Bulova 1951 His Excellency "B"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.604
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
An "MT" (Military, Tonneau) style at: 22.6mm x 20.2mm
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA "His EXCELLENCY B" model, Circa 1951...

Images sourced from an "NG Time" listed on eBay, some time ago...

This design takes the same crystal/s as the "Selkirk." No other models are mentioned in my crystal catalogs, as taking the same crystals...

 

Best :-)  Scott

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Terry K.
Posted August 21, 2011 - 8:30pm

Hi Scott,

Nice watch! I just got a similar one, just not as nice condition and marked A9. 21 jewels, 10BM movement. Missing stem.

Terry

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted August 26, 2011 - 12:59pm

Hi Terry,

This one looks to be a 1948+ "ARNOLD?" However at 21 Jewels (vs. 17Js?) I could be mistaken?? Oddly, there is no denotation (movements table, here) for the "10BM/s?" I think then it might be "10BM in: 15, 17 & 21 Jewels?" Or perhaps a 21J 10BM, in a Arnold case??

 

Best :-)  Scott

mybulova_admin
Posted August 27, 2011 - 3:01am

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Terry both your watches look different from the watch in question. Did you upload the wrong photos?
Terry K.
Posted August 21, 2011 - 8:33pm

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted August 26, 2011 - 5:44pm

Terry K

This can't be the side view of your Arnold?????

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted August 27, 2011 - 2:31pm

Perhaps AKA: a Profile View of an Excellency "XX ?" Or ??  LOL...

 

:-)  Scott

 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 21, 2011 - 9:41pm

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I'd say both the original and the redial above have the X pattern dial.

Very nice looking watch.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted August 26, 2011 - 12:46pm

Stephen,

 

AGREED.. I missed the (faint) "X" in the second example image... And I since had one restored/resold, that also sported the "X..."

 

Best :-) Scott

Terry K.
Posted August 30, 2011 - 10:37am

Hi All,

Sorry, I've been sick. I have trouble loading pics many times. I load one pic and a different one comes up.

Terry

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William Smith
Posted November 5, 2012 - 3:40am

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1951 His Excellency "B" ad below: