Bulova 1958 His Excellency

Submitted by altmans1 on July 26, 2018 - 6:24pm
C
Manufacture Year
1958
Movement Model
23J
Movement Jewels
23
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
C890635
Case shape
Round
Crystal Details
Acrylic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

His Excellency I believe.

23 Jewels with sub-dial second hand and fancy lugs.

1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 26, 2018 - 6:42pm

1958 Bulova His Excellency "EW" and a nice one

Andersok
Posted July 27, 2018 - 8:41am

I don't believe that the ad variant is correct, as 'EW' was not listed at the $59.50 price in the pricelists, and is listed as a white case.

There are ads showing this watch in two styles, with a strap and with an expansion band.

There are a couple ads showing the 'A' with strap at $59.50, but the pricelists have a different price for this variant, or it later became the 'AW' which is listed at that price.

If the band on this watch is a match to the 'C' ad, then that is what I would go with. If not, then perhaps we have the 'A' variant.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 27, 2018 - 9:04am

In reply to by Andersok

I think you are right Ken. I didn't dig deep enough. We had this debate at least once before about date and band effect on variant letter with this model, as well as the ads.  I'll also go with "C"  based on production date and apparent expansion band on subject watch (if it matches the ad you provided). If not, maybe the way to go is generic HE.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 28, 2018 - 1:24am

altmans1, can you please post a photo of the band as well? 

Bulova His Excellency 'C' might just be correct.

Kathy L.
Posted July 29, 2018 - 11:36am

Bulova His Excellency, unsure on the variant at this time.

altmans1
Posted August 11, 2018 - 1:07am

Here is the band that is on my His Excellency!

Andersok
Posted August 11, 2018 - 7:46am

In reply to by altmans1

Thank you, this band is not the original one, which would have curved ends to conform to the case.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 11, 2018 - 8:06am

Panel, which way do we go?

It is a HE "C" as submitted presented on a metal band or

tentative "C", or

generic His Excellency based on not knowing what the original band was?

I'm leaning towards calling it a His Excellency "C", noting band replacement.