Bulova 1965 Beau Brummell

Submitted by esrun59 on January 18, 2021 - 12:46am
AP
Manufacture Year
1965
Movement Model
10BZC
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
H838641
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

10K White Gold Filled - M5 marking on case back and movement - 2590 stamped on case inner plus watch maker servicing marks.

Silvered dial with diamond markers with exposed balance.

Beau Brummell "II"
Movement
Case Back
Case Inner
neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2021 - 7:32am

Wow, this one is interesting! Can you confirm date code on movement? It looks to me like it might be "L1"?

Pre 1967, this watch with a matte finish dial with no cutout was a Beau Brummell and post 1967 was renamed Diamond Excellency.

The skeleton polished silver dial is something I have never seen. My initial gut reaction is that this is a "one off" jeweler modification of the dial.

esrun59
Posted January 18, 2021 - 8:27am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

There is an M5 stamped next to the "B" in Bulova, there also appears to be an M1 stamped near the end of the 'Barrel Bar' after the 'Ratchet Wheel'.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2021 - 9:35pm

The case and dial are Beau Brummell like this one although I think it only came in 17 & 21 jewel movement. I'd tag it 1965 Bulova Beau Brummell without a variant based on a possible 23 j movement. It appears the dial has been polished but configuration is original I think

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2021 - 10:13pm

Agreed, 1965 Beau Brummell, noting "non-conforming"(for lack of a better term) dial customization

Kathy L.
Posted January 19, 2021 - 9:57am

1965 Beau Brummell

Andersok
Posted January 19, 2021 - 10:22am

Likely the Beau Brummell 'AP' originally in 1965

LB128 1965

LB128_1965_BeauBrummellAOAP

 

jabs
Posted January 19, 2021 - 12:23pm

1965 Beau Brummell "AP" match