Bulova 1953 His Excellency

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5587477
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
glass
Not For Sale
Bulova His Excellency-09092011
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 8, 2011 - 11:44am

Unlike any 1950's 'PRESIDENT' I've seen, 'EXCELLENCY' perhaps?

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted September 8, 2011 - 4:44pm

Louis

Your His Excellency has more humps than Gadaffi's camel!

This is a 1950

bourg01
Posted September 8, 2011 - 3:22pm

Panel Member

Hmmm, certainly not a President, could be an Excellency but with a two tone X dial? Maybe that's the change up for 1953 but that also could have a name change as well.

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted September 8, 2011 - 6:28pm

Louis is it possible to check the movement for Jewel count and any date symbol, such as 21 Jewels & L3 or watever it says on the movement? I would also suggest changing the watch shape to Rectangular.

Thanks

mybulova_admin
Posted September 8, 2011 - 7:15pm

Club 5000Panel Member

My money is also on the 'His Excellency'.

Louis_dutch111's picture
Louis_dutch111
Posted September 9, 2011 - 1:16pm

Thanks for your helpful comments. I looked  at the adds here and thought it was a President but now I am convinced by you, that it is "His Excellency".

I checked the back and the pin to remove the lid has broken off, so it is imposible for me to open it. On the back it reads  "10k goldfilled Bulova L3. The seller said it has 21 jewels.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 9, 2011 - 4:18pm

Louis,

One would assume with the Gilt numerals and Gilt sub Second Hand showing that the Hour and Minute Hands should be Gilt also. 'Index' style.

Louis_dutch111's picture
Louis_dutch111
Posted September 11, 2011 - 4:45am

I guess you are right, but I have to say that I like the blue hands. I have a simular watch by a Swiss watchmaker "BEHA" and that has gilt numerals and hands, but without reading glasses it is a little more difficault for me to tell the time on that one.

I own a couple of bulova ladies watches 1948 till 1978 , that i have to send out for servicing. Don't know if I can show those here, because only mens watches allowed here?

 

Louis_dutch111's picture
Louis_dutch111
Posted September 11, 2011 - 4:52am

I think you are right., but I must say I really like the blue hands. I have another rectangular shaped rose gold watch from a swiss watchcompany "Beha" (which word means bra in dutch, :-)), and that one has gold gilt numbers and hands and it's a little more difficault for me to tell the time on that one, without my reading glasses.

Also own a handful of ladies Bulova's which I have to send out for servicing and repair, but I am not sure If I can show those, cause only mens watches allowed here?

Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted September 9, 2011 - 4:13pm

Here is a 1953 with Excellency below Bulova on the dial. How about that, 3 years older than the add & it didn't grow any more humps.