Description:  1953 Marianne

Model Name


Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, New York"

Outside - "Bulova"


6BD, 17 Jewels, Unadjusted

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

10K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel

Stainless Back

Case Dimensions

28mm lug to lug x 16.7mm without crown

Case Type

Snap back, tonneau

Crystal Specifications

11.5mm x 11.5mm, tonneau (G-S CMT153 or CMT153-FT)

Other Details

Because the movement is dated two years after the case, the movement is assumed to be a swap, and the case alone was used to date the watch

NOTES:  The two crystals listed are identified in G-S Crystal Catalog No 60 are identified as fitting the following models:

  • Academy Award B and H
  • Goddess of Time A, B, and C
  • Marianne

This watch is a little late in time for the Academy Award to be a likely bet.  The Goddess of Time models during this period were ornate, diamond enhanced models.  That leaves the Marianne, which seems a likely bet for this simple watch.  Obviously, this is a tenative model ID.

1953 Marianne