Bulova 1950 -Unknown

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Is it a Tuxedo or Excellency ? are the hands authentic for this model and the stones real or ?

Thanks for the info.

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Geoff Baker
Posted July 9, 2014 - 5:54pm

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Tuxedo is engraved, without testing no way to know for sure on the stones, hands are not correct for this style.

Not sure I've ever seen His Excellency with Diamonds, I'm going to look a bit more

Posted July 10, 2014 - 12:49am

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Has the case of a 'His Excellency' and the diamond dial of a Director. I agree that the hands don't appear to be original or correct for this watch.

Also the HEs are all 21J movements.

This one is unknown for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:48am

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Yes - I've spent more time too and just don't find anything.


Stan The Man
Posted July 10, 2014 - 7:34pm

Thanks for your input guys,Maybe just a Frankenbul...

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William Smith
Posted July 10, 2014 - 8:59pm

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unfortunately unknown from me too....but a beauty

Stan The Man
Posted July 12, 2014 - 9:41am

Decided to put it up for sale....can't seem to edit it ? What to do?

Posted July 18, 2014 - 11:53pm

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Stan did you follow the instructions for marking a watch as 'For sale'?

Geoff Baker
Posted July 13, 2014 - 7:52am

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Stan - check the box, you should get a note from admin in a couple days with further instruction

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 5:16am

We have this ad from 1951. It shows there are HE's with diamond dials.



We have two more examples of the OP's watch with the correct jewel count/hands.  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-unknown-5007



..and other style HE with diamond dial.  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-unknown-2089

This points to the watch being a legitimate Bulova release and not a Frankenwatch.

HE with a movement change.

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William Smith
Posted July 23, 2014 - 1:32pm

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Hi Stan

What's the gold content halmarks on case back?