Bulova 1950 Excellency

Submitted by Almaden Excellency on January 3, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
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I believe this to be a 1950 Excellency UU. It runs smoothly and accurately.


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Posted January 3, 2014 - 2:43pm

Another beautiful watch and I am inclined to agree with your asessment of the model but will have to search it out first.

Posted January 3, 2014 - 3:13pm

'UU' is shown to have a Dial with Black printed numerals and Blued Hands, the applied Gilt Dial and Gilt Hands would suggest a different variant.

The 7AA is interesting.

Very nice.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 5, 2014 - 9:40pm

This is a very nice watch. I doubt there's any question it's an Excellency. Regarding the variant, I see the "V V" as the black numerals, not sure what the "UU" is yet..... Until we nail down the variant I would give it three ticks for an Excellency.

Welcome Almaden, to myBulova, you have a nice start to a Bulova obsession with the four lovely watches you've brought us. Is it only the 1940's and 50's you collect? Are there more?

Posted January 5, 2014 - 11:10pm

His Ex

Posted January 6, 2014 - 5:11am

The 'HIS EXCELLENCY' "UU" is shown here: ad Dated 1949 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Mexican-Bulova-49-9.jpg

The 'HIS EXCELLENCY' "VV" here: ad Dated 1951 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1951-3.jpg

Interestingly enough the 1949 "UU" ad appears to show the Black printed Dial, the 1951 "VV" ad showing Gilt whilst its descriptive text clearly states "Black numerals and Hands"

a humdinger

Geoff Baker
Posted January 6, 2014 - 6:08am

You're right Mark, that's what threw me off too. I say we post it as His Excellency and leave the variant off for now.

Posted January 6, 2014 - 6:30am

I'm very much inclined to go with the 'VV' variant. The ad looks to be incorrect as there is no way the watch shown in the advert has black hands and thus the numbers would also not be black. The ad shows gold hands.


Tentative HE 'VV' for me or as you say a straight out His Excellency.

Great condition!


Posted January 6, 2014 - 9:55am

I agree Stephen and would also be tentative on 'VV'

Posted January 6, 2014 - 10:02pm

Very fine points Gents, Ex VV.

Posted January 6, 2014 - 10:24pm

Excellency VV