Bulova 1947 His Excellency

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Rose Gold model with original rose gold Kreisler Quality mesh bracelet.

Added 6/12/2011

Changed from Director to His Excellency 7/17/11

Photos Updated 12/1/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1947 Bulova His Excellency watch 12 1 2013
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Wayne Hanley
Posted July 17, 2011 - 3:17pm


The Sears ad above has had me confused also Geoff!


This ad below is a 1947 ad. In addition it appears in the 1944 ads, which doesn't help at all in this discussion.

Please delete from 1944 ad section.

Bulova 1947 Vintage Advert

Posted July 19, 2011 - 9:36pm

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Wayne, are you referring to the vintage ad section?

I can find the above ad listed as 1944 only as 1947.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted July 21, 2011 - 3:17am

I had my ads mixed up....sorry

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 11:33am

There is a late 1940's ad that describes this particular Watch as having 'bright finish lugs' which are clearly evident in Geoffs' photographs.

The ad names the Watch 'DIRECTOR' and is part of the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP'(?)


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Wayne Hanley
Posted July 19, 2011 - 5:46pm


Can you show the late 1940s ad you are referring to please? I can't find it

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted July 20, 2011 - 1:35pm


ad Dated 1944 (?) The text describes the highly polished end pieces (lugs).

'HIS EXCELLENCY' it is, unknown variant (Dial and Bracelet).

* Published advertisement confusion on this particular design.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted July 21, 2011 - 3:47am

We have already discussed the 1947 ad in one of my July 11 comments.. The ad is the last ad to address the watch as Director & placed in the Excellency Group. All subsequent ads show the subject watch as a His Excellency.

Posted July 21, 2011 - 8:16am

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Agree with what Wayne just said. The movement date indicates its a later model, thus renamed to 'His Excellency'.

Granted it may be a fine line between when it changed over.

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 10:16am

The question would be does the latter dated 'DIRECTOR' as part of the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP' posses the same highly polished finish to the lugs as seen.

If the latter ad names the Watch 'DIRECTOR' then it is a 'DIRECTOR' (?)

Or am I completely confused by this one?

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William Smith
Posted August 8, 2014 - 3:36pm

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Geoff and all.  Didn't we find an ad for this watch which strongly suggested a variant?  I'm looking now.  It's got the original bracelet and is fantastic!

Changed my ticks from two ticks to three ticks since currently listed w/o variant.