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Bulova 1948 Mary Lee

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

6BK

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H640890

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I hadn't planned on posting this watch because I couldn't find an ad for it and there are so many that are similar.   However I found an ad and there isn't one in the DB so I thought I should give her a name.

It has a 14k rolled gold plate bezel with stainless back.  It has a 1948 case serial # and 47 on the 6BK working movement.  I haven't tried to run it but it starts going when I open it up.  

The lugs are the key to this model matching the ad.  I had a hard time photographing it with the light in the house today but hopefully you can see the detail well enough.

May I present "Mary Lee" (if you agree).  The ad is from 10 Aug 1945, The Morning Post, New Jersey.  There is also an ad for a Rosanne that matches as well but has a cord band.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 26, 2019 - 5:34pm

Cool watch on what appears to be the original band. Looks to be a match to the ad - well done.

1948 Mary Lee

Congrats on another 1st!

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted February 26, 2019 - 5:56pm

Thank you Bob.  I also posted an ad for a Rosanne that looks like a match as well with a cord band so thinking Mary Lee is the best fit with the expansion bracelet.  To be honest I can't remember if the band came on it or not.  It was a gift with another watch I purchased. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 27, 2019 - 7:10am

Nice to have another first for the dB, I'm a big fan of rose gold

1948 Bulova Mary Lee

jabs
Panel Member
Posted February 27, 2019 - 7:43am

1948 Bulova Mary Lee