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Bulova 1959 Rhapsody "BB"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

BB

Manufacture Year: 

1960

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

S70386

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

1960 Bulova Rhapsody 'BB'

10KT White RGP case and back dated M0. Original matching GF bracelet. Movement is a 23 jewel 5AD dated M0. Original display case.

The ads for this time show the watch price of $59.50 and a variant of AA (yellow or white); '61 pricelist has two models listed at this price - AA=Y and BB=W

Additional Supporting ads: 1960  1960

Not For Sale
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jabs
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Posted September 20, 2014 - 7:12am

without any doubt, 1960 Bulova Rhapsody "BB"

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bobbee
Posted September 20, 2014 - 8:19am

Yes, Rhapsody 'BB'.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 21, 2014 - 5:29am

Wow, that's a pretty watch Ken, looks like it's never been worn? I love it when they come in the original display case. I think with this watch, we can establish the variant based on the price list.

Rhapsody BB

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 22, 2014 - 4:19am

 

This is were these early price guides really come into their own as a very valuable resource. Great find and a very nice ladies watch.

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William Smith
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Posted September 22, 2014 - 5:49am

Great watch. Three ticks for ID.....and in a box, in some old jewelry store basement or attic, someone stored years and years of these price lists vs. throwing them away as the new quarterly came out.  If anyone reading this thread knows of one of these basement/attics, please check for that misplaced box of price lists.  They are out there somewhere....

denupnorth
Posted November 12, 2015 - 9:14am

My favourite line of ladie's Bulovas