Bulova 1965 Diamond Excellency

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Crystal Details: 
GS CMY308-33A 23.8 x 22.2mm
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



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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted October 28, 2012 - 7:32pm

please don't say the 'EXCELLENCE COLLECTION' is the same as the 'EXCELLENCY SERIES' as the 'DIAMOND EXCELLENCY' is a part of the 'EXCELLENCE COLLECTION'

ad is Dated 1967

Posted October 28, 2012 - 7:56pm

Do we have any Excellency series watches dated after 1966?...or after 1960?? No, but we do have many that are part of the "Excellency Collection"...Go back and re-read this post and the post linked at the top of the thread, It looks like you were the one Mark, that could not accept the fact that this watch was a "Excellency" of some sort, in your words,

"Can't be an 'EXCELLENCY' Greg, the Jewel count is wrong.

The GS Crystal pack is indicating the Glass fits Case # 2687 and the 'EXCELLENCY' D.

They are not one and the same.

'EXCELLENCY' - 21 Jewels."

The case on this one is closed, it now has a name, and as I stated earlier, another myth, opinion, or belief is put to bed by fact.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted October 28, 2012 - 8:01pm

ExcellencE collection Greg, not Excellency - there's a difference.

We do see several Watches of this era named 'DIAMOND'

Diamond Dream, Diamond Empress, Diamond Goddess. Diamond Excellency is not indicating that the subject is a part of the Excellency Series it's merely a model name, a part of the Excellence Collection.


bobbee's picture
Posted November 6, 2012 - 2:22pm

Hairs can be split ad infinitum, but the fact remains that this watch is as it is named, Diamond EXCELLENCY,quack, quack. And why NOT say the Excellence Collection is part of the Excellency range? It seems like natural progession, like evolution. Also, there are two pics of this model on page three of this thread, with "Excellency" printed on the dial in a style we have seen on other Excellency models. It's an Excellency, it's got 17 jewels. Get over it.

EDIT:- Since finding new evidence in new ads, the "Excellence Collection" has nothing to do with the model names, as this "sticker" is used with other models, as with this 1969 ad and many other new ads.

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William Smith
Posted October 28, 2012 - 10:41pm

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Looks like we are getting close to enough votes that it's almost a Diamond Excellency "C".  These new ads are great! 

bobbee's picture
Posted November 6, 2012 - 1:07pm

Are any more votes coming in for this one?

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William Smith
Posted November 6, 2012 - 4:47pm

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Could someone- any member with time/desire- summarize the votes to date?  It's kinda hard to remember how folks have voted up till now, what with all the lively discussion- but can be done. I've read "Finnigan's Wake", "The Stranger", and "The Fall", and they were easier to summarize than this thread....LOL  I have since become a card-carrying member of the PPPP (Please Put Protmanteau in its Place).

I'm voting for Diamond Excellency "C" , but would only give two ticks if published as such.
If published as base/generic Diamond Excellency", I'd give three ticks, but feel it doesn't convey as much information as my first choice, even with a two tick rating.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 6, 2012 - 5:07pm


The model name does not appear in the current model list.

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William Smith
Posted November 6, 2012 - 5:39pm

Club 5000Panel Member

If we are having difficulties getting enough "votes" to publish this (and other) watch(es), perhaps we could consider "counting" my vote of "Diamond Excellency "C" as generic "Diamond Excellency", and the variant stuff could be worked out later?  By definition, a Diamond Excellency "C" is a member of the base/generic "Diamond Excellency" model series.  Would this help things along? 
Made up example: 
2 votes "Diamond Excellency"

2 votes "Dianomd Excellency C"

2 votes "Unknown". 
In this made-up example, we are at a stalemate.  To get it published, we count the two variant votes among the generic vote of which they are a member....

Just a thought...  The variant stuff seems to make the ID'ing process more work, but may also give more information (although information resulting in a two tick tentative from me regardless).

bobbee's picture
Posted November 6, 2012 - 5:54pm

Diamond Excellency.