Bulova 1948 His Excellency "SS"

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I bought this Watch through a Dutch auction website (like Craigslist) from a private seller who didn't really know what to do with it.

I have not been able to find out from which year this His Excellency is and I have also not been able to find a similar case on this website. 

The watch is in an OK state , working but with some scratches on the glass and back.

On the back the date code states A9 but that still doesn't help me.

The strap I bought myself since I occasionally wear the watch and the original strap was broken.

I hope you are able to identify the watch.

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:08am

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1949 His Excellency "SS" (A9 on back mean 1949)

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William Smith
Posted August 17, 2014 - 1:23pm

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1949 HE "SS".  Get this beauty serviced before too long (if your gonna run it).  This keeps parts from wearing out.  Nice watch.  Sounds like you've found a gold mine in the Dutch Auction site!!

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 2:44pm

Cool finds.

HE 'SS'.

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 4:52pm

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I agree with His Excellency 'SS' from 1949; would like to also see the specs on the movement to verify 21Jewels and datecode.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 18, 2014 - 5:47am

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1949 His Excellency SS for certain. I like the font Bulova used for the numbers on these watches, very cool.

Posted August 18, 2014 - 1:49pm

Thanks everybody for their feedback. Plan is indeed to have serviced and cleaned so I can keep using it occasionally.