Bulova 1947 Her Excellency "A"

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
6BK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
H-480724
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10K GF, from what I can determine

C:1947-51.

Having trouble to downsize the pic size to work with your site...UGH...!!

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 9, 2016 - 9:50pm

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There are a number of free online tools you can use to help reduce the file size and dimensions of your images. It helps having images suitable for the web, otherwise pages can take ages to load.

If you continue to have issues trying to resize your images please send them to admin@mybulova.com and I'll resize them for you.

Stephen

Jatco
Posted September 9, 2016 - 10:00pm

Thx....

I'll work on it...!!

mybulova_admin
Posted September 24, 2016 - 6:08am

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Any update. If not I'll need to remove this watch entry.

Jatco
Posted September 24, 2016 - 11:47am

Msg sent to Geoff with additional pics for resizing help...

TIA...

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 24, 2016 - 11:58pm

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What is stamped in back case and movement. There should be a date code there somewhere.

Jatco
Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:20pm

..Hello again...

Now that the pics have been resized and uploaded, thank you, you can see the markings on the movement, ie, 6BK and  21  jewels.  It may be hard to see in this photo, unless enlarged, but above the top left gear, at the lug, reads 'Adjusted' and to the left of that gear, above the 6BK, reads  47 Swiss (upsided down to the '47'..). as stamped.  As to the inside of the case back, as pictured, is pretty much all I can discern, using a lupe.. There's a fair bit of corrosion along the perimeter of the inside of the case back, but I wouldnt expect a 'stamp' along there.  I was able to pick up this, '3765Z 1968(?) ..hand ingraved, (not factory stamped).,which I suspect would be a 'service date' by whoever did it, then.  The outside back of the case reads H480724.

The watch is in for repairs, so when I get it back, I'll open it up, (if not at the watchmaker..), to see if I can find any more info..

Thanks for your interest....

Regards 

Andersok
Posted September 25, 2016 - 2:05pm

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Looks mostly like the Her Excellency 'A', 1948 ad

Don't think we have seen this movement in the 21 jewel configuration before.

 

Jatco
Posted September 25, 2016 - 2:41pm

That...Andersok.. Is the watch.. as depicted in the 1948 ad..!!

As I mentioned to Geoff, in a seperate email....

".Hello Geoff...and thanks for your message and help.. etc....--- 

I've attached a couple for consideration.. unfortunately, I didnt get a good shot of the face...and the watch is in for repairs as we speak.  After a fair bit of searching..this could be, possibly, 'Her Excellency''model (1947'ish) or 'American Girl' ??.."

.

So, I do believe Andersok, you've found the model..  As to the 21 Jewel configuration..- could it be because it was of the European  market of then..?? -  It is a friend's watch from her 'Nonna', back  from Italy at the time...??  

mybulova_admin
Posted September 29, 2016 - 6:49am

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Your watch is a nice match for the Bulova Her Excellency 'A', which came standard with a 21 jewel movement. This case design in 10Kt Gold Filled matches that of the 'A' variant.

Looking forward to getting some newer pictures when you get the watch back.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 30, 2016 - 4:15am

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Nice little ladies watch Thomas, I agree that it's the "Her Excellency A" model. I think all Excellency models (His and Hers) had 21 Jewel movements. Thanks for sharing it.