Bulova 1966 Beau Brummel

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10k Gold filled Diamond Excellency, if i am wrong feel free to correcrt me, im looking for as much info on this watch as i can, it was my mothers grandfathers. On the back it's a M6 I know it looks like M9 but it's not... not sure why the picture did that when it uploaded.

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KGBirk 1966 Bulova Diamond Excellency 11 16 2014
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Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted November 14, 2014 - 8:24am

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Welcome to myBulova KGBirk, this is a beautiful watch. I think you're most fortunate to have such a wonderful keepsake from your great grandfather. Diamond Excellency model watches were made for 5 or so years in the mid sixties, I think this is the first version. This one was also available in white gold.

My vote for ID is Diamond Excellency.

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 4:15pm

Thank you for your feedback, it means alot. Ive seen a user on this site have it in the white gold, that is where i got the idea of attempting to ID it Diamond Excellecncy. Thank you again for the feedback, we are very happy to hear it!

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 5:21pm

Oh that was yours, :p Dooop!

Posted November 14, 2014 - 9:11am

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I would say 1966 Diamond Excellency as item E on advert from 1967


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 4:18pm

very cool! that's it! thank you.

1955mercury's picture
Posted November 14, 2014 - 10:15am

Hi KGBirk. Knowing this Bulova has been in your family for 3 generations is fascinating. I think it might be a 1969 instead of a 1966. Isn't that "M9" stamped on the case back? If so, that would make it a 1969. I think the serial number starts with a "Z" instead of "1". I'm curious about the numbers scribed on the case back. That must have been something important that your great grandfather needed to remember. Looks like 7 digits. What could it be?

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 4:33pm

I know it's not the best photo, I uploaded the wrong one, but it is M6 i'm 100% sure of that. Looking at the serial # it's definitely a "I" ( i ) but thank for your feedback, we believe the number etched on back might have been his drivers license number but were not sure. We think it was given for his retirement of the company he worked for Seal Test Dairy or given to my great uncle once he got back from vietnam... were leaning towards a retirement gift from his company. It's nice getting all the feedback on this watch. thank you again.

1955mercury's picture
Posted November 14, 2014 - 7:12pm

I see the "M6" now that I look at the darker photo. That number would drive me nuts until I figured out what it was. It might be the combination to the safe where he hid all his gold.

KGBirk's picture
Posted November 15, 2014 - 8:21pm

haha highly doubtful but that would be nice

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William Smith
Posted November 15, 2014 - 2:30pm

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1966 Diamond Excellency