Bulova 1959 His Excellency "EW"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Variant: 
EW
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
23J
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
D696590
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Thin front load case unopened by me. Manual wind 23 jewel movement. Back marked with "L9", S/N, Bulova,10k RGP, Waterproof and Pat Pend. Based on available ads in the database, I am confident this is a His Excellency "A". Excellent condition and keeping accurate time. 

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1958_5...

 

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jabs
Posted August 9, 2017 - 10:48am

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big discussion in this thread

1959 HE

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 9, 2017 - 12:25pm

Thanks Jabs, missed that thread during research somehow. So based on the convoluted conversation of that thread, this watch on alligator is either an "A" or "EW", which appear to be the same watch with a designation letter change based on date of production ?

mybulova_admin
Posted August 11, 2017 - 11:24pm

Club 5000Panel Member

So for that great discussion (loved those old chats we use to have), the only descriptive difference between the 'A' and the 'EW' was the mention of an 'Alligator' strap, versus a leather strap.

As the 'A' variant was usually assined to the first series, I'm more inclined to go with the 'EW' variant here with this watch.

So it's a 1959 Bulova His Excellency 'EW' for me, based on the 1958 advert

Geoff Baker
Posted August 12, 2017 - 7:44am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm going along with His Excellency EW.