Bulova 1949 His Excellency "JJ"

3/10 votes
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48 (A8)
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dia. 27 mm
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I believe "His Excellency JJ"

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Posted July 10, 2013 - 6:32pm

Panel Member

Hi Jabs, Welcome to MB,

Really sweet watch, one of my favorites and fairly hard to come across is such good condition. Haven't looked at the ads yet but I will. A very nice addtion to the database.

Posted July 11, 2013 - 2:08am

Panel Member

Hi bourgh01, tnx for awards. 

I agree elegance itself, this piece I "hunted" in the UK

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 5:39am

The Case Seriel number beginning with 9 would indicate a Manufacture Date of 1949.


Geoff Baker
Posted July 11, 2013 - 6:12am

Club 5000Panel Member

I t is undoubtedly His Excellency and a beauty at that, I also say post it to 1949. Not sure on the LL, I didn't see that ad on site? I think this dial - numeral font - hand combination is the most attractive. This case style is also high on my list.

Nice collection you have going jabs, are there more coming?

Posted July 11, 2013 - 7:32am

Panel Member

Hi Geoff Baker

with LL I was wrong I was thinking JJ

Collect just getting started, I bought a few other interesting pieces from different parts of the world but are yet on track. Once they arrive, I will publish.

Running would like to expand my collection
Geoff Baker
Posted July 12, 2013 - 5:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

I stopped on the "JJ" too but noticed the seconds track was slightly different. On the "JJ" it's boxed in - enclosed - on your watch it's open. That was the basis for my ' undoubtedly His Excellency....' comment. 

Here's an amazing example of the "JJ" - every now and then I stop in at Bob's place to visit this one.......http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1949-his-excellency-jj-2981 If I started a 'regret list' for watches I SHOULD have bought, this would be the first entry.

Glad to hear there's a new confirmed case of Bulovitis out there. What a wonderful condition! Welcome to the coolest club on earth.

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 8:13am

These Bulova Watches are like Pototo Chips (Crisps) and have been grossly overlooked as Collectable in the past.

Given time You will realise the readily available Models and the not so readily availlable. My advice to a new Collector would be to stick to obtaining the Models already identified at first. Browse the Database and learn what to look for in a Bulova, the 'FRANKENBULLY's are out there and We all own at least one.

Best of Luck with Your new affliction.

Posted July 11, 2013 - 8:17am

Panel Member

I fully agree, when I show up somewhere as soon as I check it in the database before you decide to buy

Posted July 15, 2013 - 6:51am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm certainly good with His Excellency "JJ". I think the outer track isn't an issue.

The case, movement and age is correct. The outer minute track is the only variation and it's a slight one.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2013 - 5:21am

Club 5000Panel Member

HE JJ it is then.