Bulova 1953 Lenore

Submitted by Lapastore on May 7, 2022 - 12:37am
Manufacture Year
1953
Movement Date Code
L3
Case Serial No.
911780
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

White Gold (photos do not give a good reflection of color) Was owned by my mother received as a graduation gift, confirming date

Full front of watch
Full watch with band
Full Back SN 911780
neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 7, 2022 - 8:46am

Very cool heirloom watch! After finding nothing for 1953, I ended up doing a "fast forward" in the linebooks and got lucky. This entry in 1956Linebook129 appears to be your watch. Everything is a match except dial, which may be a year difference thing 1953 vs. 1956 or perhaps Yellow gold (pictured) vs. White gold.

1953 Debutante "B" gets my vote.

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Lapastore
Posted May 7, 2022 - 9:41am

My grandmother only wore the elastic band - so if this was hers , not my mothers, than indeed it is a very possible, because she would have changed the band.

Andersok
Posted May 8, 2022 - 5:45pm

Is this one possibly the Lenore, seen here, with a matching dial, and without jewel count confirmation to be 21 that the Debutante uses.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 8, 2022 - 7:54pm

In reply to by Andersok

Well done, Ken! Lenore is a dial match indeed. Gap between ad dates and watch date makes this a tough one. Jewel count of movement could be a deciding factor. You have moved me to Unknown pending verification of movement jewel count, but I'm leaning towards Lenore.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 8, 2022 - 9:03pm

Nice work gents. I'm certainly leaning towards a Bulova Lenore also as it is a nice match to the one shown in this advert.

Confirmation that the movement is in deed 17 jewels would confirm this ID.

Kathy L.
Posted May 8, 2022 - 10:41pm

Very nice heirloom from your mother.  The bands were often replaced.  Nice ad match guys.

1953 Bulova Lenore

Geoff Baker
Posted May 9, 2022 - 9:36pm

1953 Bulova Lenore