Bulova 1972 -Unknown

1/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.02
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
5BD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
262109
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

case 14K Bulova Date coded N3, 28 diamonds, 1.3ctw. w/ clarity VS and color range G-H. Inside case back REF K 22 Sold on eBay Sept 2007 for $479 US

{record updated to new format 2012-02-22 no other changes}

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William Smith
Posted December 8, 2011 - 3:03pm

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Too funny now that I look back at this watch.  I gave it to my wife in 2007.  She told me she didn't like old used things and that no one would wear this watch, and she would rather have a nice new watch.  She picked out a $80 quartz watch from the five and dime, and I got it for her.  ....then I wore this watch daily for a month- to every professional meeting which I attended.  No comments other than "nice watch Will".  Took it off, listed it on fleabay, and sold it for $479.  Paid for her quartz watch used the change to buy other old watches which no one (but me) would ever wear.  I guess there's no accounting for personal taste.

VintageBaby
Posted December 28, 2011 - 11:04pm

Hi William!

The shape and diamond design around the face appear to be identical to my watch (VintageBaby here!). The face is slightly different, and of course the bracelet. Other than the "sassy" page watch, this is the only time I have found this shape, even after perusing the ad archive here.

I love this piece...I guess that's because I am a vintage baby! I am going to have to open the back for sure to compare! Thanks for sharing.

VintageBaby
Posted December 29, 2011 - 12:35am

 

Me again!

Looks like a date code of M4 on the movement of my watch. So if I am correct, that would date it 1964? I saw nothing like it in the ads archive for 1964. At least part of the mystery seems to be solved!

Cheers!

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2012 - 7:42pm

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Don't remember details why this was ID'ed a Bulova 23 many years ago.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 22, 2012 - 7:49pm

not a Bulova '23'

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2012 - 8:43pm

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Yea I was changing it to unkonwn.... 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 22, 2012 - 9:25pm

Leading into the era the 'LA PETITE' would fit, also the 'DIAMOND DREAM' is shown to have 23 Jewels.

 

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2012 - 10:07pm

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Thanks ...