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Bulova 1948 His Excellency "HH"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835

Variant: 

HH

Manufacture Year: 

1948

Movement Model: 

7ak (not sure)

Movement Jewels: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

8296485

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

14k gold filled case

Not For Sale
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Pichejul
Posted December 31, 2018 - 4:38pm

Its look like a 1948 '' HIS EXCELLENCY '' But they have little difference. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 1, 2019 - 7:55pm

Any chance of popping the back off to see what movement is inside? I suspect it'll have a 21 jeweled movement.

Pichejul
Posted January 1, 2019 - 8:01pm

Yes. I will receive it back from the watchmaker in a couple of weeks. Then I will take a pics of the movement. Thanks 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 1, 2019 - 8:01pm

Certainly fro the 'His Excellency' series.

This 1948 Bulova advert shows the watch and notes that's its availabale in yellow, red and white gold versions.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 2, 2019 - 3:35am

looks like "GG" version of His Excellency

similar watch

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 2, 2019 - 8:15pm

Found the 1949 advert showing the Bulova His Excellency "GG" model.

Pichejul
Posted January 2, 2019 - 8:29pm

Thanks. In the ad you just send. It’s written “excellency” in the dial below the bulova. So not the same dial. So maybe the FF ? Not sure 

Pichejul
Posted January 2, 2019 - 8:24pm

I really don’t know beacause all the excellency I see in the ads are only 10k solid gold 

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted January 2, 2019 - 8:58pm

The pricelists show three His Excellency models at $62.50; the 'GG' 'HH' and 'II'. The few ads we have show the 'GG' as the yellow gold option. I find no ads for the HH & II.

Here is an unconfirmed white gold model from 1948, photo pulled from the web some time ago listed as NOS w/ tag:

The model number 37129 matches the pricelists for the 'II'. That leaves the 'HH' as a possible rose gold version. Subject watch appears to be a 14K GF Rose gold model with the copper dial and dark hands.

Also, the model numbers associated with these three HE variants are also assigned to the Ambassador A (HE-GG), B (HE-HH), C (HE-II); which were the pre-1947 His Excellency models. I do not find any ads clarifying which of those variants were for the three color options...so no help there.

His Excellency, tentative for the variant 'HH' (unless watch is not rose color)

-Ken

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 2, 2019 - 10:12pm

Great work Ken and would totally agree with this line of thinking.

Bulova His Excellency "HH"