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John Bruce
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Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:56 pm:   

Hi. This is my first time on the forum and like what I see. I enjoy collecting watches and have one particular piece that I can't indentify. My grandfather gave it to me fifteen years ago and he has since passed. He said he got it in Russia. I haven't been able to find any info on it. Maybe someone can help.

The back reads: Bulova, gold electroplate bezel, rolledgold plate back, NI, H739542.
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Zaf
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Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 08:30 am:   

Looks like a 1971 Bulova, it may or may not have a model name, outside sentimental value, the commercial value is low as would be most electroplated Bulovas.
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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 02:04 pm:   

Hi, I have a old Bulova Ladies wrist watch that was given to me by my mother in-law. The watch is stamped on the back 14k BULOVA with the numbers 210492. The face of the watch has Bulova above the center of the dail and the number 23 below the dial. It has an oval shaped face with 4 diamonds on the top and four diamonds on the bottom.
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Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 10:41 pm:   

I have a ladies Bulova Watch that I got from an old boyfriend as a gift around 1992. The back of the base says Bulova Watch Co. P6 Base Metal Bezel, Stainless Steel Back, Water Resistant. The Band says Gold Electroplate Italy ER Bulova, it is a dress watch. Inside the base is C 819001 Bulova Switzerland. The face is round with diamonds all around the outside (no idea if they are real) and the inside face has no #'s, just lines in place of them and what looks like gold hands. Was wondering if you could give me any info. at all on this. If the diamonds are real and value of watch. Thank you very much.
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Zaf
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 11:17 am:   

"Base Metal" and "Elecroplate" are usually indications of an inexpensive watch, so I'd say the diamonds are not real and the watch is of low value.
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Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   

I HAVE A BULOVA LADIES WATCH,STILL WORKING. I'M NOT SURE OF THE AGE ,EXCEPT TO SAY THAT MY GREAT AUNT WORE IT DURING WWII AS A NURSE.
ON THE BACK IT SAYS

BULOVA M5
10K RGP BEZEL
STAINLESS STEEL BACK

X598252
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Carrie Dafcik
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 04:53 pm:   

I have a Bulova watch that was passed down to me by my grandfather and would like any information you can give me on it. There is no model name or number and the only thing written on the watch is Bulova and on the wristband latch is Spartan. Thanks.Grandfathers Bulova Watch
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Zaf
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 07:44 pm:   

Usually these non-gold Buolvas are inexpensive outside of sentimental value. They made so many models it would be difficult to identify unless someone has some old Bulova catalogs lying around.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 01:48 am:   

Carrie,

Your Tonneau-shaped watch with the subseconds at 6 o'clock was probably produced sometime during the late-1920s through the 1930s. Your picture is very fuzzy and hard to see clearly, but your watch looks very similar to a model called the "Argyle". Very classic and nice, but as Zaf mentioned, very few Bulova models are incredibly value. 1930s Bulova Tonneau models like yours usually sell for $80-$150 in gold-filled and $150-$300 in solid 14K gold.

Hope this helps!

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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 04:21 pm:   

i have a baylor ladies wristwatch from 40's or 50's ???. there is no model number. the watch is 14K white gold. the band has 22 small diamonds inset in linked squares. the face has a pyramidal inset (row of 5, then 4, 3, 2, 1)of very small diamonds above and below and 5 diamond chips along each side. on the back of the watch face are the letter "M" and 14K. any thoughts on what might be reasonable, before i get an appraisal. thanks.
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:24 pm:   

Aimee,

As Zaf usually tells people, vintage ladies' watches don't generally fetch much in the market. Generally little more than the melt value of gold and precious stones, unless its a special/desireable model. Sad, but true. Baylor isn't one of the top-tier swiss companies and would probably fall into the category of melt/scrap value plus $50-$100.

It sounds like you have 40 diamonds around the case and 22 diamond on the band, if I read your description correctly. I know the case design you're describing. Typically, these were 1-1.5 point stones, so your total weight in diamonds is probably around 2/3 to 1 carat. They typically didn't use really great quality diamonds for these 14K cases, so I would guesstimate a scrap/melt value of your case and stones to be around $350. The watch would probably bring around $500 at auction or up to double that amount at a retail shop.

