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

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Bulova watch 1925 Du Barry
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bobbee's picture
Posted August 25, 2014 - 7:21am

Agree with DuBarry name for this watch.

Great work on the ads!

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Posted August 25, 2014 - 2:44pm

Guys, I have been notified by a NAWCC forums member that the name inside this watch case is not Belak, but Belais. The "S" can be seen under magnification. More can be found about this US jewelry manufacturer in the link below.

Many thanks to NAWCC member dyb225 for the info!



Posted August 25, 2014 - 3:46pm

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Good job Bob, interesting information

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William Smith
Posted August 25, 2014 - 5:09pm

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Thanks Bob.  So the K is "IS"  Good information.  

Geoff Baker
Posted June 15, 2015 - 6:23am

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Reopened for further identification at request of Panel

Posted June 15, 2015 - 6:56am

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I´m good with with DuBarry ID

Posted June 15, 2015 - 7:03am

WOW thats a real beauty jabs   i'm as jealious as hell :-)

Posted June 15, 2015 - 7:26am

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yeah, time to time something well :)

Posted June 15, 2015 - 8:17am

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Great watch Jabs, luckily I have one myself. Mine also came with a 15 jewel movement and it seemed all original from 1925. I guess the ad was maybe wrong? It was only advertized in 1925. One time as Du Barry in the "American Magazine" and one time as 5701 in the "Saturday Evening Post". Since Bulova  used names in all ads of 1925, except for this one ad of 1925 with numbers where the 5701 shows up, I would vote for Du Barry name.

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William Smith
Posted June 15, 2015 - 4:10pm

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I haven't looked at teh 1925 ad using numbers vs names, but I believe we see some third party ads which may have used older BUlova copy for watches still in stock or available.  
They have the American Magazine" at my local (Hawaii) library, but not back into the 1920's or early 1930's.  I was gonna try the inter-library loan, as the way my library is doing this now is loaning library scan or have PDF of magazine, which they share digitally, vs actually sending the old magazines to my local library.  
Libraries in big cities often have these old journals and magazines, and an afternoon at the library with the corrrect magazine names ofte yields nice ads which can be scanned in color right at the library.  
Nice weather in Hawaii, not too nice a collection of old hard copy magazines/journals...  I can live with that- in short pants and a tee shirt all year round!