Bulova 1970 Dior

Submitted by TwZ4 on February 25, 2021 - 6:10am
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Firstly Hello from the UK .I bought this on a well known online auction about 12 years ago from a seller in the UK but it had no information apart from it was Bulova Dior so I took a risk because I liked it  and then put it away in a draw . It is in working condition . I am hoping it is gold but I cannot see any hallmarks and therefore a bit concerned it may be a copy . The pattern on the bag matches the pattern on the front of the watch . I am presuming it is a press fit back but do not want to take the risk of damaging it trying to open if it isn`t . I cannot see a gap anywhere to fit in a case opener . From what I have read the Dior range was during the 70`s so that is why I have put 1970 as a date . I have contacted Hemsleys in Canada but they were unable to help . I have searched the internet including this site but have not found anything the same . I hope you will be able to help me . Thank you .

Front from side view
Bag with same detail as on front of watch and Hemsleys box  in same colour .
Posted February 25, 2021 - 7:51pm

Found this is in 1970-Mid_LineBook_BAWD0199 Pg 23.

Would ID as a Bulova Dior Pendant.

1970 Bulova Dior Pendant

Also lists the movement as a 10EB, which case model number 7949.

Posted February 26, 2021 - 5:50am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

That`s great news .  I have a couple of questions for you if you don`t mind .

Is there any information to say that it comes with the chain as I do not have that ?

I am presuming that it is a press fit back would that be correct ?

Thank you




Geoff Baker
Posted February 25, 2021 - 9:29pm

What a wonderful little watch - congratulations! 

1970 Bulova Dior Pendant

Posted February 26, 2021 - 5:53am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yes it definitely caught my eye and I am so happy that it has been identified .

Thank you 



Posted February 28, 2021 - 12:11am

what a fine Bulova timepiece, the gold is probably rolled yellow gold 10K, you should bring it to a jeweler to open it, there certainly would be more information inside the base cover back surface and on the mechanism. 

It would tell you how many jewels, and you might see some service repair info with dates, did you try winding it? 

Thank you for sharing this. it's great.


Posted February 28, 2021 - 1:02pm


Hello Lisa and thank you ,

It winds and runs very smoothly I`m glad to say and has a very quiet tick . We have a very good jewelers in our nearest town but unfortunately like many small shops they are closed due to Covid . 

All the best