Excellency Presentation Box

Hello ! New to the forum!! Just acquired an Excellency "DD" without it's original box and wondered if anyone knows the correct presentation box it would have come in. Would like to start looking for one. Have seen some marked "Excellency" but are not sure if they are ladies only  boxes or if they came as a unisex model - or- if the men's even had  a specific one or if they came in the general "Bulova Fifth Avenue New York" that is common.  By the way - love the website and thank all of you in advance for any information!!

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Kathy L.
Posted May 11, 2018 - 3:40pm

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Hello and welcome to the mybulova site!  Do you know what year your watch is?  I was just looking at watch boxes on ebay and saw two Excellency boxes that looked like a late 40s early 1950s.  I just looked at them again and the one I thought was a mens says ladies.  The other one looks like a ladies also.  I bet you could put a mens in the square one.  Looks like a early 1950s box.  

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Kathy L.
Posted May 11, 2018 - 3:46pm

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Here is a pic of Geoff Baker's His Excellency DD with the original box.  

John t.
Posted May 11, 2018 - 4:43pm

Mine appears to be a 1948. My main confusion is if the Excellency Mens were always in a box marked Excellency or could they also have been packed in a regular Bulova box. As you say some are identified as Ladies watch boxes. I have seen the more square shaped boxes identified as Ladies but wondered if at times Bulova used the more square, flat boxes for men's too. I am sure Geoff's rectangular box is absolutely correct but never seem to see one of these for sale. If there is a "Hard and fast rule" I want to make sure I get it right before investing in one!!  Appreciate the help!!

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Kathy L.
Posted May 11, 2018 - 9:21pm

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I think it varies.  I have seen lots of square mens boxes for different models.  Not too sure on the Excellency line.  You can search model examples in this database and maybe you will see more examples.

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Kathy L.
Posted May 11, 2018 - 10:35pm

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Looked through the late 40s watches in the database here and there are a couple His Excellency watches with original square boxes.  Will give you an idea of what to keep an eye out for.  

John t.
Posted May 13, 2018 - 10:07am

Thanks for all your help !  I guess I will go with Bulova varied their boxes as you say. All indications I can find agree with you !