Vintage Bulova wristwatch L5 from 1955 with a lovely 10k yellow gold filled fancy scalloped, pie crimped bezel and case. This fancy dress watch is a mid century Bulova with extended case plus a smashing blue refinished dial. The watch has applied, raised gold markers and numerals and an auxiliary seconds at 6 o'clock. Its hard to see the true color the blue dial - its a very dark blue and the color pops out when light touches it. It is a manual wind, 17j Swiss 11AC movement fitted with a black leather band. Stunning an rare piece ready to wear or give as a gift.
CONDITION: The watch is running and ahead by a few minutes. The case and crystal are in very good condition only showing nothing more than normal signs of usage. No damage. I always recommend that watches be cleaned and oiled sometime in the near future as they have been sitting.
SIZE: The watch is 42mm lug to lug and 38mm including crown.
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From the first time I watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.