Bulova 1950 His Excellency "NN"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
NN
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1640183
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

His Excellency NN

1950 Case / 1949 Movement

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2018 - 4:50pm

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I'll go out on a limb here and say this is a 1950 HE "NN" in white. Good ad verification.

MGD001
Posted January 18, 2018 - 5:01pm

The movement looks like a 48, my mistake.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2018 - 7:18pm

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What is the code on the movement? it's really hard to see in the photo. Is it A9, 48 or does it start with an L? I copied the photo and enlarged it;and it looks like L5, but that might be a pixel issue or my eyes.....

MGD001
Posted January 18, 2018 - 7:21pm

It was tough to see at first the stamp on the 8 is light, but it looks like it is a 48 to me.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 18, 2018 - 8:15pm

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Agreed, 1948. A 2 year difference between movement and case doesn't bother me as far as authenticity goes. If the movement was 2 years newer, it would indicate a possible movement swap. Watch dated by case is therefore still a 1950. I really like the white gold watches of this era; they seem to be a lot less common.

I just revisited your photos, numerous ads and known examples of this watch in the database, and it appears the hands have been replaced on your watch. Yours does, however, seem to be the first white example with white face uploaded to Mybulova. Hand variance could be related to the color difference as well. Hard to say. I don't know if that will move this to the "non-conforming" category or not.

MGD001
Posted January 18, 2018 - 10:25pm

I didn't notice the hands.

Here is another 48 HE with the same hands.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-712

Could this be an American Eagle 48 movement in the HE case?

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-american-eagle-1200

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 19, 2018 - 1:06am

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That is entirely possible. HE should have stick hands. In the event of repair, the easiest thing would have been to simply swap the movt with hands and dial, since they share the same movt calibre. A Bulova service centre would not have done this(at the time), it likely happened many years later. 

 

Andersok
Posted January 19, 2018 - 8:18am

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His Exc NN

Geoff Baker
Posted January 20, 2018 - 8:12am

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1950 His Excellency NN