Bulova 1948 His Excellency "GG"

3/10 votes
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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bobbee
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:02pm

That one is Rose gold and a pink dial, Dave.

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 6:45pm

I can't figure out how to bring an Advert over to here, but I  think I see this watch in the 1948 ad's, page or image #5

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William Smith
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:02pm

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Dennis  Is this the ad your referencing?
http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1948-5.jpg  Looks like it says His Excellency "GG" maybe?

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:35pm

 

Yes this is the add, I think it say's GG

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William Smith
Posted January 13, 2013 - 6:55pm

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I believe the non-solid gold tuxeudos of this style are another model name....I just don't remember what..  Below is the Ambassador Daca mentions in the 1946 ad (in Rose??).    

 

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DennisVA
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:39pm

 

There is another model in 1946 called a Craftsman but it is also listed 14K solid.

The add that john is talking about has different lugs.

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bobbee
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:15pm

His Excellency "OO", 1948 ad.

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William Smith
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:21pm

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So there's the 1948 His Excellency "FF" (JP mentions), the 1948 "OO" (I thought was "GG"), and Dave's Black and White  Ambassador ad (1946).  The transition to His Excellecy is about 1948? 
EDIT:  Dennis and I both thought that "OO" is a "GG".  Still not sure...

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bobbee
Posted January 13, 2013 - 7:43pm

Me neither...

Geoff Baker
Posted January 14, 2013 - 7:01am

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This is a tough one, 47'ish we find an "Excellency Group" with this case style shown in solid gold. In '49 it shows up as an Excellency GG ( http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-watch-ads?title=1947) - yes William....."GG".

I'm casting a vote for the GG