Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Submitted by donegd on October 10, 2014 - 9:24am
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48 (A8)
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Hi all

I believe this is a 49 His Exellency NN it is in rose gold 14k gold filled, The strap is a Kreisler Quality USA. gold content 025. the movement is working and keeping time, but the dial good probably do with refinishing. I have tried to clean it up but its still very dark, a job for international dial I think. The watch came complete with the box as in pics

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Posted October 10, 2014 - 10:03am

My apologies about the pic of dial its not to clear


Posted October 10, 2014 - 11:41am

Agree with ID. Nice watch!

Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:57pm

Ditto bobbee

Posted October 10, 2014 - 2:09pm

I'm good with that.  Man I do love these ricebead bracelets.  So sharp looking.

Posted October 10, 2014 - 6:07pm

Does "NN" represent all three gold types - yellow, white, and rose; I was always placing "NN" with the yellow gold version, but maybe that is wrong?

Geoff Baker
Posted October 11, 2014 - 5:38am

...and I thought the WHITE gold version was "NN". I just reviewed all the "NN"'s we have in the dB, all three colors are represented. The ad does state "also available ......."

His Excellency NN

William Smith
Posted October 11, 2014 - 1:23pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I'm good with His Excellency "NN", but would only go two ticks tentative.  Checking the Spring 1955 price list cumulative models section, I see there are only two "NN"'s available.  I noticed the same thing for "OO", "MM", "LL" and several other double variant letter combinations.  
I'm thinking the two "NN's" in the price list refer to the yellow and white gold, and there will be a different unique variant for the rose gold....but that's just a guess and a feeling, as I gotta check the various ads now.  Looking for a Rose Gold "NN" ad rather than a yellow or white "NN" ad.
Spring 1955 quarterly price list snippet for subset of His Excellency variants