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Bulova 1948 His Excellency

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I believe this to be a 1948 His Excellency. Crystal has a nice size crack. 14K gold filled. Rose gold tone dial. What are the unique lugs called? Second hand sub-dial. Running strong 70+ year old watch. 

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Andersok's picture
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Posted July 29, 2019 - 7:29am

I think this will be a 1949 based on the case serial number, and in that year this was the His Excellency.

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 29, 2019 - 10:11pm

Nice one DDeanC, I like them in rose gold. I've seen some nicknames for those lugs but never anything 'official'. 

1949 Bulova His Excellency 

Posted July 30, 2019 - 9:27am

Would the purple hands be original?

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 30, 2019 - 10:16am

I would say they are original. Normally they are heat treated to a more blu-ish colour, but there is a wide range of this sort of thing in horology, from straw yellow to red to purple to blue to grey. Cornflower Blue is the most traditional. 

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Posted July 30, 2019 - 10:26am

I'm for 1949 Bulova His Excellency "NN", like this one

Kathy L.
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Posted August 5, 2019 - 10:18am

Great looking watch.  I agee it is a His Excellency.  

1949 His Excellency (edited to no variant based on yellow being the "NN", pink to be determined)

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Posted August 5, 2019 - 6:37am

1949 His Excellency 


Variant letter for rose gold unknown

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 4, 2019 - 10:47pm

I'll hold off on the "NN" variant. Still looking for a rose/red/coral variant letter.

1949 His Excellency for now.