Bulova 1974 Skinny Bangle

Submitted by DiaPSeb on February 19, 2024 - 2:06pm
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1974 Bulova N4 14K marked case, 14K marked bangle - 086899, interior case REF. J919

1972 Bulova N2 marked mechanism, 23 jewels - 5BD

Dial not clear, unable to identify model. - 23/CD possible mark - not clear 

Brown mate dial, BULOVA inscripted, possible CD or 23, unclear - 19th FEB 2024
23 jewels marked, N2, 5BD mechanism - 19th FEB 2024
REF. J919 interior Bulova Case - 19th FEB 2024
BULOVA, possible CD or 23, unclear - 19th FEB 2024
Bulova back Case 086899 N4 14K mark- 19th FEB 2024
Posted February 19, 2024 - 2:54pm

Also, A Saint Michael's charm sits on the right side - unmarked, not sure if it's of the same material as the marked case 

Posted February 19, 2024 - 7:20pm

Oh I have been waiting for one of these to show up. Thank you for posting.  I believe this is a first for this model on MyBulova.  This is from the Bulova "Skinny Bangle" series.  

1974 Bulova Skinny Bangle Model #55137-4Y


Skinny Bangle

Posted February 20, 2024 - 12:40am

In reply to by JimDon5822

In this case, the charm seems to be added at a later date and not part of the initial setup. Will be sending the watch for a cleanup and a check. Would you recommend the charm removed? Also, the suede seems like a challenge to clean - there are slight signs of oxidation on some of the metal parts - suggestions on how to address this without harming the matte finish?

Brown suede dial - 1974 Bulova Skinny Bangle Model #55137-4Y - 20 FEB 2024

Posted February 20, 2024 - 6:04am

In reply to by DiaPSeb

If possible you might just be able to focus your cleaning efforts on on the raised elements of the dial. A sharpened wooden peg might work with removing the oxidation on the raised metal parts. If you can remove the oxidation on those parts so show the gold color, I think that would make that dial pop.

Posted February 19, 2024 - 8:24pm

Very cool! A first see for me! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

1974 Bulova Skinny Bangle Model #55137-4Y

Geoff Baker
Posted February 19, 2024 - 8:49pm

I see these when researching the linebooks we have and ALSO wondered if we'd ever see one - So Cool. 1974 Bulova Skinny Bangle