Bulova 1972 Dior "BN"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
BN
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
5 BD
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
129823
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Bulova Dior 23

14k gold case and 14k gold mesh band

Both marked and tested

3 pawn shop marks on inside of case

$5 at a garage sale  ; )

 

Not For Sale
9ballcookie 1972 Bulova Dior BN 062915
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted June 28, 2015 - 5:04am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello 9ballcookie, welcome to myBulova. What a great find this was. In the mid seventies Bulova teamed up with Christian Dior to market a line of solid gold fashion watches for men and women. This is a very nice example. I believe we would classify this as a 1972 'Dior'. Thanks for sharing it.

9ballcookie's picture
9ballcookie
Posted June 29, 2015 - 11:31pm

Thanks Geoff 

Andersok
Posted June 30, 2015 - 6:11am

Panel Member

I agree, solid 14k Bulova for $5 is quite the find. I've located a 1973 ad showing this watch as the Christian Dior 'BN', looks to be a very good match:

Geoff Baker
Posted June 30, 2015 - 6:44am

Club 5000Panel Member

Well done Ken, first time we've seen this advert.

BN it is!

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted June 30, 2015 - 3:53pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice 1972 Christian Dior "BN" with that killer Gold Bark-Textured bracelet.  The movement model entry of "square" is a typo or min-entry.

jabs
Posted July 1, 2015 - 12:44am

Panel Member

good match with 1972 Christian Dior "BN", perfect work Ken

9ballcookie's picture
9ballcookie
Posted July 1, 2015 - 10:28am

Thank you folks. Great work. Fun site, too. You are going to make me a collector!  

The square is just the shape around the 5 BD. what do I know.