Bulova 1948 His Excellency

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7 AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8974844
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
W*C P10MA215 175
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10K Gold Filled Case measures 37.5mm lug to lug x 21mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Square Hour markers, Bulova signature and sub Dial register are printed in Black, no Minutes register is visible.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

 

vintage display ad Dated 1949.

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Gerard
Posted February 21, 2012 - 1:21pm

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 2:35pm

Nice catch Gerard!

'HIS EXCELLENCY' is a good call although the Dial differs from the 'F'

Thank You.

Gerard
Posted February 21, 2012 - 3:02pm

True the dial is off. Will that put it in a subcategory like AA or whatever or change the name totally?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 21, 2012 - 3:46pm

Gerard,

The differing Dial would change the variant letter. 

Gerard
Posted February 21, 2012 - 4:30pm

I saw the dial on a different shaped case but not both together yet, allot of variants for this watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 21, 2012 - 5:05pm

Yes,

The same can be found on the 'ACADEMY AWARD' series.

 

Look closely at the Bulova '23's and 1950's 'HIS EXCELLENCY's, variants of those Models extend to 3 letter designations by the mid 1960's. - a lot of variants.

Gerard
Posted February 21, 2012 - 5:23pm

So were these watches top sellers so they did the variant thing to sell more?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 21, 2012 - 5:57pm

Exactly!

Variations of a particular Model gave more choices to the Consumer.

 

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DarHin
Posted November 21, 2012 - 2:37am

Hey Mark, are you sure that this watch takes an MA crystal? My His Excellency #9424465 takes the flat crystal and yours appears to be flat also.

*EDIT* Since I made this statement I've discovered that this watch does indeed take a Military style crystal, not flat.