Bulova 1947 His Excellency "SS"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
SS
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8190137
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Curved 18mm x 21mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a 1947 Bulova with a 10KT Yellow Gold Filled with cream dial and printed hour markers.  The movement has a date code of 47.  Hands are blued sticks.  The watch is 37mm x 22mm.

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1947 Bulova His Excellency SS watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 21, 2018 - 8:21am

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His Excellency; s/n indicates it's a 1948. Ad Below is dated 1948. Ad describes as gilt numbers. Are the numbers on subject watch black or gold?

JimDon5822
Posted March 21, 2018 - 9:59am

Neetstuf I think you nailed it.  This came in a lot of Bulova watches and movements I purchased off of ebay.  In it were serveral 7AK movements.  I found a 1948 7AK that is a dead match to the ad.  Yellow gold applied markers.  I suspect the movement was swapped by the previous owner at some point.   I have since reunited the two and believe you can now classify this as a 1948 His Excellency.  Thank you for your help on this one.  Nothing gives me greater pleasure than "restoring" this old timer to its proper condition!

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 21, 2018 - 11:45am

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Nice! Now we are getting someplace! Gilt markers and gilt stick hands on a white face. My vote for the properly reunited case and movement based on ads is 1948 His Excellency "SS" 

 

jabs
Posted March 21, 2018 - 1:04pm

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His Excellency "SS" w/o orig bracelet

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Andersok
Posted March 21, 2018 - 6:35pm

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I agree with His Exc 'SS'

Geoff Baker
Posted March 22, 2018 - 6:09am

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1947 Bulova His Excellency SS