Bulova 1955 His Excellency

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
A482887
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
21.50 H x 17.40 W Four Quadrant Pyramid
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch is LIKE NEW. Includes display case and storage box (although I wonder if these might not be the correct time period) also includes Bulova polishing cloth and period Flex-Let bracelet.

Added 3/21/2011

Photos Updated 11/21/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1955 Bulova His Excellency Watch 11 21 2013
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shooter144
Posted March 12, 2011 - 11:57am

Thats a sweeeeet band !!! Wouldnt last long tho, it would get beat up on every thing lol

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 12, 2011 - 5:20pm

Nice one!

And amazing that we STILL... don't have this Model ID'd!?

 

:-)  Scott

 

plainsmen
Posted March 12, 2011 - 7:50pm

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Hrmmm... close as I can get it... 1950 ad.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 12, 2011 - 6:34pm

I'd agree.

Not all of the Excellency's displayed the namesake...although, Geoff's unknown appears to have an  'X' Dial.

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bobbee
Posted October 5, 2012 - 4:05am

Yet another Academy Award "ZZ"/

IMO.

JP
Posted October 5, 2012 - 12:51pm

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Yep, it doesn't have the right dial even with the missing Exellency's signature. Seconds trak is different. I would have to agree with Bobbee, looks like another AA "ZZ" IMO

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DarHin
Posted October 5, 2012 - 1:11pm

Would like to see pics of the case back and movement. Isn't '55 a little late for an AA?

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bobbee
Posted October 5, 2012 - 1:48pm

Why, Darren?

EDIT:- Yes sorry Darren, should look before I leap!  1949 for four years, possibly into 1954. But is the watch 1955?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 5, 2012 - 7:50pm

I doubt We should see an 'AA' advertised as such post 1952. Mr Bakers 1953 is a perfect example -

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-his-excellency-1756

note the box: similar to, but no mention of the Academy anywhere and 100% correct for 1953

 

 

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bobbee
Posted October 6, 2012 - 5:32am

I refuse to get into the old argument about AA dates, but Bulova had rights to make them until at least 1953 according to their 4 year contract from 1949.

Just because the box looks right doesn't mean it is the box the watch came in, unless you are the person who bought it originally.

EDIT:- E ven the owner expresses his doubts as to the veracity of the packaging. It also has the correct case and "shadow" dial, and we have nothing for this case post 1951 in the ads, and that is for the AA "ZZ".

The above watch you posted Mark is an exact match to this ad dated 1951, the last reference to this case style.