Bulova 1952 His Excellency "D"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6086552
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18mm x 22mm Raised Flat Top
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10KT Yellow Gold Filled Bulova Excellency with glossy black dial and gold printed 3, 9, 12 and hour markers with white printed "Bulova Excellency".   Scalloped sides at 3 and 9 o'clock.  Diminutive at 38mm x 32mm.   Case back is marked 10KT Gold Filled Bulova L2 with the serial number.  The entire case including back is gold filled.  16mm lugs.  The movement is a 7AA but does have an unusual U mark which I do not believe is a date code.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 18, 2018 - 3:19pm

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My guess is that  the "U" is "L1" for 1951. That would seem to make sense. 1952 His Excellency D, like this one.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1953-his-excellency-6843

JimDon5822
Posted March 19, 2018 - 12:03pm

Thank you.   I actually believe I have this exact bracelet.   I took it off and put it on leather.  I need to dig it back out.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 19, 2018 - 12:11pm

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Wow, Good for you! If you have the original expansion band and it's functional: I would put it back on.

jabs
Posted March 18, 2018 - 3:31pm

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1952 His Excellency line mine example

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Andersok
Posted March 19, 2018 - 7:42am

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I would agree with His Excellency 'D'. The pricelists show the His Exc D as model# 37177 @ $71.50, and they also list the Drake with that model# and price, and list the Drake with case color 'Y'. There are no ads for this Drake that I could find.

plainsmen
Posted March 19, 2018 - 9:46pm

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Looks lime the HE D... lugs threw me a sec but one of the pics show them bowed back like the ad.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2018 - 7:26am

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Another nice one JimDon,

1952 Bulova His Excellency D