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Bulova 1961 Diamond Empress

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.812

Manufacture Year: 

1961

Movement Model: 

Unknown

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

U53992

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Ladies
Not For Sale
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 24, 2017 - 8:51am

Hello Diamond Empress, welcome to myBulova, this is a lovely little watch. It looks to be in wonderful condition. I've looked through all our adverts on site but haven't found one showing this model. The late 1950's and early 1960's seem to be the hey day of diamond womens watches, Bulova made dozen and dozens of different models. I'm not 100% sure that this one is actually a Diamond Empress model, we find that there is a high likehood that watches and display case are often mismatched, even from the original point of sale. 

Without an advert I'm tentative on naming this one. Thank you for sharing it!

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 24, 2017 - 9:50pm

Closest I can find is the Bulova Diamond Pearl model (bottom right), but i cannot determiine if its a good match to this low res adver from 1970.

1970 Bulova advert

Can you confirm the watch is stamped 'M1' on the back under the 14K Gold stamp?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 25, 2017 - 9:14am

I looked at that one too but I think the ad says it's 21 jewel? 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 2, 2017 - 9:19am

Panel, any thoughts?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 2, 2017 - 11:17am

Unknown for me

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted December 2, 2017 - 11:50am

Unknown, but wouldn't surprise me if it turns out to be a DE. Without an ad, it is difficult to say. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 2, 2017 - 10:09pm

Based on the presentation of the box, I'm tentative Diamond Empress. Has the primary ingredients: diamonds, solid 14K gold and a 23 jewel movement.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 3, 2017 - 7:16am

I'm also tentative on Diamond Empress.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted December 3, 2017 - 8:25am

Box may or may not be original, no matches to our ads, I'm going w/ Unknown.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 4, 2017 - 10:20pm

There is no indication to suggest that the box is not original to the watch either, which why I'm only giving it a tentative model ID.