Bulova 1965 Diamond Excellency

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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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Posted March 22, 2012 - 11:37pm

Your case number is the same as mine - 2687. The Bulova Case Parts Catalog says they take an 11AL same as your. It also says the Bulova Crystal is #1146-2FA. I don't know about the crystal because mine doesn't have one (NOS Case).

I still don't understand this diamond edge crystal. Does it have a special ring to go with it?

Posted March 22, 2012 - 11:49pm

No, it has a faceted cut along the sides of the crystal, when I post the photos of the crystal packet & Black Diamond/White Gold model, I will try to show a side photo of the crystal

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Posted April 9, 2012 - 3:18am

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.

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2012 - 10:16am

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So IMO a tentative ID based on crystal detail confusion. 

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted April 15, 2012 - 12:50pm

The GS Crystal is shown to fit 3 Cases.



and the



DarHin's picture
Posted April 15, 2012 - 1:03pm

1146E-2 is the Bulova crystal #. 2687 is the case #.

Without an ad, Excellency D may or may not be the 2687 case.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 2:47pm

I disagree.

If the Glass were for the 'EXCELENCY' 'D' only the 'EXCELLENCY' 'D' would be the only model listed on the GS packet.

The package is showing the Crystal fits 3 Models - Tickers Case number being one of them.


Bulova Glass # 1146E-2 would fit Case number 1146.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 1:34pm

Oh, and it's a cushion shaped case, not tonneau.

Posted April 15, 2012 - 2:32pm

Cushion is not a option in the drop-down list...Other is, so it will have to do for now...

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 3:41pm

Square Case ?


Any way You look at it the 'EXCELLENCY' series of Watches was Bulova's best of the best.

21 Jeweled Movements and higher.