Bulova 1954 Air Nurse

Submitted by Kathy L. on June 1, 2019 - 10:58am
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Adding to my nurse watch collection is this beauty.  The case is around the same size as the Medical Center but with the unique lugs.  I think the crystal is the same size as well.  

It has a 10K gold filled case that is date stamped L4.  The movement is a 17 jewel working 6BDC date stamped L3.  This is a new movement for the DB.  The dial has a red sweep second hand.  It has a 10mm lug width.

I couldn't find an ad for this model.  I saw one months ago and now I can't find it now.  Looking at the price list for 1954 it might be a Red Cross but no way to know for sure at this point.

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Posted June 2, 2019 - 1:25am

That's a super cool case design. If I know you, you'll not stop until you find an advert :-)

I'm hoping for 'Red Cross' as it's a fitting name for this beauty!

Posted June 3, 2019 - 11:40am

Very cool. I'm with you, I've seen this case before and am sure I've seen an ad......but can't find it.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 6, 2019 - 10:54am

Love this watch Kathy! Now let's find her a name.....

1954 (so far) Unknown

Geoff Baker
Posted June 14, 2019 - 10:45am

Panel - anyone find anything?

Reverend Rob
Posted June 14, 2019 - 11:04am

I highly suspect this is a Red Cross model.

Possibly like this one:

Just MHO, I can find no advert support. 

Unknown for now. 

Kathy L.
Posted June 15, 2019 - 12:51pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

I think so too.  I have a red cross crystal and it the correct size.  But I still haven't been able to find the ad I saw for it awhile back.

Posted November 20, 2019 - 10:15pm

From 1957 Houston Jewelry company catalog.  Finally putting a name to this beauty.  I owed you one for the Olympia ID. 1954 Bulova Air Nurse.  

Posted November 21, 2019 - 4:01am

1954 Bulova Air Nurse

Posted November 21, 2019 - 6:31am

Nice ad find Jim,

1954 Air Nurse