Bulova 1959 His Excellency

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Model ID rating explained.
2.505
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10 BP
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
E030028
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Signed 4x.

Circular Waterproof Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 34mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial with Sunburst perimeter was left Original showing applied Gilt Hour markers and Bulova signature, 23 Jewel and Waterproof insignias are printed in Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Alpha style and a Gilt Index style Seconds hand appears on a Sub-Dial at the 6 O'Clock position.

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Crystal is N.O.S.

Bracelet is signed Kreisler.

Completely restored in 2006 by Myself and Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr Richard Hostetler Jr.

Many Thanks Rich!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 14, 2011 - 7:52am

Name changed to 'HIS EXCELLENCY'.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 30, 2011 - 6:47pm

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That

is

fabulous, I love the bracelet with this watch, what a perfect match.

Well done Fifth!!

-gb

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 31, 2011 - 5:05am

Thanks Geoff, We appreciate the appreciation Sir.

My Second Bulova resuscitation completed in 2006 and today still one of My favorite Watches.

A timeless classic design.

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shooter144
Posted March 31, 2011 - 7:42am

A beutifull watch, definately my style, simple yet dressy and classic lines...

Fifth did you get the pdf?

plainsmen
Posted March 31, 2011 - 9:02am

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Very sweet... "Excellent?" if you will?!  Haha...


Elgin Doug
Posted April 21, 2011 - 4:09pm

I'm not normally a bracelet kind of guy, but here the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.  I have the same model from 1958, but the bracelet was shot.  Anyone finds another in good condition, let me know!

OldTicker
Posted April 21, 2011 - 6:09pm

It is interesting that in 1959 this was a His Excellency and in 1960 they changed the name to the President. Thats Bulova screwing with our minds again! ;-)

That helps date your ad find Mark

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Posted April 21, 2011 - 6:29pm

1960 President was a 23 Jewel auto Greg.

Doug,

as Ticker mentioned in a prior post sometimes it takes a little work to get things 100% correct but admittidly this one was a sheer fluke.

The band came on a different Watch and I had no idea it was for the Excellency until I saw it on the Watch shown in the box. - Tha ad showing the Watch on the band came last.

Keep Your eyes open, there's one out there.

 

Elgin Doug
Posted April 21, 2011 - 6:43pm

I did find one on 'Times of Plenty', but it was White gold, and he wants $175 for it!  So, I'm keeping my eyes peeled and searching 'Kreisler' in the watchbands on Ebay every so often.