Bulova 1925 Du Barry

Submitted by plainsmen on October 14, 2020 - 8:10pm
Manufacture Year
1925
Movement Model
J8
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
16282
Case Serial No.
0
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Other
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Wow.... like... wow... this is not my watch but I got permission from a seller to show it off.  Wow... 18K Platinum and gold... 

Belais case manufacturer.  

Diamonds... sapphires...  just gorgeous!

I believe we have the 1925 "5701" aka Bulova Du Barry

1925 Bulova "5701" ad

1925 Bulova Du Barry Overall

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1925 Bulova Du Barry Front
1925 Bulova Du Barry Right
1925 Bulova Du Barry Movement
1925 Bulova Du Barry Case
1925 Bulova Du Barry Back
1925 Bulova Du Barry ad
JimDon5822
Posted October 14, 2020 - 11:41pm

Not a cheap watch in its day.  1925 Bulova Dubarry looks to be a match.  

Geoff Baker
Posted October 15, 2020 - 10:06pm

She's a real beauty.....1925 Bulova DuBarry

mybulova_admin
Posted October 16, 2020 - 3:50am

Lug points are different from the  5701 and DuBurry. Could be a 5701-S, the the -S and -F usually specifying the addition of a lug extension.

Whilst the main case design is the same, the overall design is different. It might be possible that the lug extensions are a custom build, but that would mean removing the original wire lugs, and I cannot see any original mount marks.

My feeling is that it is a 5701 or DuBurry (depending on the date) WITH custom lugs attached by a skilled jeweller to accommodate a more modern cord band.  

plainsmen
Posted October 16, 2020 - 10:34am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I noticed the lugs as well... colorwise almost seem different gold?

What do we think about the  case manufacturer Steve?  That case seems too close to not be legit?

Kathy L.
Posted October 16, 2020 - 1:01pm

She is a beauty!!  Different lugs, maybe a year/name change?

neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 16, 2020 - 4:01pm

Nice watch to be sure. I'm also of the mindset it's a

1925 Du Barry of undetermined stock/model number (variant), noting lug variation from ad.