Bulova 1948 His Excellency "EE"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
EE
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1292103
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

this watch came in red velvet case with bulova fifth Avenue in gold lettering on the inside of the lid. the movement is marked 49 and 21 jewels. the dial is clean and I believe original. the case is marked 10k gold filled under this is Bulova on the opposite side the serial number 1292103. on the inside of the case  is the  words Bulova , fifth ave. new york.. the case is also 10k gold filled. the bracelet is marked with the name Flexon. not sure whether this is original or not . I would value the panel members views about this watch.

 

Regards to all

George

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 9:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

 

Very nice Bulova President. I can't say the case is original or not, others may know more. Case serial number indicates 1951.

donegd
Posted September 1, 2014 - 9:30am

It does seem to be in exceptional condition for its age movement workd perfectly and is very quiet , more than most of the other movements l have.

Andersok
Posted September 1, 2014 - 4:38pm

Panel Member

The watch is in very nice condition, and I would say it is one of the President models. I don't see this case style in any ads after 1947, here is a match from 1946. This case was also available in 1941 - It is possible that the watch is a 1941 based on the case serial number (1951 usually is shown with L1), with a 1949 movement swap. The band does not appear to be the original.

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bobbee
Posted September 1, 2014 - 5:15pm

1947 ad.

  HE "EE".

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-712

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-6549

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1949-his-excellency-378

Could it be possible to have a case back pic? Ken has a valid argument with the case date.

 

 

Andersok
Posted September 2, 2014 - 6:45am

Panel Member

Bobee, it appears that it was around this 1947 period that this style was perhaps changed from President to His Excellency, as I don't see this style advertised as a Pres after this time nor one for an HE prior. I believe they use the same crystal size also. I think a photo of the caseback will assist us here to figure this one out, unless it was possible in '51 to have a case s/n w/o the L1.

donegd
Posted September 2, 2014 - 10:48am

Ok l will take a pic of the back of the case and upload it

donegd
Posted September 3, 2014 - 3:09am

I have uploaded pic showing the back of the case the date mark is A9 

Andersok
Posted September 3, 2014 - 4:49am

Panel Member

Based on caseback dated A9, I would consider this a 1949 His Excellency EE

jabs
Posted September 3, 2014 - 4:52am

Panel Member

Agreed HE "EE"

Geoff Baker
Posted September 3, 2014 - 7:17pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice work Bob and Ken, His Excellency EE is my vote. Beautiful watch George, very nice.