His Excellency

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
SS
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8147235
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

My Wife found this one out shopping. She was very excited that it was still working. Looks to be from 1927-28 time period similar to the Magnolia.

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1928 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1947 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AA
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello everyone. 

Greetings from Ireland.

As far as this Bulova is concerned I sadly have very little information. 

It was given to my Father shortly before my Grandaunt passed away. She died 23 years ago. My Father believes she bought it in Philadelphia, while she was working there as a Nurse. This would have been around 1940.  However I have no way to know if that is true or not.

I'm very curious to identify the model, and perhaps put an age to the watch.

Any information you may have to help is greatly appreciated. 

Two of my photos were too large to upload. So here I will write the markings as seen on inside of the extension clasp. "Kreisley Quality"

USA PAT 2.064760 

 

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1940 Bulova his Excellency AA watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
027844
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
SUC RMS 128-19
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

White gf His Excellency. Not original band. The band that was on it was a stainless flex band in poor shape that may or may not be original. The crystal was cracked so I replaced it.  I'm not sure how to transfer the picture but it's on the 6th page of 1948 adds. Shown in yellow gf with a tan or light brown strap.

 

 

 

 

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1948 1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
UU
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3155126
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Gabled? Two planes that meet at 3 and 9. Crystal replaced with identical style 2014.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova His Excellency, 1950 date with 1949 movement, black printed face with gilt numerals, hands, and 10K gld-filled case. Relpacement band? Model VV, I think, although it has gilt numerals, not black printed ones.

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1950 His Excellency VV
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
KK
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1659095
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Slanted up and down
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Got this at an estate sale and it came with a box. Amazing condition watch, dial looks near perfect, haven't tested the diamonds although I assume they're real? 

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1950 Bulova His Excellency KK watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1947 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7150540
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.6 x 21.54
Additional Information: 

1947 bulova   

case inside - Bulova Fifth Ave, New York

Not sure of it's age or model

A drop of lube and it is running for now / will need a thorough cleaning and service

needs crystal.  I have never ordered one for this type of watch so any advice /leads is appreciated

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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 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.: 
9621939
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.4mm x 22mm
Additional Information: 

I am not sure of the year or model.

Just gave the movement a full clean and service, replaced all neccessary(broken) parts,  pulled case apart cleaned and re-set crystal .I believe it is 100% original. 

The crown  ?

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

Bulova 1958 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
10BP
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
D015653
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

First off, sorry about the pics. The picture size limits here are strict and my photo resizer for my Note is not very good. I have what I think is part of the "His Excellency " collection.  Am I right? Got this for $20 at a thrift shop. May need a new crystal and will need a service. Fully wound, this thing ran for a total 43 hrs and 40 mins and 3 minutes slow. Not bad!!

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1958 Bulova His Excellency watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch

Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
SS
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8102661
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1948 Bulova His Excellency 'SS'

Case is 10k Gold Filled dated to 48, etched roman numerals inside case of VI VI I match last three of s/n; dial has gilt markers and looks to have had a re-dial at some point (notch at 3, and Bulova print looks a bit fat); 21-jewel 7AK movement is dated 47; Kreisler band looks period, but not sure if it is original.

Snippet from 1947 ad

1948 example from database

 

 

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AndersoK_1948HisExcellencySS
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 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.: 
2094022
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.75X21.75 GLASS
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case back:10KGOLD FILLED,BULOVA,A9 and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK.

Dial:signed BULOVA Excellency,has applied gold numbers and gold hands

Movement:10BH 21 jewel movement is also dated 1949 (A9)

Crown:unsigned

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