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Bulova 1947 His Excellency

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Hi All

I have had this bottle cap for a few months now, and have been waiting on International dial sending back the refinished dial. The original dial was so dark you could hardly see the numerals. I think its been worth the wait. Apart from the redial and a new crystal . this watch came as is it runs great but I dont know when it was last serviced

1947 Treasurer (bottle cap). 14k rose gold filled case. copper colored dial with blue steel hands. The movement is a 21 jeweled 10AK marked with the number 47. the case is stamped on the outside with the serial number 7058947 and 14k gold filled . Bulova . on the inside it is marked Bulova 14k gold filled New York. 

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Posted July 9, 2015 - 2:04pm

47 Treasurer

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Posted July 9, 2015 - 8:38pm

It turned out very nice Donegd. Finding one of these in good shape can be quite a task.

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Posted July 9, 2015 - 9:10pm

This one turned out real nice. I'm inclined to go with the His Excellency model name for 1947, as this was the first year this model name replaced various other models, including Treasurer. 1947 ad showing this case, with a different variation of the dial (both dial variations -subj watch and 47 ad- are seen in pre-1947 ads called Treasurer). 'J' variant is not specified to yellow, white, or rose; and is not likely to be the variant for all three. We also have a 'JJ' variant in 49 showing a third dial type in this case.

His Excellency, no variant

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 7:20am

Dandy watch George. I'm with Ken on His Excellency. Almost the whole lineup changed to His / Her Excellency at this time. Keep 'em coming!

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Posted July 10, 2015 - 7:44am

HE for me too

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William Smith
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 4:00pm

Yea that's right at/afte the change to HE for many if not all of the previous models.
Nice watch!!

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William Smith
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 1:24pm

We have several "similar" 1947 watches in the database as "Treasurer".  Some have case serial numbers starting with digit "6".  Others have case serial numbers starting with "7".  Most, if not all, have movements dated to 1947.  
Maybe we gotta rethink the cutoff date for transition from Treasurer (which had been part of the "Excellency Series all along) to His Excellency, or review other 1947 Treasurer DB entries?

Posted July 12, 2015 - 5:20am

I do think some sort of decision needs to be made over this as there are quite a number of these in the db from 1947 and they have been tagged as Treasurers not HEs

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William Smith
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Posted July 12, 2015 - 5:36am

agreed.  Yours, if ID'ed as HE, would be the outlier in the group of 1947's.

Posted July 12, 2015 - 10:29am

I do not agree with the panels decision naming this as a H E  as all the other 5 have been named as 1947 Treasurers. would the panel please either reverse their decision on mine or change the names of the other 5 . There is no consistency. you cant name some one name and not others if as in the case of the above watch  the year. movement and serial number , and of course the fact that they all look the same. 

Gentlemen can we please sort this once and for all.