Bulova 1948 His Excellency "EE"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
EE
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9642612
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1940- 48 BULOVA "President." 21Jewels, 10 karat gold filled case. At least Five models were produced in this case style from 1940 through 1948, apparently? Perhaps with a lull in "civilian production," as did Hamilton Watch Company, etc.?? (The "President," plus the following other Presidential models: B, C, D & E.) Photos courtesy of Mr. Shawn Bourget, watchmaker and eBay reseller: Bourg01...

 

Best :-)  William

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 6, 2011 - 1:07pm

William,

With a 'A8' datecode on the Movement one can only assume this Watch is latter day 40's not 1940 as indicated - 1948 perhaps?

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William Smith
Posted July 5, 2012 - 3:30am

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agreed.  1948 based on movement and lack of case back info.

plainsmen
Posted July 5, 2012 - 7:28am

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Although Scott had posted this, those are obviously Shawn's pictures.  He might know better if he's still got it, but as it's a very common model, I'm sure it's at a new home.

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William Smith
Posted July 5, 2012 - 1:46pm

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So we have a 1948 watch listed in root DB as 1940.  One tick from me.  While it is a President, it's not a 1940 president.  The difference of 8 yrs is substaintial.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 5, 2012 - 3:48pm

The Caseback seriel number would suggest a Manufacture Date of 1949 (highly doubtful it's 1939), being Scott's return to the boards isn't anticipated in the near future could a Moderator 'adjust' the Date?

3 from Me, once the Date is changed accordingly.

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William Smith
Posted November 15, 2012 - 9:32pm

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3 ticks w/ a 1948 date!

plainsmen
Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:46am

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His Excellency EE per this 1947 Ad from Brooklyn, NY... pretty much Bulova's back yard at the time.

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 12, 2012 - 4:06am

record review.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 12, 2012 - 4:09am

"HIS EXCELLENCY" 'EE'

mybulova_admin
Posted December 12, 2012 - 4:12am

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Agreed