Stunning Bulova wristwatch c. 1953 with black dial, diamonds at 12, 3 and 9 o'clock. This is a very elegant manual wind, 17 jewel Bulova timepiece that is quad signed on the dial, crown, inside and outside caseback and movement. The watch has a very interesting flared case with flared faceted lugs. It's hard to come by white gold watches and this is a beauty with what appears to be a black enamel dial accent with the white gold bezel set diamonds. The hours markers are raised squares and there's a sub-second at 6 o'clock. Fitted with may be the original Kreisler black calfleather band and ready to wear.
CONDITION: This watch is in excellent condition cosmetically with no damage that I can see. The dial is superb and clean as are the markers and hands. The diamonds are clear and bright. There are some marks on the side from someone opening it but is not visible and does not distract or affect the watch in any way.
SIZE: The watch is 37mm lug to lug and 26mm not including the crown.
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