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Bulova 1973 First Lady

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1973

Movement Model: 

5BD

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

Y13836

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

1973 First Lady

Case is dated N3 and is #3334, base metal plated with decorative array of 10 Angel Skin Coral gemstones; back is 10K RGP white; band is GF with adjustable clasp; USA made 23-jewel 5BD movement, dated N3; dial has pink accents that may originally have matched the corals, which are often more pink in color.

1973 Ad

Not For Sale
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Bulova Watch advert
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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted December 26, 2018 - 5:34pm

Wow, that's an interesting one! Nice find and ad match, Ken.

Agreed 1973 Bulova First Lady (unknown variant)

on what appears to be the original band.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 26, 2018 - 5:59pm

WOW as well !!!

Now that's a gorgeous watch. Gives us something to search for to see if we can narrow down a variant.

1973 Bulova First Lady

 

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Andersok
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Posted December 26, 2018 - 6:27pm

Thanks, been trying to find a variant, but with no luck.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted December 26, 2018 - 8:47pm

Yes, I too say Wow!  That is a lovely and interesting one.  Very unique and prettier than the ad.

1973 Bulova First Lady

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 27, 2018 - 10:57am

1973 First Lady, great example!

jabs
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Posted December 27, 2018 - 1:55pm

1973 Bulova First Lady, really very exotic

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 28, 2018 - 7:37am

Now THAT'S bling! Wouldn't want to wear this one with long sleeves would she?

1973 Bulova First Lady

I do have questions. How difficult was she to polish? How does the bracelet attach, do the tabs hold it on?

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Andersok
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Posted December 28, 2018 - 8:42am

It came to me in fairly good condition, so not much polishing required. The case is base metal, so I avoid any polishing there; just a light wipe with cape cod cloths. You may be able to see some wear on the underside of the decorative end pieces. Perhaps from winding, which is difficult and only allows one to wind or adjust the hands by touching only the bottom of the crown. No room above the crown to fit a finger. I did not try to remove the bands, but it does appear that if the tabs that are folded over are straightened out, then the band would slide away from the case.