Bulova 1968 Beau Brummel "AL"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Variant: 
AL
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
j133733
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this watch is a 1968 beau brumell,with a 14k white gold case,and 20 diamond face. It is marked 30 jewels and self winding on the face. On the back it is marked waterproof,14k gold case,shock resistant,and anti magnetic.Other than a few scuffs on the crystal, the watch looks and performs as new. The entire watch is original and was sitting in a gold and silver buyers case with other watches he had bought from customers over the years.(He thought it was stainless steel and thus had no melt value or he would have scrapped it for the gold content!)

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bobbee
Posted April 1, 2014 - 4:35pm

1968 ad does not specify case composition for this variant. It could be the "AL", or the ad might be for a yellow gold model, so the last letter in the variant could be "K" or "M" in that case.

Beautiful watch, you are very lucky!

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 1, 2014 - 5:27pm

Panel Member

Beau Brummel, beautiful watch. 

Balto
Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:16pm

Thank you. Any idea how to find production numbers?

JP
Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:58pm

Panel Member

Beau Brummel

Geoff Baker
Posted April 2, 2014 - 5:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Balto, welcome to my Bulova. It's a fine looking watch and I agree that it's a Beau Brummel. Regarding production numbers, we have no way of knowing. It is possible that Bulova would still have them but I doubt they would.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 5, 2014 - 7:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

Great watch and totally agree on the ID. We don't see too many of these beauties!

Ahh production numbers....probably a question that we'll never be able to answer unless someone at Bulova HQ finds that missing key to the vault :-)

Bulova Beau Brummel "AL"

Balto
Posted April 5, 2014 - 11:40am

Thanks to all for your info. and comments.Off to find another lost treasure!

 

 

 

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William Smith
Posted June 2, 2015 - 2:07pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Spring 1964 price list has 84 variants, going out to three letter variants.  There is no AL, AM or AK in those lists.  Sure is an AL by 1968 (Bobbee's ad).  
I'm at tentative for the current AL ID, as I'm pretty sure the yellow vs white (if it were available in both) had different variant letters, and the ad doesn't state gold color.