Bulova 1949 His Excellency

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1165953
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Really nice white gold His Ex (did we ever figure out the the white gold model).

Super nice dial... blued hands... bullet lugs.  Sporting what looks to be either the original bracelet or a perferct replacement.

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William Smith
Posted June 7, 2014 - 6:44pm

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1948 His Excellency.  I bet we have a variant figured out for this one if I remember correctly.  I'll poke around the various ads and check other watch record examples.   Nice one Plains!!!

JP
Posted June 7, 2014 - 7:15pm

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You are making me jealous again Plains. I love this watch and it is indeed a 1948 His Excellency and a great beauty.

plainsmen
Posted June 8, 2014 - 10:49am

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Negative... I've seen this set up several times.  Marks even got one in the same set up in the database.

I'm thinking there were huge variants for these.  Hence the double letters.  

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bobbee
Posted June 9, 2014 - 3:16pm

plainsmen wrote:

Negative... I've seen this set up several times.  Marks even got one in the same set up in the database.

I'm thinking there were huge variants for these.  Hence the double letters.  

 

So it's not: "more on the rare side as this is only the second model you have seen"?  ;-)

There may have been huge variants for these, but I doubt it, just those we know of, as discussed here: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-nn-2503

His Excellency, three ticks. I'd even go with "GG".

Very nice watch.

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William Smith
Posted June 8, 2014 - 5:26pm

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I bet we fine a white gold/white dial two letter variant for this HE one day.  There are soo many His Excellency two letter variants from this period, Plains configuration may be one of them.  I'll check examples in watch and ad database, and also look at the Bulova model price lists (the first couple years we have anyway) to see if there's more supporting evidence at least suggesting the white dial/white gold was offered as a variant at POS by Bulova.
Fifth's example is here, but he calls it a Butler Dial.http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1949-his-excellency-777

Geoff Baker
Posted June 9, 2014 - 5:42am

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It's His Excellency....nice one plains.