Bulova 1949 Her Excellency "N"

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2.434287
Variant: 
N
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
6BA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
J150228
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Thick flat glass 11mm square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10kt gold filled case 16.5mmX 32mm lug end to lug end.   I think this watch is a "HER EXCELLENCY" -
"N" variant -  see advertisment marked  with red arrow.

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plainsmen
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:16pm

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This ad seconds the N from the top middle and makes no mention of a different color.

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bobbee
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:23pm

Her E "N".

JP
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:23pm

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Wierd, the other ad clearly states the watch is available in yellow as well??

I would have to go with Excellency N.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:24pm

is the 'N' variant Yellow?

"HER EXCELLENCY"

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William Smith
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:50pm

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Noted that first ad states "available in yellow" but doen't say if it would be the "N".  However I'm not sure I'm seeing the same lugs in the ads and subject watch....time for my glasses.  If I can see that lugs match, then maybe the "N", but not before I head to the earlier Bulova model lists, which may give a little more info....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:58pm

Numerous prior occasions have shown that the Case Colour affects the model variant, specifically on the "HER EXCELLENCY" Series of the late 1940's.

The 'N' variant is Pink, as shown in the ad.

The subject is Yellow.

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William Smith
Posted December 6, 2012 - 8:10pm

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This may just take up space, but the January 1955 price list shows soo many Her Excellency, but doesn't help with showing the gold color of the "N".  If I remember correctly, we did see different variant letters for different colors of the same case shape/design in Her Excellency.

 

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bobbee
Posted December 6, 2012 - 8:10pm

The "N" variant is not pink in Jerin's ad, it has a white face.

Nearest to the subject at present is the "N", if we are to have some "consistency".

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 6, 2012 - 8:25pm

One more time,

'N'

'also available in Yellow'

"I" also available in White

In White is the "U" variant.

Case Colour affects the variant so the subject can't be the 'N' variant as the 'N' is Pink, in Yellow it is the ?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 6, 2012 - 9:33pm

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Not totally disagreeing but the variant may only apply to the case style only.