Bulova 1950 His Excellency

Submitted by plainsmen on April 19, 2012 - 7:45am
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49 (A9)
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There's not to many of this "FF" model out there and in fact only two in our database.  This watch was recently redone in a black dial with blued hands and lumi numbers. 

The pictures don't do it justice.  It's a very classy men's watch with an evening feel.

1950 His Excellency FF
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Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:09am


The ad shows the 'HIS EXCELLENCY' 'FF' variant as having a White Dial with Black print.

How can the 'FF' also be Black Dialed with radium numerals???  Please explain.

Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:11am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Gee... it's really hard to understand.  Stop being obtuse and argumentative for nothing more than being you.

It's obviously a redial and I know you understand this. 

Stop trolling Mark.  I'm not in the mood and your little games where you like to piss people off won't work on me.

Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:39am

I have seen this dial before...

What makes you think its a redial Jerin??

Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:42am

In reply to by OldTicker

Oh... cause I hadn't seen it before.  You shed new light on the matter Greg... very nice!    Looks to be around the same set of years as well from the look of your case in the background there.

Mark gave me one star.  I'm kicking around using my awesome godlike powers and deleting his account.  What do you think? =)

Posted April 19, 2012 - 8:46am

In reply to by plainsmen

1948, and the Surgeon I have is a '51, so they were still lighting them up from the factory.

; D

Posted April 19, 2012 - 9:33am

Gentlemen, It's no redial. We just haven't seen it in an ad. This seems to follow the Radio City and Black hawk, General etc., theme. I think that would look alot better with these hands.

Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:41am

I agree with Mark. Without an ad supporting that dial/case combination it's a HE with no variant.

Darren (not being argumentative and acutely aware how obtuse I can be)

Posted April 19, 2012 - 11:13am

As with the:



and Gregs 'UNKNOWN' of the same era this is either an 'EXCELLENCY' with a Dial swap or an 'UNKNOWN' model.



William Smith
Posted April 19, 2012 - 1:54pm

Does the case in the "FF" ad and subject watch occur in other His Excellency model variants?  We don't have text in ad above stating what constitutes an "FF" so I though in these instances the subject had to match the ad exactly to get confirmed ID due to lack of this info. 

If subject watch case was also seen in models other than His Excellency, then maybe an "unknown". But if only in His Excellency- (and perhaps only in the "FF" ad), then I'd say two stars.  If listed as His Excellency w/o variant- I'm on the fence but open to discussion.

We know the answers to some of these questions; it's more an example of the procedures for these ID's that I'm thinking about....