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Bulova 1947 His Excellency "GG"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835

Variant: 

GG

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6086927

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Double vertical bevel glass

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

I don't find an advert showing this face, but there are a couple examples in the Db previously ID'ed as His Excellency "GG". One appears to sport the same fancy crystal.

Case date 1946 and movement date 1947. Overall a real clean runner, but missing the  second hand that went airborne during uncasing and disappeared forever into the carpet...........

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jabs
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Posted April 17, 2019 - 1:49pm

1947 Bulova His Excellency "GG"

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 18, 2019 - 8:40am

This is my all time favorite Bulova dial, it is so unique to anything they did, I love it. I also agree that is should be tagged as the GG

1947 Bulova His Excellency GG

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Andersok
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Posted April 18, 2019 - 9:07pm

Case is His Exc GG, and Ambassador A pre 1947. Dial doesn't match the ads that I can find for these models; but I do find this dial in the Statesman ads. Statesman uses a different case, but is of similar dimensions. Possible marriage of case and dial?

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted April 19, 2019 - 7:27am

 

I considered that as well, but based on the fact that there are 3 more (all 1947) with identical face,case combination currently ID'ed as "GG" makes it seem unlikely it's a marriage.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-his-excellency-gg-1576

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-his-excellency-5518

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1947-his-excellency-7595

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted April 22, 2019 - 12:53pm

I have looked and don't find a match with the case and dial.  With the other examples I am sure it is a model that just wasn't advertised very much or at all.  I would ID it like the others until an ad surfaces.  Nice looking watch!

1947 Bulova His Excellency "GG"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted April 22, 2019 - 12:58pm

1947 HE "GG", tentative.

If an ad surfaces in the future showing it to be a previously unidentified model, they are all together.

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted April 22, 2019 - 1:09pm

I agree.