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 18, 2015 - 6:00am

Here's a bit better image of the one Mer1947 Bulova His Excellency DDc posted above.


Posted January 18, 2015 - 10:16am

Do we know if the 'DD' variant was solely for yellow gold, and would the pink/rose gold have it's own variant? Or, do they share the same variant?

Posted January 18, 2015 - 10:19am

In reply to by Andersok

Going by the ad, I would think they share the same variant, because it is designated "DD" and says also available in pink. ??

Posted January 18, 2015 - 1:36pm

In reply to by 1955mercury

These ads are sometimes confusing with such statements. The same ad also shows the Franklin "A" watch available in Yellow, White, or Pink - a different 1947 ad shows the same Franklin with designated variants for each color "A" "B" and "C".  IMO I think there is another variant for the rose color.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 19, 2015 - 5:48am

In reply to by Andersok

That's a good point Ken. Being the owner of the Franklin "C" (in white gold) it seems to me that this watch can be His Excellency but cannot be the DD.

Posted January 18, 2015 - 1:16pm

1955 mercury 18 months is just about how long it took me to learn how to use my digital camera and post on this site.I've been a member her for close to two years but was lurking in the shadows before that.Stephen,this is not my first Bulova but my pictures are not the best.I'm waiting for a light tent to arrive and if that doesn't work then I'll have to fork out the big bucks for a macro lens.On another note I just realised that the watch case might just be yellow gold since 14k is darker and also I haven't polished this one yet.Denis.


Posted January 18, 2015 - 1:21pm

Sorry,I meant Geoff in my last post.

William Smith
Posted January 18, 2015 - 2:36pm

We have other His Excellency Double letter variants which are different for different case gold color.  It's say we have the pink variant of the "DD", for which I don't see an ad with the correct variant letters.  Still looking.

William Smith
Posted January 18, 2015 - 3:36pm

The lugs on subject watch may be different that those pictured in this snippet of the "DD" ad referenced in thread.  
EDIT:  I think in 1946 and maybe even 1947, we have some watch examples and ads which suggest the watch with the softer angled lugs (like subject watch) may even be a Director, but I don't remember for sure.  The hard-angled lugs in the ad are different than the softer-angled subject watch lugs.

Posted January 19, 2015 - 9:32am

His Ex.. unk variant