Bulova 1949 His Excellency

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1290816
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Slightly curved at the edges
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10k gold filled. Says "Swiss" below 6 o'clock. Crown is stamped Bulova. Band is 10k gold filled top and stainless steel bottom Speidel stretch band. Case back is gold filled. Case dates to 1949 (A9), movement dates to 1947 (47).

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1949 Bulova his Excellency
Geoff Baker
Posted May 19, 2015 - 8:01am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello again Wangbow, looks like you're cleaning out your Bulova cupboard! I'd say this in an His Excellency model. There were many different variant to these watches with dozens of case and dial combinations. I can't nail down exactly which this is so I'll stick just with 'His Excellency'. 

Wangbow
Posted May 19, 2015 - 2:35pm

Yeah that is basically what I am doing, along with just trying to learn more about what I have. I has previous thought this was a His Excellency model so I guess I was on the right track. Would the Speidel band be original, sounds almost like a stupid question, or was it swapped a long time ago?

Geoff Baker
Posted May 20, 2015 - 7:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm not sure, Speidel was making watch bands during this era but it's hard to be certain that Bulova was using them on their watches. It is possible that it is original.

JP
Posted May 20, 2015 - 6:45pm

Panel Member

His Excellency