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Bulova 1951 Empress Joanna

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

5BD

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-NONE

Case Serial No.: 

55205

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

1951 EMPRESS JOANNA

14 KT Solid White Gold with six (6) Sparkling Diamonds.

BULOVA Signature Locations:  Case, Dial and Movement.

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TexasLady
Posted September 10, 2019 - 8:47pm

 

***** This is a New Name for the DB.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 11, 2019 - 6:42am

1951 EMPRESS JOANNA looks like a match.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 8:05am

A lovely watch but has a few issues with the advert. The dial is incorrect, and possibly the movement.

The adverts states that the Empress Joanna has a 21 jewelled movement but the dial indicates 23 as does the reference to thre movement jewels. The dial layout also differs from that of the advert.

I'd be happy to ID as a Bulova Empress Joanna based on the case, noting the likely movement and dial swap.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 8:24am

Good call, Stephen. My bad, I was so focused on the casing that the jewel count and face variance got past me. What is the date code on the movement?

I agree, case is Empress Joanna, noting probable dial and movement swap. Another ad example in the future would help to verify these variances as either a parts swap or the slight possibility of incorrect ad text .