Bulova 1948 His Excellency "GG"

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Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
GG
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8438784
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.55mmx17.60
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Excellency GG or Ambassador. I know the dial is not right for Ambassador but it is a 1948 Movement with a seriel #8438784. I had the dial redone as exact by International. The case measures 38.70mmx21.40mm. Case back say's 10K Gold Filled Bulova 

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JP
Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:36pm

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Beautiful watch Dennis. Nice re-dial job.

IMO it is an execllency FF of 1948 vintage. Case, jewels,dial and hands conform to that model.

John

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 4:48pm

 

 Hi John, I can't seem to find an Advert for this. Can you help me out?

Thanks,

JP
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:27pm

Panel Member

Information tab, vintage ads, 1948. Page 11 has the Watch I think is yours.

John

JP
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:30pm

Panel Member

Sorry, page 7 of 12.

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William Smith
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:46pm

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Here's the snippet from the 1948 ad JP references.  Click graphic for full ad.

 

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 6:41pm

 

The lugs are different on this watch

Daca102090
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:14pm

Light dial, Tuxedo.  Black dial, Ambassador.

1946 Ad

 

 

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:18pm

 

Hi Daca, All of the Tuxedo Ad's that I can find call for 14K solid Gold, unless I missed one

Daca102090
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:32pm

Good point.  I missed that in this ad, but I think that this is still a fair guess as to the model name.

Bulova frequently offered models in both filled/plated and solid gold versions.

Everything else matches up and I believe that this ad was the first to show this particular case with the belled lugs and flat table on the top of them.

Daca102090
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:44pm

OK, here is another "Bulova" wrinkle.

a 1926 ad showing the light dial as an Ambassador - top right

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1946_8.jpg