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Bulova 1948 His Excellency "TT"

9/10 votes
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48 (A8)

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Straight edge high non domed



Additional Information

10K Rose RGF with 1/20 10K RoseRGF top  Scissors type expansion band. Signed dial, case back, case interior, movement. Movement marked 7AK 21j USA. Light wear, scratches, near perfect crystal, dial shows patina ,high  wear. Improper minute hand (gold but should be blued as the minute and sec) . Sub dial seconds fully obscuer '6' Runs strong keepts good time (+-3-4 min per 24hr) watch sets and winds well but movement has NOT been serviced. Any other defects will be noted as discovered

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shooter144's picture
Posted March 4, 2011 - 10:35am

There are 2  '48 Statesman in the data base, this matches one of them...The raised corners of the case differ between the two...


Thanks to Plains for the info on the light tent...not bad at all !!

All of these backgrounds are personal family members...Gotta love the '55 Roadmaster....sweeeet chrome !!

1955mercury's picture
Posted January 18, 2015 - 6:58pm

The Buick is a 1954. I've got a 52 and a 58 and have had a 55, 56, and 57.

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Posted March 4, 2011 - 10:49am

Nice bro... your pictures will only get better from here on out...

I recently picked up one of these with a variant dial, but the case looks pretty much the same... I haven't got it yet but curious to see it's shape...  Looks to have a little brassing, but advertised as 21 Jewels's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 2:57am

The (earlier) '46+ STATESMAN is 17J... and the Excellency "SS" is your 21J... I believe???

GOOD Images/themantics!


:-)  Scott


shooter144's picture
Posted March 11, 2011 - 11:36pm

Looks to me as if this ad of the Excellency has a hooded lug....otherwise appears the same, could be the only diff between the two....hard to say with an artist rendition .

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Posted March 4, 2011 - 11:08am

Whats the crystal on yours? Raised straigh up from case with flat top???

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Posted March 4, 2011 - 11:17am

Dunno... don't think this one has a crystal. I'll have to snag one.'s picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 6:36am

The believe the correct glass+ (the 48 G-S & '49 Perfit catalogs read as much...) are as follows:



His Excellency "SS"    CMX326-36   RMS129-30C   CMX2160C   HMC216/4F


Best :-)  Scott's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 8:21am

I don't have an Excellency "SS" here... but I do have it's father, the 21J mid 40s "President," in a nearly IDENTICAL... RGF case config, even! I added the correct "Excellency SS"  G-S acrylic (see above 21.6mm x 17.6mm) beveled "CMX" crystal over the bezel opening... even though the Pres takes the fractional mm smaller, 21.5 x 17.5mm glass+ (The style you have in your images, above...)


Cheers :-)  Scott

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Wayne Hanley
Posted July 23, 2011 - 10:14am


The dial above was used on 1940s Presidents, but the case is not a President case. This case is used on Director, Excellency SS, Statesman & Duncan.

 Correctiom: Scratch the Duncan. Thanks Shawn