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Bulova 1958 American Girl "K"

6/10 votes
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Variant: 

K

Manufacture Year: 

1958

Movement Model: 

6BD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

T632710

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

My second American Girl, decided I would like to get a couple models in this line.  I thought this one was the "Z" in white gold filled but when it arrived it is actually yellow gold filled.  I think it is the "Y" but the dial is different than the ad so I am not 100% sure.

The case is 10k gold filled and is dated stamped L8.  The movement is a 6BD 17 jewel working movement dated stamped L8.  The dial is white with gold numbers and dashes and is in nice condition (replacement?).  Look forward to your thoughts.

Edit:  The box was a pick up on it's own that I got for the first AG I bought.  I thought it was a good match for this watch as well but now know the price point is wrong so I will change that photo.  I am changing the ad to what appears to be the correct variant "K".

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 8, 2019 - 10:03am

Another thing that we should take into consideration, a customer buys a watch, the sales clerk then quickly assembles the purchase at the counter, having dug around and found the box.

I've worked in retail for many years, and I can tell you, the right box for whatever product we're talking about often does not get sold with the product. They get a lot more fussy about it with high end watches like Rolex and the like, where resale value is considerably higher with the original packaging. I remember doing inventory at the end of the year and we'd find all kinds of orphan boxes and cases with no product for them, so it does happen quite a bit.

It's quite possible the clerk just grabbed the box that said 'American girl' without checking which variant it was that was being purchased. 

$59.50 in 1958 is $522 in today's money. Not expensive, but certainly not cheap. 

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 8, 2019 - 11:11am

I totally agree!  However, I should have mentioned that the box is a pick up on it's own.  I got it for the first AG I bought.  The white box has a sticker which is nice saying AG "G".  I kind of rushed putting this one up in-between chores yesterday and missed a couple of details.

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 9, 2019 - 7:41am

She said "My second American Girl" - I'm wondering where THAT story will end! We better check in with Shawn to find the worlds record for American Girl watches in a collection.

Wonderful piece Kathy - well done,

1958 American Girl K

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 9, 2019 - 11:35am

Thank you Geoff, they are very pretty little watches. They were probably made for teens and young adults.  They fit my small wrists pretty perfectly. 

I don't know where Shawn finds them but I think his collection will hold the record : ) he has some beauties and from what I read he didn't even post all of them.  

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted February 9, 2019 - 9:01am

Another nice on Kathy.

1958 American Girl "K"

Keep going, there are many more................

 

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 9, 2019 - 11:39am

Thank you Bob!  : )  yes it was quite the line indeed and they are all great looking watches.  I think the challenge with these will be finding them without dents in the cuff portion.  

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 10, 2019 - 2:51pm

Thought I would add a couple of shots for anyone wondering about the size of these in the future.  Here are wrist shots.  It fits comfortably on my 5 1/2" wrist.