Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
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!

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bobbee
Posted January 12, 2013 - 5:09pm

Great watches, Greg.

Glad you got the display up and running properly, you got a real bargain there!

Why not ask Will or admin if they can tell you how to upload a video clip of the display in action?

Both have uploaded clips before on site.

bourg01
Posted January 12, 2013 - 5:09pm

Panel Member

I'd go with Diamond Excellency, The ad says it all. Nice watch OT.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 12, 2013 - 5:28pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Ditto on the DE. Way too cool!
Video wise it's best to upload to YouTube and then add a link here to it.

JP
Posted January 12, 2013 - 5:58pm

Panel Member

Ditto on DE

plainsmen
Posted January 13, 2013 - 2:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yep... DE

Geoff Baker
Posted January 13, 2013 - 6:47am

Club 5000Panel Member

Greg that watch is grand, I'll ID it as a DE as well.