Bulova 1961 Diamond Dream "A"

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Good morning,

Am looking for information about the exact year, make of this watch. I've searched for other Bulova watches that have a W on the case, but cannot locate. I appreciate your expertise in this area

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 8:07am

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I think these watches are Diamond Dream "A" like this one

year of production is 1961 (M1 on back case) and movement probably is 6CF (the image is inaccurate and can not be read)

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 29, 2017 - 10:56am

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Looks like a Diamond Dream to me.

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Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:53pm

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I agree with Diamond Dream; color of watch looks to be yellow gold, and the "A" variant would match. White gold versions had the "B" variant.

Posted June 29, 2017 - 7:06pm

Thank you all for your input. I'm new at this and am not sure what all the markings mean.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 30, 2017 - 6:36am

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Hello debramm, welcome to myBulova. I agree that your watch is called Diamond Dream. Thanks for sharing it!

After about 1949 Bulova date coded watches with an alphanumeric code, one letter and one number. "M" designates the decade of 1960 and "1" is the year within the decade (1961 in your case). Prior to 1949 Bulova used a symbol to designate the production year. One of the wonderful things about Bulova watches is that once the year is determined we can find advertisements close to that period to match names.

We always recommend a professional service if you plan to wear the watch. It makes sure the watch will still be running 60 years from now.