Bulova 1948 His Excellency "SS"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
SS
Manufacture Year: 
1948
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
8147235
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

My Wife found this one out shopping. She was very excited that it was still working. Looks to be from 1927-28 time period similar to the Magnolia.

Not For Sale
1928 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Daca102090
Posted February 25, 2017 - 7:19pm

This is more likely from 1948.

The 1920's models were usually more ornate and most often white gold finish.

This looks like a His Excelency model with either a 7AK or 7AP movement.

 

www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-7930

and

www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-3397

 

 

MGD001
Posted February 25, 2017 - 7:28pm

Thanks, I didn't notice the similar features in the 1940 models, but I see the similarity now.

Daca102090
Posted February 26, 2017 - 12:23am

And it is in FABULOUS condition.

Those dials don't normally look this great after almost 69 years

jabs
Posted February 26, 2017 - 4:47am

Panel Member

Your watch must have 21 jewels, like all HE

your watch will be His Excellency "SS" from 1948 year

Geoff Baker
Posted February 26, 2017 - 4:18pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree that it resembles the His Excellency SS but would like confirmation of the jewel count before I commit. MGD, can you please opo the back off and give us an update on the number of jewels AND the date code on the movement?

MGD001
Posted February 26, 2017 - 7:34pm

Okay I opened this one and on the inside cover it had etched:

wo 938

225156

2927Y

6VU/71

The inside states:

21 Jewels

7AK

I hope this helps, thank you all for your efforts!

jabs
Posted February 27, 2017 - 2:43am

Panel Member

Well, it is now clear, complete information :)

movement is from 1947, case from 1948

1948 HE "SS"

Geoff Baker
Posted February 27, 2017 - 5:15am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree - 1948 His Excellency SS

Andersok
Posted February 27, 2017 - 7:07am

Panel Member

Agree with HE SS