Bulova 1977 -Unknown

Submitted by mybulova_admin on February 21, 2021 - 12:19am
Manufacture Year
1977
Movement Model
5BD
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

25 Years Service watch in amazing condition. I don't think Mary wore this watch much at all. Original cord band with safety chain. Case is embedded with a total of 8 gorgeous diamonds.

I believe this is part of the "Diamond Dream" series.

NORTHWESTERN
BELL
MARY DROUCHAS
25 YEARS
12 - 17 - 77

FOR SALE
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 22, 2021 - 12:21pm

Great watch, love the inscription. Unfortunately, so far I come up empty on this one

1977 Unknown

Geoff Baker
Posted February 24, 2021 - 9:34pm

I don't see anything in the Line Books referencing "Diamond Dream"

1977 Bulova Unknown

mybulova_admin
Posted February 25, 2021 - 12:07am

I've had this watch for a while and cannot recall from where or how I came to the conclusion that it was a Diamond Dream.

Happy to ID as Unknown for now until I find the information I must have one had. 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 25, 2021 - 5:06am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I seem to remember an ad showing multiple watches with the heading "Diamond Dream", but for the life of me can't find it.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 25, 2021 - 9:17pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

"Diamond Dream" is a name used in the mid 1960's. I found several in 1966 Line Book BAWD0163.

LisaD
Posted February 26, 2021 - 9:41pm

I emailed the site an ad with the name of the group of ladies diamond watches from 1961, the dream word seems more of a marketing inspiration than a Bulova group of model watches.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 1, 2021 - 6:42pm

In reply to by LisaD

Lisa, I removed the links to the external site as that link will eventually end up a dead link.

Here is a local copy of the advert that we have on site in the full vintage adverts under 1961

1961 Bulova Advert

mybulova_admin
Posted March 1, 2021 - 6:47pm

In reply to by LisaD

I think that's close, but there are 2 major differences.

  1. 17 jewels vs 23 jewels
  2. 10K Gold Plate vs Solid Gold.

The case shape and diamond combination alone may be good enough to put this in the same model grouping as the Diamond Goddess....Im just not sure.