Bulova 1947 His Excellency

Submitted by denupnorth on January 17, 2015 - 5:46pm
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Original dial and crystal,rose gold case markwed 14k gold filled(includind back) not sure if crown is original as it is not marked.Roman numerals scratched inside bezel iii/iv/iv match last three digits of serial#.President maybe?

denupnorth 1947 Bulova 01 18 2015
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 5:50pm

I tried to change the date to 1946 without success(technologically challenged,sorry).

Posted January 17, 2015 - 6:20pm

I would say that this is a 1947 based on the serial number beginning with 7 and what appears to be a square stamped on the movement for 1946 (could you confirm the movement stamp). I think this style became the His Excellency by 1947. We have a 1947 ad showing a similar watch as the HE, but it does not state which style of gold. May have been the Director a year prior

Posted January 17, 2015 - 8:24pm

Hi Denupnorth. This could be the model you have.

The one in the ad is the yellow gold version and looks to have gold applied numerals, but I have seen other Bulova models have the numerals painted on the dial in the pink gold versions. We'll see what the panel members think.

Posted January 17, 2015 - 8:27pm


Any chance of a better photo of the front of the watch please.

Posted January 17, 2015 - 10:01pm

Tried but not much better,will try to get a better photo later .The movement symbol is indeed a square but seems to have what looks like a centerpunched dot next to it.

Posted January 17, 2015 - 10:39pm

The numbers are not painted but are applied as are the square markers.

Posted January 17, 2015 - 10:57pm

In reply to by denupnorth

In the newer photo they clearly are applied. Sorry. They looked painted on to me in the smaller photo.

Posted January 17, 2015 - 10:59pm

I'm not the greatest photographer but still not too bad for my first one here.Denis.


Posted January 17, 2015 - 11:22pm

In reply to by denupnorth

You're doing good. Took me 18 months to figure out how to post pictures on here. Turned out that I couldn't using Internet Explorer. I had to switch to FireFox.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2015 - 5:51am

Welcome Denis to myBulova. Seems like you been around for a while, congratulations on your first dive into the watch dB, hopefully there are more to come. I think the advert that merc posted shows your watch. It seems everything was renamed to the His Excellency name in 1947. I did change the date on the record per Ken's suggestion to 1947. 

1947 His Excellency DD, a great choice to start a Bulova collection.