Bulova 1948 His Excellency

Submitted by Stinky_Sullivan on January 18, 2023 - 1:15pm
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48 (A8)
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Kathy helped me identify this watch before I bought it. It came with an ugly 70's band. It just so happened that a few days before, I bought an Elgin, by mistake, and it had this band on it. How serendipitous. Someone from the Facebook group identified it as going with the His Excellency. The band isn't in good enough shape to wear but it will be on it until I get the movement working again. Geoff Baker posted a "UU" ad in the comments of the 1948 "UU" submitted by ncmountie in 2018. I ran out of spots to ad pictures so I chose the ad that shows the band best.

1948 Bulova His Excellency “UU” dial
1948 Bulova His Excellency “UU” profile
1948 Bulova His Excellency “UU” case back SN 8665527
1948 Bulova His Excellency “UU” 7AK movement
1948 Bulova His Excellency “UU” band
1948 Bulova His Excellency ad
Posted January 18, 2023 - 6:22pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

The first link on each end of the band has issues. I'll attempt a repair someday. If I ever get into replating, I'll consider going full tilt and remove each link cap to replate them. We shall see.

Posted April 5, 2023 - 7:09pm

In reply to by Stinky_Sullivan

I just acquired a ‘48 His Excellency “SS” with a stunning band that I thought was identical to this one but in better condition. I discovered it’s not the same but it does match the ad and the band I have with this watch is similar to the ad but not an exact match. See my His Excellency “SS” to see the band in the ad.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 18, 2023 - 9:02pm

1948 Bulova His Excellency "UU"

Posted January 18, 2023 - 9:20pm

Always great to re-marry the correct components of a watch.

1948 Bulova His Excellency "UU". (advert 1, advert2)

Posted April 5, 2023 - 7:58pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

After receiving another band, I see this band is not a match to the ad. The band in this ad is with my ‘48 His Excellency “SS”.