Check the back of your Bulova for the date code: an alphabetical character followed by one numeric character, 0-9, Bulova began using a date code in the 1950's with L indicating 1950 and the numeric character indicating the year. M is 1960, N is 1970, etc. I have three fully mechanical (non-Accutron) watches with the code. One is marked L6 for 1956, one is marked M1 for 1961 and one is marked L5.
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002
John, The case doesn't have any numbers. Simply "Electronically Tested - Stainless Steel Back - Water resistant." The case looks like it has never had a band on it. I would guess it is a replacement case. Also, I looked up this movement in the Bestfit catalog and it is actually 11 1/2 ligne.
Tom, It's not your eyes, but simply my lousy camera. I looked again at the watch and it is 'L5" even though the picture looks like "L3"
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