A word of advice... avoid the mistake of going to a local jeweler for an "appraisal". Most of the time, these folks know less about vintage watches than you do (they don't sell vintage watches), but it doesn't seem to stop them from charging money for a worthless appraisal that has no basis in reality. Instead, consider going to a knowledgeable vintage watch shop for an appraisal or buying one of the many fine vintage watch price guides. Zaf/FinerTimes also offers a subscription service for access to their database of watch sales prices over the last several years... very useful.

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Greg
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Laura Weber
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Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 01:10 pm:   

Can someone help me to appraise a 1954 goldtone ladies Bulova wrist watch? It's not in running condition.... Thank you!!
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Zaf
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Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 02:21 pm:   

A non running ladies Bulova from that era will be worth close to scrap value. So if it is plated metal, value is very very low.
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Laura Weber
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Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 02:49 pm:   

Thank you very much Zaf, much appeciated!!!
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Geraldine Stubbs
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Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2005 - 08:52 pm:   

I was wondering about a watch my husband just bought. It is a Bulova 18k gold watch #185776 Swiss made. Would you happen to know the value.
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Zaf
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   

Not unless a photo is posted.
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Geraldine Stubbs
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Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 05:32 am:   

Zaf,
I do not have a scanner. Sorry. Thank you for your time anyway.
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Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 02:24 am:   

Hello, I am hoping that someone may know a little more about this watch, age and if it has any value. It belonged to my 101 year old great-grandmother, who passed late last year. It is a Bulova and has inscribed on the back "10k rolled gold plate Bulova" with the numbers "B656437". The face has roman numerals as the numbers. It was not in working condition when I received this. The picture attached is the best I could get of it since it is so small, any closer and it was too blurry. Looks like it may be from the '30s but I really have no idea. Any help or info anyone has would be greatly appreciated! I also have another one from her made by Gruen?? Says 10k rolled gold plate. I have never heard of this manufacturer, looks old like the other.
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Zaf
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Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:24 am:   

Value on just about any "rolled gold plate" ladies Bulova will be low, $30-50 Max, probably even less if you can find a buyer.
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Rafik Shaikh
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Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 04:55 am:   

I was wondering about a watch, it is a Bulova 18k gold watch, it has 2 Diamonds one at the top and one at the bottom. The Model number is #185776 Swiss made. Would you happen to know the value.Bulova Watch #185776
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Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 11:45 am:   

I have an 18kt yellow gold Bulova Acraquartz men's watch with numbers N2 38794. It has a diamond in the middle of the timing fork on the face and 18kt yellow gold bracelet. I was told by the person that gave it to me that he received it from a Jewler friend in Italy that told him it was a promotional gift from Bulova and never was sold on the open market. Can you tell me its approximate value and rarity?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 12:23 am:   

I have two watches that were my great- grandmothers.
1)Watch: 14K white gold watch with diamonds around the face.
Face says, Bulova 23
Back says 14K Bulova 633737.
2)Watch: 10K Gold watch with 3 diamonds on the top and 3 diamonds below.
Face says, Baylor 17
Back says,10K R.G.P. Bezel Stainless steel back
Any information would be great! THANKS!
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Zaf
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Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 09:29 am:   

The value of both watches would be near scrap, so #1 maybe around $150-200 and #2 would be < $50. There is currently no demand for small ladies watches.
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Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2007 - 05:32 am:   

Carrie Dafcik, the watch you pictured is a 1929 Bulova Lone Eagle, 2nd edition. A collectors watch in the Bulova world.

For more information on vintage Bulova watches please visit my site that I have set up to hopfully database as many old and new Bulova watches to help future enquires just like this one.

http://www.mybulova.com
http://www.mybulova.com/lone-eagle-story.htm
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Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 07:20 pm:   

I have a bulova watch it has some numbers on the back of it 3063-5020 SWISS A G 18k gold i was wondering the value of
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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:31 pm:   

I have a Bulova watch that has 3 diamonds on the top and bottom of the face. On the back it is stamped 14K GOLD and at the bottom H108489. The inside of the band has SPEIDEL stamped on each link. Thanks! Bulova women's watch
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Zaf
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Posted on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:04 pm:   

A small ladies 14k Bulova will be near scrap, so around $100. There is currently no demand for small ladies watches.
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Posted on Saturday, September 01, 2007 - 11:01 am:   

Thanks for your help!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:09 am:   

Hi,
I have a ladies watch - Bulova 23, square face, white 14 K gold, 18 diamonds around the clock face, 10 diamonds on the leaf and flower pattern at the top and bottom of the watch. I am looking for any information on this watch. It was my mother's and she passed away so I am unable to get any information from her. The current watch band is not original. The back of the watch is engraved "14K Bulova N2" and the number "24202". It is a wind up watch that still works great. I have attached a picture - I apologize for the scan but its the best I can do. I would appreciate any information anyone may have.

