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Bulova 1947 Her Excellency "I"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

I

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Model: 

6BA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

798905

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies
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1947 Bulova watch
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William Smith
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 1:40am

1948 ad for Her Excellency "C" (or at least I think that's what it says).  Close?

Then in 1951, we see "CC" on metal bracelet.  Any other differences?

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William Smith
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 3:01am

The "C" ad doesn't appear to have the eight sided crystal (cut corner crystal) of subject watch.  The "CC" doesn't either, and almost appears tonneau-shapped? 

mybulova_admin
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 5:34am

Generic Her Excellency for now as there does not seem to be a matching advert for this variant.

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William Smith
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 5:45am

Her Excellency from me too. Lots of ads, but no match. 

OldTicker
Posted October 10, 2012 - 7:56am

Unknown,

Just because it has 21J don't mean that it is a Her Excellency, could be a entirely different series.

m1121
Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:00am

The original bracelet was a combination between "Caprice"'s and "Curie"'s from the ad.
It must be a "Her Excellency", the movement series proves it.
And if it was later than '48, shouldn't there be a different case series?

OldTicker
Posted October 10, 2012 - 10:27am

The Dolly Madison series also had 21J movements, but as of now we don't have many ads showing them from 46-49, we have many showing the Her Excellency series, but not with this case.

It also could be something else, there is no rhyme or reason when it comes to Bulova.

Unknown for now until a ad will confirm the name.

m1121
Posted October 10, 2012 - 11:07am

If the 1952 Dolly Madison's movement series is 6BC and mine is 6BA, then yes, you're right, it is very possible to be a D.M.

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William Smith
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 3:30am

Good point on the HE vs DM.  Changed my vote to Unknown now....

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 5:46am

Unknown also