Bulova 1947 His Excellency "AA"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
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 

 

Not For Sale
1940 Bulova his Excellency AA watch
1947 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2017 - 5:31am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Hazel, welcome to myBulova. I think you are most fortunate to have this wonderful watch from your father. Bulova made this watch sometime in the mid to late 1940's. The name is ether "Princeton" or "His Excellency" based on the exact year of the piece. Princeton and His Excellency were both advertised with a dial similar to your watch The serial number on the case back and/or the date code on the movement would help us determine the exact year of manufacture and thus the name.

Princeton Advert here

His Excellency Advert here

 

jabs
Posted January 24, 2017 - 7:12am

Panel Member

You a quick Geoff :) I agree with you

Until 1946, these watches are known as Princeton since as His Excellence

HazelF it would be good to look at the designations on the bottom of the case

mybulova_admin
Posted January 25, 2017 - 9:26pm

Club 5000Panel Member

There should be a serial number of the back case. Could you please check and advise as that would help date the watch.

HazelF
Posted February 5, 2017 - 6:10pm

Hi all. Thank you so much for your information. I've located the serial number.

The number is:733789

HazelF
Posted February 5, 2017 - 6:10pm

Hi all. Thank you so much for your information. I've located the serial number.

The number is:733789

jabs
Posted February 6, 2017 - 5:01am

Panel Member

OK, in this case is my vote 1937 His Excellency "AA"

Geoff Baker
Posted February 6, 2017 - 5:06am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello Jaroslav, I wonder if you meant 1947?

jabs
Posted February 6, 2017 - 6:05am

Panel Member

haha of course 1947, it slid down my hand

Andersok
Posted February 6, 2017 - 7:59am

Panel Member

I agree with 1947 His Excellency. Is the case yellow or white gold?

HazelF
Posted February 6, 2017 - 9:07am

Yellow Gold. 10 K.