Bulova 1959 Navy Nurse

Submitted by JimDon5822 on March 15, 2019 - 11:08pm
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This is a 10KT yellow rolled gold plate 1959 ladies watch.  It is marked L9 on the caseback and movement.  It has a lumed Arabic hour markers and lumed hour and minute hands with a red second hand.  The lugs are definitely different than the similar watch in Unknowns.  These lugs are more T shaped.  I suspect it is some verion of a Nurse watch.  

1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted March 16, 2019 - 11:46am

Very cool watch.  Just for my own curiosity what lug width does it have?  I suspect you are right and this is a nurse watch.  Unfortunately they didn't advertise the nurses watches very much but I will take a look see : ) 

Kathy L.
Posted April 2, 2019 - 10:51am

In reply to by JimDon5822

Thanks.  I was curious how it compared in size to my Clara Bartons, they are 8mm and the American Nurse that is 14mm.

Posted March 18, 2019 - 6:59pm

No ad match found, but I think you are probably on the right track with the Nurse's watch guess. Interesting lugs; don't believe I have ever seen one of these before.

For the time being, I stand at 

1959 Unknown

Posted March 18, 2019 - 9:12pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I forgot to include a photo of the inside of the case back.  The case is marked Bulova.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2019 - 6:14am

1959 Bulova Unknown

Geoff Baker
Posted March 30, 2019 - 10:05am

Panel - any more thoughts?

Reverend Rob
Posted March 30, 2019 - 10:41am

Very robust lugs- I agree that it is probably a Nurse watch, but I'm at unknown also. 

Posted March 30, 2019 - 1:34pm

Unknown for me

Posted April 2, 2019 - 2:51am

It looks like a revised Air Warden without the sub dial. 

Interesting watch.