Bulova 1951 His Excellency

Submitted by mimikim66 on December 31, 2014 - 12:08am
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I have held on to this watch since my mother died 15 years ago. Not sure what it is worth but I feel someone would value it more than me. It is beautiful, I do not understand the jewels on the face. Please give me information thanks.

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Posted December 31, 2014 - 4:33am

Thank you for adding your watch. Can you please update your photos to be higher resolution so we can properly review your watch and provide you with an accurate identification.

Case looks to be from the Academy Award series, but the watch may be from the Director series. Both may tie together.

Posted January 2, 2015 - 10:36am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Do you have to have special privileges on here to see the case or is there something wrong with my computer. All I'm seeing is a movement and the back to a case.

Update: I see pictures of the case today/ 02Jan2015

Posted December 31, 2014 - 11:01pm

Please let me know if these are better. I am not sure what part of the watch you need. I am happy to email pictures if needed.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 1, 2015 - 7:37am

Hi mimikim, welcome to myBulova. I've sent you a private message with my email address- check for a link in the upper right hand section of your page view. A straight on photo of the front of the assembled watch, perhaps a side view, a photo of the case back (inside and outside) and shot of the movement. Send me the largest size you have, we'd really like to be able to see the details ( read the writing).

Posted January 1, 2015 - 3:48pm

I had to use someone elses phone to send you some pictures but they are sent. If you need me to read the writing inside the case I can do so.

Posted January 1, 2015 - 9:31pm

Thanks for updating the photos, but it would be good if they were bigger and showing more detail.

Please send your large photos to [email protected] and I can upload for you.

Posted January 1, 2015 - 10:09pm

Another major factor to enable us to ID your watch is having an overall photo of the froont of the assembled watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 2, 2015 - 5:52am

OK, received the photos mimi, I think we can work with these. I think the watch you have is pictured in this ad we have from 1948. I believe its #18. The jewels on the dial were most likely added OR the whole dial was changed, it's difficult to know for certain. I don't think the Academy Award display box you have is original to the watch.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-… (not sure why these aren't changing to links automatically?)

Panel - I'm kind of leaning toward this being an His Excellency model but am unsure because of the dial.

Posted January 2, 2015 - 11:57am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you so much for the information. I do not know what to do from here but if you need more information please let me know.  I wonder why someone would put the watch in the incorrect display box? I am also wondering if the value decreased because of the diamonds added to the face. I feel it would look better without.

William Smith
Posted January 2, 2015 - 4:13pm

In reply to by mimikim66

I'm not sure the diamonds were added to the dial "later".  Check out how you cannot see any of the roman numerals sticking out from around the edges of the diamond mounts.  I think the size of the mounts would not completly obscure edges of the underlying numerals- especially the two digit numerals 11 and 12.  My thinks the diamonds came on this dial.