita was the top-of-the-line ladies' model for that period, it seems. $195 was a boat load for a cocktail party trinket!
Brad

JP
Posted July 15, 2016 - 1:40pm

ditto

Reverend Rob
Posted July 15, 2016 - 3:11pm

Over $2000.00 in today's money and at the time, more expensive than a Rolex. 

Anita for me as well. 

Watch Carefully
Posted July 15, 2016 - 8:16pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Twenty-plus years later the initial price of this 1947 Anita was still more costly than a steel Omega Speedmaster. I did some research years ago on a rare 18k Speedy and I published this info:

"...In 1970 the suggested retail price of the 18k Speedmaster offered to the public was 3,917 Swiss francs (approx. $1,340 at the time, compared with $185 for the standard steel model). ."

mybulova_admin
Posted July 16, 2016 - 12:43am

Its all about the diamonds and gold.....oh and not looking like a cheapsake for that beautiful woman in your life :-)

Bulova 1947 Anita it is for me also.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2016 - 7:07am

HELLO Antia. Wow, she is quite the looker isn't she?

1947 Bulova Anita

Watch Carefully
Posted July 27, 2020 - 9:05am

My wife does not wear this anymore and has decided to sell it, to fund the servicing of the automatic she does wear.
This watch is for sale, though I'm not sure what price to ask. It was $195 new, so I'll start there and see if any acceptable offers come in.

Cheers,
Brad