Bulova 1925 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
5P
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
19050
Case Serial No.: 
23
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Other
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

I call this watch "Super Helene". It is designed like the Helene, but while the Helene is made of 18K white gold with 12 diamonds and 8 sapphires set in platinum, this one is full Platinum, and has 18 diamonds and 8 sapphires. As a result, comparing this "Super Helene" with the picture of the advertising of the "Helene", this "Super Helene" seems a bit longer to give space to the additional 3 diamonds on the side. Hopefully we can one day compare this "Super Helene" with a true "Helene". This "Super Helene" is 14mm wide and 31mm long.

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jabs
Posted August 21, 2014 - 4:59am

Panel Member

it´s not Helene, this watch is from same series as mine http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1925-unknown-6478

not named, so "Unknown"

1926 Bulova ladies diamond watches

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bobbee
Posted August 21, 2014 - 5:21am

Agreed, gorgeous but unknown.

Really, a very special watch indeed.

JP
Posted August 21, 2014 - 8:57am

Panel Member

Unknown

Andersok
Posted August 21, 2014 - 11:30am

Panel Member

Such a special watch deserves an ID; but at this time just Unknown

Alex
Posted August 21, 2014 - 8:14pm

Panel Member

Great to see an advertising of this watch. Thanks Jabs!

Geoff Baker
Posted August 22, 2014 - 6:05am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Alex, welcome to myBulova, gorgeous watch, simply wonderful. I'm afraid I'll have to go along with the 'Unknown" ID at this time.

Alex
Posted August 22, 2014 - 7:15am

Panel Member

Have you noticed the letter "A" in Bulova of this watch? It is different from what I expect. It is pointy at the top, while normally the "A" is with a flat top. Any thoughts on this?

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William Smith
Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice Platinum watch.  I'm guessing there's no other case markings on the inside of case?  
Unknown for now, but a beauty.   I can kinda see the pointy A you mention.  No thoughts from me on this.

Alex
Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:36am

Panel Member

The case only indicates the number 23 and the word platinum. There are a few faint scribbles from watch repair/maintenance persons. Thats all. I was indeed wondering if you have seen more Bulovas with the pointy A in the esrly days of Bulova?

Alex
Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:39am

Panel Member

And where would I find a nice ribbon grosgrain strap like in the advertising! That would be great to put that.