Bulova 1965 Candlelight

Submitted by Tin-Mans-Ticker on
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Pointed Oval
Watch Description

In addition to the back of the watch, the back of the clasp also shows "Bulova 14k".

The bracelet with front and back case (no works) is 14.8g. 

The works alone are 2.6g .

That gives a total weight of 17.4g .

The Roman numerals “II  V  IX” seen etched into the inside of the front case translate to our Arabic numbers "259". 259 are also the last 3 digits of the serial number as seen on the rear case.

1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted January 14, 2019 - 5:16pm

Welcome to myBulova!  What a lovely watch and with the original 14K band it is spectacular.  My guess this is from the 60's.  Can you see a date stamp on the movement?  It will be a letter/number combo like M2 etc. 

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Posted January 14, 2019 - 5:33pm

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Kathy L.
Posted January 14, 2019 - 5:48pm

In reply to by Tin-Mans-Ticker

The 5AR is the movement model.  There should be a date stamp as well M would be for the 1960's and then a # for the year.  I am now thinking it will be close to 1965 after finding a few ads that match your case.  If this is the case it will be M5.  I am not seeing a date stamp in your photo but thought I would ask in case I am missing it.  I will post an ad in a minute.

Kathy L.
Posted January 14, 2019 - 6:02pm

The 5AR was made between 1963 and 1965 so it fits perfectly with several ads from 1965.  I didn't find a variant with your band but at least we have a model : ) Based on the serial # on the case and the other factors I am going with 1965.  I updated the date and 23 jewels for you.

1965 Bulova Candlelight


Posted January 14, 2019 - 8:21pm

Certainly resembles the Bulova Candlelight "A". I think I'm seeing the diamond combo that matches the advert.

Posted January 15, 2019 - 4:41am

1965 Bulova Candlelight "A" will be

Posted January 15, 2019 - 7:03am

Candlelight "A"

Posted January 15, 2019 - 5:33pm

1965 Bulova Candlelight "A" .

A very nice watch.