My profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948.
I made the picturMy profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948.
I made the picture of the watch on my dear mother’s wrist after I gave it to her in 2014. It had belonged to my aunt, then to me, then I gave it to my mother.
I knew the watch would come back to me after my mom’s life was over, however, as it can happen with heirlooms, when the time came for me to reclaim the watch, it had vanished.
I spent a year scouring web sites for a replacement, to no avail.
The only information I have found is a print of a 1948 magazine ad for Bulova watches.
The ad pictures the watch, identifies it by name and model letter, states: 21 jewels, yellow 14K gold but also available in white gold.
Original price was $59.50.
Research let me find out that Bulova made many variations to their watches and some variations were poorly documented or that information has been lost over the years.
I actually grieved over the loss of the watch but researching it is what lead me to CW and gave me plenty of other items to think about!
I recently retired after a long career as an RN. Now I stay busy with dollhouses and flowers, mainly. (Read more)