Bulova 1959 His Excellency "D"

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 59 case / 58 movement. Actually have two of these and they are identical. 23j Manual wind 10BP

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1958-59 Bulova watch
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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 8, 2011 - 5:05pm


23 Jewel manual with sub seconds Dial would be the 'HIS EXCELLENCY'


Elgin Doug
Posted May 8, 2011 - 10:32pm

Agreed.  His Excellency D.

Posted May 8, 2011 - 11:04pm

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Very awesome looking watch!!

Jim Townsend
Posted February 14, 2012 - 4:41pm

Ditto i really like this one hubba hubba sweeeeet!!!!!

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William Smith
Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:55pm

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Looks like it be da "D" to me.  Three ticks, as with others I do agree. 1958 ad link if you wanna see: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1958_5.jpg



(Well it's obvious I'm enjoying myself here....I hope everyone else is too)


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 9, 2012 - 10:46pm

"D" for doubtful ?

"D" is a White Case an a White expansion bracelet, as per the ad.

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William Smith
Posted September 10, 2012 - 1:17am

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Fifth, maybe it depends on which ad. I think the white gold/white expansion/charcoal dial is the "E"?   Here's a snippet of the ad linked above: Left click for full version in new window.

...and yes, I see subject's on leather regardless of the gold colors.

bobbee's picture
Posted September 10, 2012 - 2:37am

1959 case specified. Three ticks for 1959 HE "D".

What a gorgeous watch.

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William Smith
Posted September 10, 2012 - 3:30am

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gorgeous is right! I love the detailed circular patterns on that dial!!   ...and for this specific color/mount combo, I don't think we have an ad showing different variant on leather?  We can assume it follows suit of the other HE variants for which we have ads suggesting mount makes a difference (like the "C" vs "EW"), but no specific ad as such.

bobbee's picture
Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:48am

That is why I give three, nearest with available data, until proven otherwise.