Thanks! Daisy
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Zaf
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 11:57 am:   

Value will be around scrap value of gold & diamonds and $50 for the watch. Probably around $300. A jeweller can better estimate the scrap value than me.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 04:16 am:   

Hello
I just purchased a Bulova watch from an auction.
I am not sure what the value of this item is, I am hoping someone may be able to help me.

On the back of the watch it says:

Bulova
Water Resistant
3063-5020 AO
Swiss A "after the A think it is a G"
18K Gold
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 02:45 am:   

I have a women's vintage wristwatch. Bulova 23 on the face, on the back, a "J" with an arrow through it, 18K gold, M7 and number is 077556. I've researched briefly, and I think it's 1967. But I can't find any 18k square watches to compare for price (which I assume is low?).
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Zaf
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 08:33 am:   

Price of small ladies watches will be scrap or near scrap.
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 06:40 pm:   

I got this out of my grandparents estate. It looks very old does not work. It is a bulova, copper colored face. It does not look like the astronaut series that I have researched on line at all. Any help with type, value would be greatly appreciated. The only thing on the back is a serial number 1572016.
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Zaf
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 07:21 pm:   

It is not an accutron, the box is from a 1960s watch. This appears to be a 1940s piece, in non running condition maybe worth $20. The Astronaut box is worth more! maybe $50.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 07:49 pm:   

Thanks a bunch Zaf, I appreciate the info. Does anybody want the box or should I put it on Ebay?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   

Try ebay, I'd sell the items seperately though. I am assuming the watch is gold filled, not solid gold.
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Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 02:33 am:   

I have a womens Bulova watch not sure how old but it does have the #0339630 on the back casing
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Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 11:30 am:   

Ladies Bulovas will trade a near or at scrap value of the gold, if it is gold.
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 05:13 pm:   

Hi. I just purchased from an auction a ladies bulova watch in working condition. it has original velvet box and outside box with price tags. it's 14k white gold with 4 small diamonds, the information on the original tags states Bulova Diamond Princess-C-55887 Wht. 14K 4D 17 J Brac, the back of watch is marked 14K Bulova NI and numbered 12132. does anyone know what year this watch was made and if it has any value other than scrap. thanks. Jacki
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 10:12 am:   

N1 would be 1971.

As far as value, it's only a little more than scrap since you have a box, tags, etc, so call it scrap + $50-100.
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:07 am:   

Hey i have two Ladies Bulovas, I know there not worth that much ,I was just wondering if they were fake or something They only have BULOVA QUALITY stamped on the back but they both look gold
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:09 am:   

And another question Where would I sell my old watches? I have about 20 various Elgin, Gruen, Bulova, Caravelle Watches lots of other makes too
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:23 am:   

Hi,
I have an 18k Bulova which I believe is mens and i was wondering if somebody can appraise it.
heres what it says on the back:

3063-5020 [A0]
SWISS
18K GOLD

Bulova 18K
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Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 11:31 pm:   

I have a Bulova, ladies watch from the 1960's. The back reads-
Bulova M4
10k R.G.P. Bezel

Does it have any value? I am reading that most are worth scrap. Thank you for your help!
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Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008 - 11:34 pm:   

Forgot to put the serial number-
X243650

Thanks
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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 08:03 pm:   

The M4 indicates the watch is from 1964. These small ladies are not in demand and your watch has little value beyond the small amount of scrap gold it contains.

How about starting a new thread when a new watch is discussed?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 10:46 am:   

bulova watch
Can anyone tell me if 200USD would be too high for this Bulova?
Thanks in advance
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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 12:27 pm:   

If everything runs, it is OK, but no bargain. This is not a popular style at the moment.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   

This thread is now closed. Thanks.

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