Bulova 1949 His Excellency

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9424465
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Rectangular/Flat. Bezel Dimensions 21.3x17.3
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Overall Length: 37.7mm

Width: 21.2mm

Inside Lugs: 15.8mm

Solid 14KYG

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bourg01
Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:01pm

Panel Member

Really, My bad. I must need new glasses!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 3, 2012 - 11:43am

Solid Gold Models typically have a Name of their own.

eg: 'OXFORD' 'TUXEDO'

NOVA
Posted February 3, 2012 - 11:51am

Good point.  I missed that this was solid gold.  Back to the ads. . . .

NOVA
Posted February 3, 2012 - 12:59pm

"His Excellency" was offered in solid 14k.  Different dial on this one though.  Taken from a 1947 ad in the database.

bourg01
Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:03pm

Panel Member

That's interesting to know, debunks another one of Mark's theories.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:17pm

Not one of My theories Shawn.

Note the word 'typically' was used - which was Bulova's past practice to My/Our knowledge.

 

NOVA
Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:06pm

I thought it was a good theory, myself.  The thing is, with Bulova, you just never know.  Consistency wasn't their thing.

Anyway, I think this is some sort of His Excellency, but we don't know which variant was 14k and has that dial.  I would stick with "His Excellency" and leave it at that.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 3, 2012 - 1:08pm

I'd agree - nice find on the ad.

bourg01
Posted February 3, 2012 - 2:49pm

Panel Member

Then I would concurr with both of you.

Mark, Take no offence to my comment regarding the 14k's had names theory, but it is something you have stated many times, IYO. I was even on board with that until Lisa found this ad and I would still lean towards that for pre 48 watches as we know many had distinct model names.

Perhaps Bulova started moving away from that in the Excellency line. Lisa's ad would seem to point in that direction.

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DarHin
Posted February 3, 2012 - 2:59pm

I corrected the year to '49 and changed the model to His Excellency "OO".

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