Bulova 1951 Empress Joanna

Submitted by TexasLady on September 10, 2019 - 8:45pm
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.

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

1951 EMPRESS JOANNA looks like a match.

mybulova_admin
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.

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

In reply to by mybulova_admin

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 .