Bulova 1958 Red Cross

Submitted by teakyou on June 3, 2021 - 9:49am
D
Manufacture Year
1958
Movement Model
6BMC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
T621074
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

The case is distinctive, and it has a red seconds hand, but I couldn't find it in an ad. It must be a nurse's watch.

The case is dated L8, and the movement is dated L7.

Thanks,

TQ

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 3, 2021 - 10:16am

Great watch! We seldom see this one.

1958 Linebook entry:

1958 Air Nurse (by case s/n)

airnurse1

airnurse2

EDIT: ID vote change based on further research - see below.

teakyou
Posted June 3, 2021 - 11:22am

Thanks for the ID. Mine is white gold, but everything I've seen so far indicates that it should be yellow, so there must have been a white variant?

Thanks again,

TQ

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 3, 2021 - 2:24pm

OK, I did a deeper dig, it appears the Air Nurse had a name change in late 1958, or early 1959 was renamed "Red Cross". As the "Red Cross" it was available in yellow or white. Listing below from the 1958/1959 Linebook.

58redcross1

58redcross2

The dial in this photo is a bit washed out, but numbers are present at 12, 3, 6, and 9.

By date, it appears to be a 

1958 Red Cross"D"

and a first for the database!

mybulova_admin
Posted June 4, 2021 - 1:23am

Based on White Gold version, let's run with the Bulova Red Cross "D".

It's always great to see a new face around here.

Kathy L.
Posted June 4, 2021 - 10:08am

1958 Bulova Red Cross "D"

jabs
Posted June 4, 2021 - 10:18am

 

1958 Bulova Red Cross "D"