Bulova 1950 His Excellency

Submitted by OldTicker on February 20, 2011 - 7:49pm
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RC MX2165 21.60mm x 17.55mm
Watch Description

New Old Stock 1950 Bulova "His Excellency M", 21J 8AD movement with L0 date code, Satin white dial with Raised gold numbers and hands, 10K Gold Filled bezel and back, Factory Gold expansion band, 5X signed. It was priced at $75.00 back in 1950 and the tag numbers match the serial number on the case. This watch was part of a Jewler/watchmaker estate and had been dissambled and stored in a parts envelope for the past 60 years *Photo and Ad update 11-13-11 It came to me like a jigsaw puzzle in pieces, and thanks to our own member, Mike from Timemachines, it is now back to its New Old Stock form, looking and running like new! The watch box is not original, but will have to do until I find the correct one.

1950 Bulova His Excellency "M" 21J 8AD New Old Stock
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Posted February 20, 2011 - 8:07pm

Wow.... fantastic!  Great job you guys.  Nice find...

Posted February 20, 2011 - 8:15pm

Thanks Plains,

Mike did all of the hard work, all I did was lick the stamps...

Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2011 - 8:01pm

Ticker - this has got to be one of the coolest watch / story combos we have here. I think this is just plain fabulous. One piece art a time........


Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:37pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks Geoff,

It was a lot of fun to see it come together.

Now to find that Lone Eagle #3853 sitting in some jewler/watchmaker's forgotten file cabinet in the same condition somewhere out there!


Posted March 17, 2011 - 4:53am



Now THAT's a CLEAN BULLY!! And the "Deco Echo" band looks KILLER on that post Deco Watch!!!

Really Great find, Greg!!!!


Best :-)   Scott

William Smith
Posted March 15, 2012 - 8:52pm

hard to agrue about that one being an "M".  Maybe it's case style for first letter? But based on ad above there's 8 "M" combinations....all easily told apart.

Posted March 15, 2012 - 8:58pm

Well, except for the band/bracelet mismatch.   And the dial in the ad looks like it has black numbers rather than gold?   Are you going just by the case or everything else as well?

Same discussion we're having over the "NN".

In this case, we have a hang tag that may indicate those other factors don't matter.

William Smith
Posted March 15, 2012 - 9:03pm

In reply to by NOVA

Yea I was thinking case and hang tag, and missed the black vs gold numbers on dial. ...and this hang tag as well as the ad strengthens the argument for several "different" all "M" 

Posted March 15, 2012 - 10:51pm

In reply to by NOVA

Usually if a watch has Gold hands, it also has Gold markers, but you never know with Bulova...


The band is what came with this watch when I got it, and I have seen it on another watch that we have an ad for...don't remember which one right now, the only ad I can remember where the band makes a real difference is the Craftsman/Tuxedo.