Bulova 1947 His Excellency

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48 (A8)
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Straight edge high non domed
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10K Rose RGF with 1/20 10K RoseRGF top  Scissors type expansion band. Signed dial, case back, case interior, movement. Movement marked 7AK 21j USA. Light wear, scratches, near perfect crystal, dial shows patina ,high  wear. Improper minute hand (gold but should be blued as the minute and sec) . Sub dial seconds fully obscuer '6' Runs strong keepts good time (+-3-4 min per 24hr) watch sets and winds well but movement has NOT been serviced. Any other defects will be noted as discovered

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WatchCrystals.net's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 8:10am

P.S. Also See:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-other-1677

shooter144's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 11:36am

Ugggg........So is the consensus that its a President or an Excellency SS with the 7AK 21J...

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Posted March 5, 2011 - 11:47am

My crystal has a smooth roll or curve from the flat face to the sides if that helps Scott...opening is 17.50mmx21.50mm President then???

shooter144's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 11:52am

Credit where credit is due the photos top to bottom..My Great Grandfathers brother at his storefront South Bend In circa 1926 , My grandparents with the brand new lead sled 1955 , My Father, Great Lakes Naval training center Chicago 1969

Posted March 12, 2011 - 2:35am

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I'm going to call it as a 'His Excellency'. Rose Gold and exact dial and hands configuration.

1948 Bulova His Excellency


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Posted March 12, 2011 - 5:33am


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Posted March 12, 2011 - 12:30pm

Yes that looks perfect..Ill re tag it. Thanxs all !!!

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 9:59pm

Have a white Gold as well...

Posted July 23, 2011 - 7:26am

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So now you'll need a yellow one.

Posted July 23, 2011 - 7:24am

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Hi Wayne, Sorry but the case was not used for the Duncan. If you look closely you will see the distinct differences in the bezel and the lugs. The Duncan doesn't have raised shoulders on the lugs and is a 14K gold case. I tried to a picture here but can't so I'll post the watch for you to view.

My vote on this is "Excellency" noteing the fonts on the dial mostly.