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Bulova 1956 Miss Universe

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835

Manufacture Year: 

1956

Movement Model: 

6BD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

S508675

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

10.2mm x 10.2mm flat on bottom and curved on top from top to bottom

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

1956 Miss Universe

Good shape, runs well

Not For Sale
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 1, 2019 - 4:58am

1956 Bulova Miss Universe it is (readable advert)

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 2, 2019 - 8:54am

agreed Miss Universe she is.

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 2, 2019 - 10:47am

1956 Bulova Miss America "E"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 2, 2019 - 11:02am

OK, I'm on the fence.

Does this one boil down to one that name is based on year of watch and 1955 was the tipping point or is one a misprint?

Jabs' ad dated 1955 shows as Miss Universe

Kathy's  ad  (from another site) also represented as  1955 shows same watch as Miss America.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 2, 2019 - 1:23pm

Well, wiki cleared up one question:

Hilleivi Rombin, of Sweden was crowned Miss Universe, Miss USA, Carlene King Johnson was one of the semi-finalists. Of course, Lee Ann Meriwether was crowned Miss America. I would guess this watch to be either Miss Universe OR Miss America, I just don't know which one yet......but I am inclined to the latter, Miss America.

 

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brandall54
Posted May 3, 2019 - 2:33pm

Looking at Kathy's advert, I would be inclined to go with Miss Universe??

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 3, 2019 - 3:56pm

Well that is embarrassing lol I didn't catch the different name.  Looking at ads on newspapers for the two models in 1956 I would go with Miss Universe.  Miss America looks similar but Miss Universe seems spot on.  But there were many different variants.  It may have been a regional thing like Geoff suggested.  I would be ok with either model name.  

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 11, 2019 - 7:48am

Both models mentioned were assigned reference numbers 6725-Yellow and 6707-White in the 1955/1958/1961 pricelists. The Miss America is priced at $35.75, while the Miss Univ is priced at $39.75. A $4 difference, but I do not find any differences between the two; the bands look the same, both are RGP w/ stainless backs, same dials and hands. 

Either model name works for me: Miss America 'E' or Miss Universe 'C'

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 11, 2019 - 7:51am

This looks to be a "flip a coin". I'm also good with either.