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Bulova 1967 Diamond Excellency

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I would appreciate some help here.  Not sure of year made and cannot find the "J" symbol that is on this watch anywhere in the ID guides on this site or via Google.  Wondering what year this was made, I think it's a men's watch.  Possibly origin?  It was my grandfather's, WWII era, could be from just about anywhere...he was on a US Navy destroyer and traveled all over.  Found a few similar-looking watches on Google searches, noted as 17JL for those.  I have pictures of the face of the watch, but doesn't seem that I can crop it down small enough to be below the 250kb size restrict on this site and still see the face in full.....suggestions there?  There are 2 jewels that I see on this watch at the 3 and 9, but there was no choice in the drop-down for 2 jewels.  Thank you.

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neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted August 6, 2018 - 2:05pm

Welcome to mybulova! M7 is 1967. We need more photos of the watch showing full view of front, the full case back and movement if possible. I just corrected date to 1967 for you. Private message me or email (preferred and easier) the photos and I will resize them and add. I will PM you my personal email.

The number of jewels refers to friction point jewels in the movement, rather than "bling" on the face. I suspect the watch is 17J. and most likely a "Diamond Excellency", but at this point , that is a complete guess.

Posted August 6, 2018 - 2:05pm

Just emailed two pictures, thanks.

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Posted August 6, 2018 - 2:21pm

Perfect. It's a 

1967 Bulova Diamond Excellency.

If movement is original, it's a 17 Jewel. Diamonds on face are real. Band appears to be original to the watch as purchased new.

We have debated this watch before, but can't verify a variant designation. If it was yellow gold it would be a Diamond Excellency "E". We have yet to pin down a letter for white gold. 


I love heirloom watches, they are the best.

Posted August 6, 2018 - 2:23pm

That is great, thank you.  I was very proud to receive it over the weekend.  I was hoping it would be a quick ID on this site. 

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Kathy L.
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Posted August 6, 2018 - 3:08pm

I agree with 1967 Bulova Diamond Excellency.  Very nice heirloom for you to have.  Looks like the original band as well.  

Geoff Baker
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Posted August 8, 2018 - 5:01am

This is a nice watch, I like this model. Looks like it's still sporting the original band. Congrats on having this wonderful keepsake from your grandfather. If you plan to use it, I recommend a professional service first.

1967 Bulova Diamond Excellency.


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Posted August 8, 2018 - 5:21am

1967 Bulova Diamond Excellency

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Posted August 8, 2018 - 6:15am

Diamond Excellency

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Reverend Rob
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Posted August 8, 2018 - 11:30am

1967 Diamond Excellency works for me.