Bulova 1968 First Lady

Submitted by MHLloydDavies on April 8, 2019 - 4:21pm
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Hi, Bulova Friends --

I fell into this ladies wristwatch. The case is marked M8 for 1968, with SN N40568. I haven't attempted opening it to see the movement ... it's a tiny timepiece, and it's running.

What strikes me is (1) the lovely detailed bracelet, and (2) the odd open lugs. As for (2), I'm wondering whether there was ornamentation that was removed at some time, leaving the frame.

Anyway, it's more a girl's First Communion watch than a lady's watch. The bracelet would fit a child's wrist only. I wish I could find the same bracelet that hasn't been so reduced in size!


1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
Posted April 8, 2019 - 5:15pm

This one looks to be the First Lady 'F' in white gold. I find ads for the 'E' and one NOS example with tag calling the white version the 'F'. There were other First Lady models using these variants, and all call for yellow as E and white as F. Based on all of this, I would be okay calling this the 'F' variant.

Band on yours does look to be original.

Posted April 8, 2019 - 8:18pm

How in the world do you do that, andersok? I'm astonished. And grateful.

Posted April 8, 2019 - 8:27pm

Well done, Ken.

1968 Bulova First Lady "F" on original band she is.


Geoff Baker
Posted April 9, 2019 - 7:07am

Well done Ken,

1968 Bulova First Lady F

Posted April 9, 2019 - 10:47am

1968 Bulova First Lady "F"

Reverend Rob
Posted April 9, 2019 - 11:14am

1968 First lady 'F'