Bulova 1961 Duchess

Submitted by Diamond Empress on November 22, 2017 - 8:19am
Manufacture Year
1961
Movement Model
Unknown
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
U53992
Case shape
Round
Gender
Ladies
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted November 24, 2017 - 7:51am

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
Posted November 24, 2017 - 8:50pm

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
Posted November 25, 2017 - 8:14am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

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

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2017 - 8:19am

Panel, any thoughts?

Reverend Rob
Posted December 2, 2017 - 10:50am

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

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2017 - 9:09pm

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.

Andersok
Posted December 3, 2017 - 7:25am

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

mybulova_admin
Posted December 4, 2017 - 9:20pm

In reply to by Andersok

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.