Bulova 1966 Diadem

Submitted by GVP on November 27, 2012 - 9:12am
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Manufacture Year
1966
Movement Model
5AR
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
723920
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
approx 14.5 x 9.6mm
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

14K SOLID WHITE GOLD WITH 18 DIAMONDS. NOT BEEN ABLE TO MATCH TO ANY ADVERT

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OldTicker
Posted November 27, 2012 - 9:40am

Nice one Gary...Could be a one of the La Petite, or Candlelight series, both are known to have big diamonds, solid Gold, and 23J movements.

http://www.mybulova.com/node/5056

 

DarHin
Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:52am

Gary, is anything stamped inside the case back? Also, can you provide crystal specs? Thanks.

JP
Posted November 27, 2012 - 12:26pm

This one will be defined by crystal specs IMO. Very lovely watch.

GVP
Posted November 27, 2012 - 3:00pm

Though I'd replied but its gone. The back inside has nothing. the crystal specs are approx 14.5 x 9.6mm.

You may be onto something woth the La Petite, it did come in a La Petite 23j box ((still is in it) but for some reason I decided it probably wasn't a la petite as had not seen many solid gold.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 29, 2012 - 6:47am

Le Petite may just be a good call....but for now its Unkown for me.

Amazing watch.

bobbee
Posted November 29, 2012 - 7:33am

Stunning.

Are you sure about the diamond count Gary? There looks to be 7 round the lower half of the bezel, and either 6 or 7 on each "lug-end", if the very tip has a tiny diamond, as it looks like it has to me.

If so, 19 or 21 diamonds.

Unknown.

GVP
Posted November 29, 2012 - 7:40am

Yes, there are 4 on the bottom, 7 on the bezel and 7 on the top. 

 

bobbee
Posted November 29, 2012 - 8:00am

Sorry Gary, I can see now I REALLY looked! Really looks very unusual, could be a Duchess or a Marquise model.

William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:04pm

Unknown....too many good "possibilities" for me to pick one based on charactoristics shared between these choices.  Beautiful

Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2012 - 5:57am

Beautiful but Unknown, maybe Unknown, "Beauty" Variant?