Bulova 1960 Goddess of Time

Submitted by gkutny on February 9, 2021 - 9:40pm
W
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Model
-
Case Serial No.
V667948
Case shape
Stepped
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

(I know very little about watches, so please forgive me if I word things poorly!)

The back of the watch case reads “Bulova M0” / “10k rolled gold plate”

I don’t know what the type of strap/bracelet is called, but the segments stretch easily to fit over the hand; there is no clasp. The bracelet is presumably made of the same material as the case.

The watch belonged to my grandmother and was manufactured when she was around 12-14, so perhaps it is a model that was marketed toward younger ladies? (I don’t know if Bulova made such watches; again, my knowledge on watches/Bulova is limited.) I have not tried opening the watch as I don’t have the tools or knowledge to do so, and don’t want to risk damaging the watch. I would appreciate any insight I can get!

face of the watch
back of the watch case
crown/dial of the watch
strap/bracelet of the watch
JimDon5822
Posted February 10, 2021 - 6:33pm

Thank you for posting your grandmothers watch.  The watch appears to be a 1960 Bulova Goddess of Time "W".  It appears to have had the bracelet replaced at some point as is common as you can see from the original Bulova Line Book from 1960.  This was a ladies watch and would have been quite expensive in 1960 ($525 in todays dollars) although it was not uncommon to give watches to girls when then graduated high school. 

 

60 Goddess of Time60 Goddess of Time

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 10, 2021 - 7:19pm

Agreed, It's a 

1960 Goddess Of Time "W"

Congrats, a wonderful heirloom and keepsake from your Grandmother. Thank you for sharing!

Andersok
Posted February 11, 2021 - 5:50am

Agree with Goddess Of Time "W"

jabs
Posted February 11, 2021 - 9:34am

1960 Bulova Goddess of Time "W", well done Jim

Geoff Baker
Posted February 11, 2021 - 9:42pm

A wonderful little watch - 1960 Bulova Goddess of Time W.

BTW - that Bulova logo at the top left of this page..........she's the Goddess of Time. Bulova used her likeness for decades!

LisaD
Posted February 12, 2021 - 10:17pm

As a side comment regarding Bulovas for teenage girls, I have a large 1967 Fall Season SEVENTEEN fashion magazine, and hoped to find some watch ads. The only color full page ad was for Caravelle, with Brit inspired wide brightly colored textile watch bands on modern round flat gold cases, the approach was intended as graduation presents.