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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William Smith
Posted July 12, 2015 - 2:07pm

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Its not possible to distinguish between two model names which change mid year based on how our database is currently designed.  I'm guessing ALL model name changes don't happen on new years day....and if we have a spicific dated event (like Conqueror becoming Lone Eagle, etc...) we can set the clock historically, but nothing can be done to distinguish between the two names by year in the root record of the watch database.

The best thing we can do is be consistent, and the comments in the various threads will note when the change took place, so we still have that info associated w/ the watch records.

Based on the ads we have, there was a 1947 Princeton and a 1947 His Excellency "AA" which were the same watch.  I'm guessing its the same for the Treasurer, and we just don't have an early 1947 ad while it was still named Treasurer.

Mabye Admin could ad another field in the root record called "congener" or "also advertised as".  We leave this field blank for most records, but when we know there were two model names for same watch in the same year, we could ad the other name to that field.

It is actually Unknown to me if this watch is the 1947 Treasurer or His Excellency.  One could argue its both.  


Posted March 12, 2018 - 11:03pm

Would this advert from Feb 2, 1947, appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, merit consideration as possibly "...an early 1947 ad while it was still named Treasurer...."?

There is also this ad from Feb 16, 1947, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN...

Posted July 13, 2015 - 5:04am

Hi Will

I agree with your comments to a point.  My reason for disputing the decision to name my watch as a HE when the the other five 1947 versions have been tagged as Treasures  DUH !  It dont make sense