Bulova 1965 Champion

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.02
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
Not sure
Movement Jewels: 
7
Movement Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
X39499
Case shape: 
Oval
Crystal Details: 
Approx 3/4 x 3/4 (small)
Additional Information: 

I Inherited this lovely ladies watch from my mother. I believe it says M5 for 1965, but not sure. It is 10K rolled gold plated with sprinkled diamonds and it winds up. It is a Champion and is indicated on the closing latch of the bracelet. It is in perfect condition. I had it repaired once, and the owner of the store offered me $1500 seven years ago, so I assume it has monetary value, but couldn't part with it. I would like to know the Model name and history regarding this Bulova beauty. Thank you! Mari163

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Bulova watch- Mari163 12-2-11...Vintage Rolled 10K Rolled Gold Plate Champion
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Mari163
Posted December 2, 2011 - 4:04am

Not sure about # of Movement jewels.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 27, 2012 - 6:11am

'Champion' is the manufacurer of the bracelet, not the Name of the Watch Model.

looks earlier than '65 ?

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Mari163
Posted February 1, 2012 - 2:06am

Thank you for the information. How can I determine the year of the watch? It looks like it says M5 but it's a bit worn. The Watch does look like an earlier model as I believe my mother purchased it before I was born, so it would be a Bulova watch from the late 50's or early 60's.

 

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2012 - 3:40am

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Can you post some pictures of the back of the watch, and maybe open the case for a picture of the inside case back and the mechancal movement?  This would help folks here in the ID'ing process.