Bulova 1965 -Unknown

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Posted January 4, 2012 - 10:34pm

 looking for info on this watch. I think the date is correct. Found it in my late fathers dresser.

Posted January 5, 2012 - 2:10am

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I'd really like to see what is stamped on the caseback, old eyes can't see it in these pics. I think it was re-dialed and re-cased but can't say without the details off the caseback.

Posted January 5, 2012 - 8:01pm

 Case has



The JJ has an arrow through them pointing to the top right(1:00 o'clock)

The JJ are almost on top of each other, like they were double imposed.

Posted January 5, 2012 - 8:05pm

Oolala. . . sounds like solid 14k to me, and dated 1965.  Sure you don't want to sell it. . . as in, to me?

My guess is those are genuine diamonds.  That's a beauty.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 5, 2012 - 8:08pm

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 yep, she's back alright

Didn't take long did it?


Posted January 5, 2012 - 8:09pm

Could be a Beau Brummel variation.  It's in the right date range.

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Posted January 5, 2012 - 9:19pm


Jeweler re-case.

Posted January 6, 2012 - 7:16pm

 How do I find out for sure?

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William Smith
Posted November 5, 2012 - 9:03pm

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...one way is for us to find a vintage ad indicating this dial/case combo....but I'm not holding my breath.  The JJ w/ arrow and other info you've given to date makes it sound like it could be a Bulova-produced (and marketed) model.  Time may tell....

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Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:03pm

Based on the owners description it sounds as if the case is legit. 14k solid gold, stamped Bulova M5 with a Jonell case mark. It may come as no surprise to some but I own at least one 14k Jonell cased Benrus and my '65 Sea Cloud in the db has a Jonell case. I remember reading somewhere that the "arrow" through the Jonell mark is meant to be watch hand.

I wonder if the owner can provide more pics especially of the case back showing the signature?