Bulova 1951 Miss America

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on March 8, 2023 - 11:24pm
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1951 Miss America “C” with L0 6BL movement. It has the snake chain band. The band has an L1 date code as well. Kathy identified it for me. She can post the advertisement that shows the Miss America with the snake chain band.

I measured the crystal and it’s 11.5x11.5 but the case opening measured 11.7x11.7. I’m trying to get the G-S or Rocket crystal number.

1951 Bulova Miss America “C” dial
1951 Bulova Miss America “C” case back SN 0127772
1951 Bulova Miss America “C” 6BL L0 movement
1951 Bulova Miss America “C” snake chain band
1951 Bulova Miss America “C” with original band
1951 Bulova Miss America “C” advertisement
Kathy L.
Posted March 9, 2023 - 1:27am

Yes it did come with a snake chain as well and nice that yours is a Bulova band.  Nice find!


1951 Bulova Miss America "C"

Posted March 9, 2023 - 3:05am

I think that's a first for me t see a date stamp on a band, especially one that is a date match for the case.

1951 Bulova Miss America "C"

Posted March 9, 2023 - 9:28am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

A first for me as well, nice find.

1951 Bulova Miss America "C" on ad confirmed band.

Posted March 9, 2023 - 9:53am

This is the closest crystal for a Bulova listed in the G-S catalog. I can't confirm for sure that it will fit your watch. 



Posted March 9, 2023 - 10:00am

In reply to by 1955mercury

This crystal isn’t curved on the edge. It sits flat all the way around. That would be the profile if it were cut in the center. It’s very much like the typical round domed crystal except it’s cushion shaped. It’s also glass, not acrylic, if that makes a difference.

Posted March 9, 2023 - 2:38pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

That one is flat across the bottom and flat across the top. This is like a regular domed crystal just cushion shaped. I think the CMC 160 could be correct if all sides rest flat when you set it on a flat surface. My watch guy said he’ll find it for sure when I send it to him to be serviced. Thanks for helping.