This is one beautiful watch. It does have me a little perplexed. One of those 'I need this watch to talk' so I can be sure of what really happened here. The case is date coded A9(1949) and I do believe its a '49 Minute Man 'B' in rose gold. Inside case back is marked 14k Rolled Gold Plate. I believe that of the dial as well. The movement however is date coded L3 (1953) and is 21 jewel. I am not certain of this but I believe the minute man of those years was available only in 17j. So I'm not sure what is going on here. I don't know if Bulova in 1953 had some old cases to use up, or if somewhere along the line the movement was switched out. Maybe this one was made special for Frank Sinatra and was a special gift to Marilyn Monroe. Who knows. I do know it's a great looking watch and by today's standards is almost exclusively a woman's watch. I have a hard time wearing this one. The 14mm lug width makes it just to narrow on my 8-3/8" wrist. I have had a hard time finding a 14mm strap or bracelet that comes Xtra Long. With a standard woman's bracelet I think it would be a welcome addition to any ladies jewelry box.
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Domed, very clean.