Bulova 1948 Her Excellency "K"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Variant: 
K
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Model: 
6BA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
I420337
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10K Gold Filled

Not For Sale
1948 Her Excellency K Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
sambi
Posted February 7, 2016 - 6:40pm

Would anyone know the specific name and the estimated value of this particular model and whether the jewels on the face add to its value or not?  

 

jabs
Posted February 8, 2016 - 3:17am

Panel Member

Welcome sambi on myBulova, your watch looks like Her Excellency  "K" with original band

case match, dial does not match with advert , so it may be some other variant 

similar watch

sambi
Posted February 8, 2016 - 11:58am

Thank you.  Yes, I saw the ad for "Her Excellency K" with the same wristband...it's the dial I have not been able to find yet.

Andersok
Posted February 8, 2016 - 1:14pm

Panel Member

I would agree that this is the HE 'K' case and possibly the band, but the dial is not original. Looking at the BULOVA print between the 10 & 2 markers, it is not centered and looks like a heavy print - not a crisp one from the factory.

sambi
Posted February 8, 2016 - 1:49pm

Hmm, very interesting observation.  Thanks.  I see what you mean.  So is this a "fake" Bulova?  Is this non factory dial common?  

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 8, 2016 - 6:10pm

Panel Member

Possibly a dial replacement. It was common as the dials would darken or become damaged by moisture or dust incursion, and there were afternarket cases and dials that would specifically fit certain Bulova models, often with added embellishments.

sambi
Posted February 8, 2016 - 7:26pm

Thank you everyone for your great help.  So with this probable replacement dial does it still pass as an official Bulova watch?  

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1955mercury
Posted February 8, 2016 - 10:43pm

Bulova did make some ladies watches with this dial.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 9, 2016 - 10:46am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Sambi, sorry I'm a little late to the party but welcome to myBulova from me as well. I agree that the watch case indicates Her Excellency K model. We really have no way to be sure about how the dial came to be but I like it. It seems like these dials may have been dealer customizations. Relative to your value question we cannot give appraisals on watches. To answer your question about authenticity, I say yes it is authentic Bulova.

I would give this watch an Her Excellency K ID.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 9, 2016 - 10:52am

Panel Member
 

Her Excellency K works for me as well.