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Bulova 1946 Princeton

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.434287

Manufacture Year: 

1946

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6272179

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Circular Case measures 39mm lug to lug x 30.5mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Butler finish Dial shows alternating applied Gilt Arabic numerals and 'dot' Hour markers, tracks and Bulova signature are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and an Index style Seconds Hand appears on a recessed sub Dial partially obscuring the 6.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Strap is a new, old stock Vintage top grain Leather.

* fully Serviced with a new mainspring 1/11/2012 by My Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr Richard Hostetler Jr.

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plainsmen
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Posted September 18, 2011 - 7:49pm

Ohhhhh SICK... that dial is mint man... and looks like that case will clean up nicely.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 18, 2011 - 8:32pm

Yes, that's exactly  what I thought Jerin, forgotton but minty - the brushed finish on the Caseback is still intact. 

I just may have a strap matching the ad and a signed Buckle around here for it somewhere.......tried really hard not to buy it.

: )

plainsmen
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Posted September 18, 2011 - 8:36pm

I didn't see it.. or you may not have had to worry about it.  =)  haha....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 6, 2011 - 9:38am

Another 'sock drawer' Watch.

In 1946 the Watch becomes 'HIS EXCELLENCY' 'AA'

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William Smith
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Posted January 12, 2012 - 2:22am

So is it  "His Excellency AA " or "Princeton"?   Or is it both/either?  Is the first ad at top of post also 1946? 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 12, 2012 - 2:33am

The original display ad is Dated 1946, the larger 2nd ad is Dated 1947, My bad. Nice catch William.

In 1947 the Watch is renamed to 'HIS EXCELLENCY', according to the vintage ads on file.