Bulova 1948 His Excellency "UU"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
UU
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8663190
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.5mm x 17.5mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this to be a 1948 His Excellency "UU" based on available reference material on this site. The supporting advert is from a March 1948 newspaper in Pennsylvania.

This example suggests the watch was well worn and probably well loved by the previous owner having wear to the case and expansion band, wear through at the corners of the caseback and four to five jeweler's marks inside the caseback.

I confirmed the watch will wind and run; however, complete servicing is pending. The blued hands can be turned counterclockwise, but attempts to turn the hands clockwise resulted in the stem becoming loose and would probably come free from the movement.

The crystal has a convex profile. The supporting advert as do most others reflect a pitched profile. 

Signed Bulova: dial, caseback outside and inside, movement.

The unsigned crown measures 5.33mm (digital caliper).

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Geoff Baker
Posted February 20, 2018 - 7:16am

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Great looking watch, nicely presented. My guess is that the crown is a replacement, it seems like the original was signed.

1948 Bulova His Excellency UU

Andersok
Posted February 20, 2018 - 8:22am

Panel Member

Agree with His Excellency 'UU'

jabs
Posted February 21, 2018 - 6:32am

Panel Member

1948 His Excellency "UU"