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Bulova 1951 His Excellency "QQ"

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This watch takes a crystal thatb was made for the 1950 Academy award 'QQ' watch.  I am presuming this is not an academy watch as it is an 'Excellency', one other I have seen before confirms this.  So general concensus is that this is the His Excellency 'QQ' model, that is what it shall be known as until proof comes to light of a different name.

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Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:26pm

I do have more photos but cannot get them down to 150kb with losing all composition. will try later's picture
Posted November 19, 2010 - 4:18am

Yah... I strive for 100KB +/- but a 200KB MAX. would make life easier, I think??? (Afterall... that's still only around 1MB even with 5- 6 images, uploaded...)


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Posted November 19, 2010 - 2:40am

The His Excellency "QQ" was listed in the 1950 BB glass catalog, so was likely released in time for Christmas, 1949? Or perhaps sometime in early 1950??

I show only the Academy Award "QQ" and the "Excellency QQ," so agreed... since this isn't a "golden curtain" dial, nor a (50- 53) "X" factor one...


:-)  Scott


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Stephen Ollman
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Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:55am

Regardless of the dial, does the case have any resemblence to an Academy Award model.

I agree, it makes perfect sense that it is an Excellency model (the 21 jewels is certainly an indicator)'s picture
Posted June 5, 2011 - 5:35pm

At second glance... I now see (5) models listed (3 more in the 1953 BB glass catalog) as taking the same crystal:

The 1951 Director

The 1953: "His Excellency" models: "QQ, VV & XX"

And also an Excellency "ZZ" I had denoted before... Although I don't know from which catalog/year, in retrospect?


Best :-)  Scott

P.S. I list MULTIPLE crystals, so when people COME BACK to these threads... something may "click" in their minds, or at least they then realize that the same crystals DO INDEED often fit 3- 6+ Bulova models... And the "QQ" Excellency and Academy Award model ALMOST CERTAINLY use this same "AA looking" case style... And I'll put my case "dating" and intuitive sense about models in general, up against ANY dealer, collector or watchmaker's, still breathing...   


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Stephen Ollman
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Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:21am

That and it's got 'Excellency' written on the dial.

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Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:33am

Redial No. 1?  And "Curly Q" lugs :-)

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 2:49pm

Come on guys! The watch is an Excellency QQ. Perhaps your crystal was mislabelled.

Unless someone can produces proof that is not low resolution, grainy ,can be easily read and clearly pictures this case with the "curtain dial" this case is, and was only used as a Excellency model.

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Posted March 17, 2011 - 4:01am

I have yet to see ANY ad, clarifying WHICH "Excellency" this watch model is??? (And there are three listed, in a wide variety of crystal catalogs... And G-S was quite VAGUE...) That was, MY point!?


:-)  Scott

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Posted November 20, 2010 - 5:11pm

Enough said.