Bulova 1957 R.N.

Submitted by Robert Baker on September 6, 2019 - 1:10am
Manufacture Year
1957
Movement Model
6BMC
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
S991038
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

L7 on back case. S991038 at bottom. Raised numerals. 10k rgp NEW YORK on inside case. BXW? 17jewels unadjusted on movement. I think it's an Ellissa. Watch runs. L8 date code on movement. Needle hands. Raised numerals. 60 minute markers around 12 hour.

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1957 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Posted September 6, 2019 - 2:37am

I just love nurse watches for some reason and this looks like a nice one.  Your watch is a R.N.

I could only find ads from 1961 but it shows it is the same model in the 1958 price list and the 1961 price list.

1957 Bulova R.N.

Robert Baker
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:06am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thank you Mam, so this would be called a Nurses watch. So at the time it was a standard issue or simply sought after by nurses.?

Kathy L.
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:37am

In reply to by Robert Baker

Bulova advertised models with nurse type names so I would guess they were marketing to the nurse to buy for herself.  I don’t know if they were issued.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 6, 2019 - 6:47am

Good ad finds Kathy.

1957 Bulova RN looks like a match.

jabs
Posted September 6, 2019 - 7:02am

1957 Bulova R.N., good eyes Kathy .o)

Robert Baker
Posted September 6, 2019 - 11:49pm

Why is there a L7 date code on the back case and L8 on the movement? Thank you for your input.

Kathy L.
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:08am

In reply to by Robert Baker

This is pretty common to have a year between the movement date and the case date.  Just the way Bulova put them together sometimes.

Robert Baker
Posted September 6, 2019 - 11:52pm

On the clasp end of the band " 64 Speidel" is unscripted. What does this mean. Speidel is a manufacturer?

Kathy L.
Posted September 7, 2019 - 12:11am

In reply to by Robert Baker

Speidel is the brand of the band.  This is most likely a replacement band.