Diamond Excellency

Bulova 1966 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I461921
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I BOUGHT THIS LAST YEAR AND JUST GOT IT BACK FROM THE JEWLER. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT

TERRY

Not For Sale
Terry K 1965 Bulova Diamond Excellency 11 24 2014
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J494171
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

These are the sellers pics.  I picked this up tonight.  

Looks to me like a heretofore unseen Diamond Excellency "Variant".  It's a perfect match for the round ad we have down to the diamond plating look on the bezel.  Now... if that band isn't original it's an absolute perfect match for this watch!

Not For Sale
1967 Diamond Excellency
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11BLL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J396298
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS CMY308-33A 23.8 x 22.2 mm Diamond Edge
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here is another 1967 watch with a 1970 Gold plated movement just like the tentative Banker I posted. It is identical to the other Diamond Excellency series watches I have right down to the case number and real Diamonds on the dial, but as you can see the Dial is Green and it has no sub-second provision. I have seen a couple others like this on the bay, both with Gold Plated movements, and I believe Lisa has one just like it as well on her site. I first thought it might have been a movement swap like the Banker, but with this many out there, it has to be a case (no pun intended) of Bulova using up left-over cases by fitting them with newer movements.

So this one and the Banker I just posted may be called something else in 1970...another Bulova mystery to solve...

The neat display is a motion light or "rippler" style display that photos don't do justice to, the tiny specs of light that shows through the glass changes shape and color and looks like twinkling stars when it is on...Special thanks to bobbee for the Heads up on this great display!

Not For Sale
1967 Bulova Diamond Excellency 17J 11BLL
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
J
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J460277
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Round Faceted - 25mm Glass
Additional Information: 

Case is 27.25mm Square.   Lug end to Lug end is 36mm.   10kt RGP  Marked M7.    Movement is also marked M7.    Diamonds at 3,9 and 12.     Case is only 5mm thick not including crystal.

Edit:  Triangle illusion plate at 12  and round illusion plates at 3 and 9.   Don't know if this is ladies or mens or unisex.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
E
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J899212
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Very nice watch i picked this up at a local Goodwill store for 5 bucks :-))

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11AL
Case Serial No.: 
J631347
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Diamond Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I399547
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS CMY308-33A 23.8 x 22.2mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

M6 11AL 17J Unadjusted movement, Stainless steel looking Dial with Raised markers, a Diamond at 3 & 9, Sub-seconds at 6. M6 10K  RGP case, Speidel USA Band

** update** 4-8-12

ID'd with correct crystal... http://www.mybulova.com/node/4197

**update** 10-28-2012

Correct ID supported by new ad found by bobbee Diamond Excellency "C" available in Yellow or White

 

 

Not For Sale
 M6 17J Senator Diamond Dial
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch