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Bulova 1948 His Excellency

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4 sided



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Believe from research, (inluding this site) the watch is an "Excellency" director  model? I have reviewed the date codes chart but I'm puzzled by the box symbol with the dot next to it.

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righttime 1948 Bulova a 02 23 2015
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Posted February 22, 2015 - 9:32pm

Hi Righttime. You have a 1947 "His Excellency". The "square" symbol on the movement indicates a 1946 movement. Nothing unusual about the movement being one year earlier than the case. I think the dot is just a blemish on the movement. Your watch has a refinished dial. I'm pretty sure they didn't come with a blue dial. Looks like it may have a 4 faceted crystal on it also. That's another customized feature. These were on the high end side of the Bulova line at the time and very nice time pieces.

Geoff Baker
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 9:11am

Hello righttime, welcome to myBulova. A fine looking watch you have. I think this is the His Excellency model. 

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 9:21am

Here is advert with corresponding case, dial looks like refinished

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William Smith
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 3:34pm

I'm good w/ His Excellency, refinished dial noted.

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 8:19pm

I agree with His Excellency. Similar to this "M" variant in 1947 ad aside from the re-dial and original strap or bracelet being unknown and may have originally had a rounded crystal