Bulova 1949 Tuxedo

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
Movement Jewels: 
Case Serial No.: 
2610842 A9
Case shape: 
Additional Information: 

The watch was purchased as New Old Stock.

3 Diamond dial    

Not For Sale
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Posted July 29, 2011 - 7:45pm

Club 5000

I agree with Shawn.  No ad = unknown.



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Bob Bruno
Posted July 29, 2011 - 8:07pm

Club 5000

It's a shame such a good looking watch has no name, but without proof either way I guess it has to be a unknown.

Posted July 29, 2011 - 9:37pm

I know what you mean Bob,

I have a couple of these Diamond Dial Bulovas in the Unknown file also, sooner or  later an ad will surface and suprise us all!

Posted July 29, 2011 - 9:38pm

Panel Member

No worries Bob, I think a few of us share your sentiment here. I'm sure a few of us  have the same watch and would love to ID it. Sooner or later we'll find something that will give us a name.

Regards Shawn

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Bob Bruno
Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:39am

Club 5000

Ok guys now I'm not offering this as proof but just something to consider. Everyone seems to agree that an Excellency has to have 21 Jewels and a 14k case. While trying to find some proof as to whether or not a 17j Excellency was ever made I found this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Bulova-Excellency-Fancy-GF-Mans-Wristwatch-/160610912882   10K gold filled case 17j  10BH movement. I know it doesn't look anything like the watch in question but it does say Excellency right on the dial.

Bob B

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Posted March 1, 2012 - 5:31pm

Most Excellency models are NOT 14k, most are rgp...as far as sheer numbers go, but 14k is not an indicator or requirement of an Excellency.

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 1:06pm

Could be a swap Bob - the 10BH was made in a 21 J version - 1953.

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Bob Bruno
Posted September 10, 2011 - 1:11pm

Club 5000

I was thinking the same thing Mark. It's a 1950 case. I wish they had a picture of the the movement so we could see a date stamp on the movement.

Posted February 29, 2012 - 7:34pm

The statement that only excellency watches have the 5 bump case is not correct. The Acadamy Award ZZ is a five bump case like the excellencuy and I know this because I own one that was verified on this website as the ZZ.

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 9:56am

The Bulova 71.50?  j/k

Nice to see an ad showing the 'UNKNOWN' subject in its exact configuration, unfortunately the Watch remains unnamed.