Bulova 1949 His Excellency

Submitted by matt stott on December 11, 2011 - 10:41am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Crystal Details
21.55 x 17.55 mm
Additional Information

 I like everything about this watch- the grey dial, the white gold (filled) case, the blue hands, it keeps excellent time.  I need to find a better strap now.- Matt

Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted March 15, 2012 - 2:19pm

What constitutes an "NN" if the dial variations don't match the two "NN" ads of 1948 and 1951? 

el tel
Posted March 15, 2012 - 3:02pm

I have the same model and it is fitted with a steel mesh strap which I believe is original to the watch.


Posted March 15, 2012 - 5:09pm

The Hands are incorrect, I believe this Watch should have Silver Hands.


Posted March 15, 2012 - 5:36pm

I've always loved this bullet style lug watch.  Very nice example of the white gold version brother. 

Yeah Mark maybe right... I do believe with that style the silver hands were usually stock.  Though the blued hands with the white paint look pretty boss on this model IMO.

matt stott
Posted March 29, 2012 - 1:09pm

Thanks for the info everyone!  I just found the closest match for the year/case style/ dial, and the "NN" came up- I have no reason to suspect it is the correct designation other than that.  I know the strap is not original, and I have no idea if the hands are replacements- but I will take your word for it.


Replacement/Franken watches generally bother me (not that much), but I really like the blue/gray combination of this example, and everything seems to fit very naturally.



William Smith
Posted June 26, 2016 - 11:39pm

I'm still not sure the charcoal dial version is an "NN", but that bullet lug case is an easy ID