Bulova 1925 Du Barry

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my last final catch - 1925 Bulova diamond with 12 diamonds and 12 dark blue saphires in 18kt white gold case and 18kt platinum top

supporting advert or supporting advert

adding photo back of the case

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Bulova watch 1925 Du Barry
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Posted August 21, 2014 - 9:19pm

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WHere do you see that circle date symbol on the movement?

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Posted August 22, 2014 - 3:03am

Below the empty screw hole to the left of the crown. Where the barrel bridge comes to a point, between the two ratchet wheels.


Posted August 22, 2014 - 3:24am

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Found it! I checked my Super Helene. It also has a circle at that spot, meaning it is from 1925. I will change accordingly since I put it on 1926 now.

Posted August 25, 2014 - 2:55am

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The watch looks similar to the 5701 and the Du Barry, both in ads from 1925. What do you think?

Posted August 25, 2014 - 5:00am

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Hi Alex, advert for Du Barry is quite unreadable, but I think there is 14k, but similarity is evident 

advert for 5701 I don´t found tnx Jaroslav
Posted August 25, 2014 - 5:19am

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The 5701 is on top. All data checks, including the price. I think that the 5701 is the same watch as the Du Barry. In similar cases I find that earlier Bulova used numbers, but later, some of them got a name.

This is the ad that is very blury mentioning the Du Barry.



I downloaded it and enhanced the picture. My enhanced version clearly reads: "18kt solid white gold, platinum top; set with 12 diamonds and 12 sapphires, 17 jewel. $175.00"

In other words, exactly the same wording as the 5701.


Hence, I think the 5701 and the Du Barry are one and the same.

In the advert of Jabs, I think I identified in total 3 watches: the "6897" top right, the "Eileen, middle right, underneath the 6897, and at bottom left, the said Du Barry or 5701.

Posted August 25, 2014 - 5:24am

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I see the links dont go to the specific ad, but to the overview page with all the ads of the 20's. The 5701 is the purple ad of 1925 in row 4, column 3. The blurry Du Barry is from the red ad of 1925 as well, row 3, column 4.

Posted August 25, 2014 - 5:45am

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tnx Alex

5701 looks good , but I'm there have a problem with that movement which has 15 jwls instead of 17 jwls

Posted August 25, 2014 - 6:04am

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I think I saw an earlier comment from fellow board members "not to worrie too much about that"? But it is a minor difference. 

Posted August 25, 2014 - 6:15am

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I think it also