Bulova 1948 His Excellency "UU"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.88625
Variant: 
UU
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9157891
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Scalloped Bezel measures 37mm lug to lug x 22mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Dial shows Black printed Arabic Numerals, Bulova signature and tracks.

Hour and Minute Hands are Fils style and an Index style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial completely obscuring the 6.

Crown is signed.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Signed Buckle is era correct.

Vintage display ad is Dated 1949.

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shooter144
Posted February 18, 2011 - 12:04pm

Just Picked one up, case dated 1950, 7aa 21j unk date, says Excellency, in script, on the face below Bulova, fully obscured '6', angled crystal..will get pics up when I receive it. Found the case in a 1949 ad, not in 1950 ads.

Signed face, crown, outer case rear, inner case, movement

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 18, 2011 - 3:34pm

You'll like it a lot.

Not too dressy and makes a subtle statement. My favorite 'casual wear' piece.

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shooter144
Posted February 19, 2011 - 9:39am

what is the between the lug band size on this one Mark? Trying to find a vintage signed band for mine still in the wait for it to get here mode...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 19, 2011 - 7:40pm

Shooter

14mm

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shooter144
Posted February 19, 2011 - 8:02pm

Thanks Mark..its here pics up...

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:56am

* 'UU' is shown on a Bracelet, I'm fairly certain at this point Leather would affect the 'variant', if this Watch was ever offered on Leather.

We replaced the mainspring, added some spit and polish, fresh strap, Buckle and service.

I'm not sure if it's noticeable but the Glass is tri-pane and follows the peaks on the bezel.

Sure is sweet....

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shooter144
Posted October 28, 2011 - 7:18am

Mine ended up with a glass 2 pane with a chip in 2 corners and a lost secs hand (yes, I lost it lol)...sigh I hate these hands lol. Shure would be nice to find a complete Bulova hands kit...$5 plus shipping for a sub secs hand is pretty damn steep from casker...

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William Smith
Posted May 31, 2012 - 3:21am

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For the UU, Checks two.  Great watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 31, 2012 - 7:12am

agreed,

I had the Watch listed as a generic 'HIS EXCELLENCY', It's unclear how it became the 'UU'  variant.

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William Smith
Posted May 31, 2012 - 11:56am

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I also thought it was entered as generic w/o the "UU".  Who knows how it got to be listed w/ variant.  Weird