Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Submitted by sbennor on September 21, 2021 - 7:20am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Additional Information

This watch was my fathers. We think he got it as a gift in or around 1945 in Macon, GA.

We are trying to find out the year, model and value of the watch. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. 

Case No 9523145
inside case
Kathy L.
Posted September 21, 2021 - 11:03am

Hello and welcome to myBulova!  I would put your watch at 1949 based on the serial number.  If you ever get a photo of the movement that will help in the dating.  I believe your watch is a His Excellency.  Based on the yellow case it may be the "NN" like this one https://mybulova.com/watches/1949-his-excellency-8967 these did have black dials as well but not sure if that would change the variant (the variant like "NN" indicate subtle changes in the model) like this one https://mybulova.com/watches/1948-his-excellency-nn-2503.  Sorry but we do not give values here, just ID help.

1949 His Excellency

Posted September 21, 2021 - 11:09am

Thank you. How easy is it to remove the back case?


Posted September 21, 2021 - 1:16pm

In reply to by sbennor

Actually pretty easy.  I was freaked out the first few times but it's somewhat hard to break anything I'd you don't manhandle stuff.  

There's a little lip on the case ack that you get under and pop it off.  Try to use something like a hard piece of plastic at first so you don't scratch up the case as your 1st time.  

Afterwards it just snaps back in place.

Kathy L.
Posted September 21, 2021 - 4:14pm

In reply to by sbennor

Yes super easy.  They sell a little tool on Amazon or eBay that helps pop them off without scratching the back.  That is what I use but as plainsmen said you can use anything you can get under that little lip.  

Posted September 21, 2021 - 5:52pm

Got the back open, but can't seem to figure out how to add a photo.

This is what is stamped inside : 7AK, 21 JEWELS,48 


Posted September 21, 2021 - 7:25pm

I've updated the movement details accordingly.

Posted September 22, 2021 - 7:16am

His Excellency