His Excellency

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
UU
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8663190
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.5mm x 17.5mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this to be a 1948 His Excellency "UU" based on available reference material on this site. The supporting advert is from a March 1948 newspaper in Pennsylvania.

This example suggests the watch was well worn and probably well loved by the previous owner having wear to the case and expansion band, wear through at the corners of the caseback and four to five jeweler's marks inside the caseback.

I confirmed the watch will wind and run; however, complete servicing is pending. The blued hands can be turned counterclockwise, but attempts to turn the hands clockwise resulted in the stem becoming loose and would probably come free from the movement.

The crystal has a convex profile. The supporting advert as do most others reflect a pitched profile. 

Signed Bulova: dial, caseback outside and inside, movement.

The unsigned crown measures 5.33mm (digital caliper).

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1948 Bulova His Excellency UU watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
II
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8194374
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1948 Excelleny?

Caseback: 10K GOLD FILLED  BULOVA and serial number (white gold)

Inside caseback: BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

Movement is 21 jewel 7AK dated 1947 (47)

Dial is golden colour with black painted numbers Bulova name , minute and secondstrack. Notch at the 12 indicates a redial at some point. Blued hour and minute hands (missing the seconds hand as received).

Crystal measures 17.35x21.75 mm (measured inside the case) curved in one direction.

 

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1948 Bulova His Excellency II watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
NN
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1640183
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

His Excellency NN

1950 Case / 1949 Movement

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1950 Bulova His Excellency NN watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
XX
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2056793
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi there,

I know this watch to have been purchased as new in New York by my great-uncle. At some point it was given to my great-aunt in Castletownbere in the west of Ireland (circa 1960's) and has come down the line through my father to myself here in Dublin. It keeps accurate time.    I would appreciate members comments or any updates on my spec.   Many thanks, Kevin.
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His Excellency "XX" 1949, Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
NN
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9523182
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Completely original, 10KT yellow gold filled case, 7AK  21-Jewel movement dated 48, original Kreisler bracelet.  Inside of case is etched w9/49.

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1949] Bulova His Excellency NN watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
LL
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
L0
Case Serial No.: 
4399942
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Glass domed in center - no facets
Additional Information: 

1951 His Excellency and believed to be an "LL". Raised gold numbers on a single color dial. Movement marked L0 and case marked L1. 10K plated with a gold plated back.

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
XX
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4745822
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Looks like a 1951 His Excellency "XX" to me. It's housed in what appears to be the original clam shell case with booklet as found in an estate; according to the watchmaker I purchased it from. Gold plated back and movement marked "L1". Keeps perfect time.

I find it quite odd that there are currently 9 HE XX examples in the database; one is a 1948 and the other 8 are 1949. Thought I would add a 1951 for good measure. 

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1951 Bulova His Excellency XX watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AA
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9208760
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Movement Dated '47, case s/n starts with a 9, so 1949? His Excellency AA. A few superficial light scratches on crystal. Case, face and hands exceptional. No plating wear. Unrestored as found with  a NOS  brown Lizard band added by me. Originally branded as the Princeton until 1947, when it became the His Excellency AA.

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BH
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2191355
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
appears original
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Anyone ever seen one of these before? Based on this ad, it would appear to be a 1949 (case and movement) His Excellency "XX" white gold plate variant sporting yellow gold gilt numerals and hands. Signed 4 times.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-1...

Ad makes no mention of face color choice (black vs. silvered), so is this an XX standard configuration for the variant "V54R 1005 White", or something else? Watch is pretty good physical condition but a non-runner. Appears to have a bad balance staff or related jewel. Mounted on a crispy leather band as found.

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
DD
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8088084
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1947 His Excellency "DD" in literally spotless condition on what could possibly be the original leather band. If band isn't factory original, it is proper period and worn a couple times at the most. Caseback has an unusual engraving on it that looks like a snail shell and 2 leaves. Appears this watch was a treasured gift that was kept in a drawer and only admired instead of being worn.

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1947 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
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