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Bulova 1972 Diamond Empress

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01

Manufacture Year: 

1972

Movement Model: 

Unknown

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

200836

Case shape: 

Oval

Additional Information

14 K , 10 diamonds. Checked by Jeweler. Needs a winder. Was only worn a few times. I am not confident enough to open the watch myself for any more information. The number on the face is 23.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch 08/26/2012
Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 26, 2012 - 9:09pm

The 10AN will be incorrect for this watch. Can you please check again and update the listing. Having all the correct details will help the panel make a correct model identification.

Thanks!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:11pm

The latest ads on site for similar Ladies pieces are Dated 1968 and 1969.

The 1969 ad shows a 'DIAMOND EMPRESS' http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1969_1... which looks close.

"14K Case" and "10 Diamonds" in the descriptive text of the ad being a strong clue to the ID as the Owner states the subject Watch  has 10 Diamonds set in the 14k bezel possibly making the Watch a part of the same Model line?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:42pm

Case lugs are a slight variant, but Diamond Empress works for me. Good find Mark.

meb1957
Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:14am

Thank you so much for the information provided so far. I am not sure of the 10 NA , it was more of a guess. As I stated before I am not willing to open the back of this watch myself. I will attempt to get it to a jeweler again. I know it was gift to my Mother from my Father. She was not a showy person so never wore it unless it was a very special occasion. Unfortunately my Mother was a watch winding maniac. It was always what usually sent her usual Timex to their graves.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:50am

The Watch itself is much too small to contain a 10 linge Movement - more likely a 5 - 7 linge.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 29, 2012 - 2:06pm

The dial marked 23 is an indication the dial originally sold w/ a 23 jewel movement.

meb1957
Posted August 30, 2012 - 1:40pm

Maybe I heard the Jewler wrong. It has been a few years ago so it could also be my memory. Thank you for your information!

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 30, 2012 - 2:06pm

it also could be it doesn't have house the movement that originally came with the dial too. Movements were sometimes swapped if/when the price of service was equal to or more than another movement sitting on the jewelers bench. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 31, 2012 - 6:14am

Thoughts on the model PMs?

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 31, 2012 - 7:27am

Unknown, although similar to Diamond Empress by style, not close by visual.  If it got ID'ed as Diamond Empress I'd go with one tick for unconfirmed....