Bulova 1947 His Excellency

Submitted by HazelF on January 23, 2017 - 10:38am
AA
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
Unknown
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hello everyone. 

Greetings from Ireland.

As far as this Bulova is concerned I sadly have very little information. 

It was given to my Father shortly before my Grandaunt passed away. She died 23 years ago. My Father believes she bought it in Philadelphia, while she was working there as a Nurse. This would have been around 1940.  However I have no way to know if that is true or not.

I'm very curious to identify the model, and perhaps put an age to the watch.

Any information you may have to help is greatly appreciated. 

Two of my photos were too large to upload. So here I will write the markings as seen on inside of the extension clasp. "Kreisley Quality"

USA PAT 2.064760 

 

1940 Bulova his Excellency AA watch
1947 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2017 - 5:31am

Hello Hazel, welcome to myBulova. I think you are most fortunate to have this wonderful watch from your father. Bulova made this watch sometime in the mid to late 1940's. The name is ether "Princeton" or "His Excellency" based on the exact year of the piece. Princeton and His Excellency were both advertised with a dial similar to your watch The serial number on the case back and/or the date code on the movement would help us determine the exact year of manufacture and thus the name.

Princeton Advert here

His Excellency Advert here

 

jabs
Posted January 24, 2017 - 7:12am

You a quick Geoff :) I agree with you

Until 1946, these watches are known as Princeton since as His Excellence

HazelF it would be good to look at the designations on the bottom of the case

mybulova_admin
Posted January 25, 2017 - 9:26pm

There should be a serial number of the back case. Could you please check and advise as that would help date the watch.

HazelF
Posted February 5, 2017 - 6:10pm

Hi all. Thank you so much for your information. I've located the serial number.

The number is:733789

HazelF
Posted February 5, 2017 - 6:10pm

Hi all. Thank you so much for your information. I've located the serial number.

The number is:733789

jabs
Posted February 6, 2017 - 5:01am

OK, in this case is my vote 1937 His Excellency "AA"

Andersok
Posted February 6, 2017 - 7:59am

I agree with 1947 His Excellency. Is the case yellow or white gold?

HazelF
Posted February 6, 2017 - 9:07am

Yellow Gold. 10 K.