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Bulova 1959 -Unknown

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Raised Round Plastic



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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.  

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1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted March 16, 2019 - 10:46am

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 : ) 

Posted March 17, 2019 - 4:07pm

The lug with is 10MM. 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted April 2, 2019 - 9:51am

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

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Posted March 18, 2019 - 5:59pm

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 - 8:12pm

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

Geoff Baker
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Posted March 20, 2019 - 5:14am

1959 Bulova Unknown

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 30, 2019 - 9:05am

Panel - any more thoughts?

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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 30, 2019 - 9:41am

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

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Posted March 30, 2019 - 12:34pm

Unknown for me

Posted April 2, 2019 - 1:51am

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

Interesting watch.