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Bulova 1947 Her Excellency

Submitted by Jatco on September 9, 2016 - 8:20pm
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10K GF, from what I can determine


Having trouble to downsize the pic size to work with your site...UGH...!!

1947 Bulova Her excellency
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
Posted September 9, 2016 - 10:50pm

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Posted September 9, 2016 - 11:00pm


I'll work on it...!!

Posted September 24, 2016 - 7:08am

In reply to by Jatco

Any update. If not I'll need to remove this watch entry.

Posted September 24, 2016 - 12:47pm

Msg sent to Geoff with additional pics for resizing help...



Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:58am

What is stamped in back case and movement. There should be a date code there somewhere.

Posted September 25, 2016 - 1:20pm

..Hello again...

Now that the pics have been resized and uploaded, thank you, you can see the markings on the movement, ie, 6BK and  21  jewels.  It may be hard to see in this photo, unless enlarged, but above the top left gear, at the lug, reads 'Adjusted' and to the left of that gear, above the 6BK, reads  47 Swiss (upsided down to the '47'..). as stamped.  As to the inside of the case back, as pictured, is pretty much all I can discern, using a lupe.. There's a fair bit of corrosion along the perimeter of the inside of the case back, but I wouldnt expect a 'stamp' along there.  I was able to pick up this, '3765Z 1968(?) ..hand ingraved, (not factory stamped).,which I suspect would be a 'service date' by whoever did it, then.  The outside back of the case reads H480724.

The watch is in for repairs, so when I get it back, I'll open it up, (if not at the watchmaker..), to see if I can find any more info..

Thanks for your interest....


Posted September 25, 2016 - 3:05pm

Looks mostly like the Her Excellency 'A', 1948 ad

Don't think we have seen this movement in the 21 jewel configuration before.


Posted September 25, 2016 - 3:41pm

That...Andersok.. Is the watch.. as depicted in the 1948 ad..!!

As I mentioned to Geoff, in a seperate email....

".Hello Geoff...and thanks for your message and help.. etc....--- 

I've attached a couple for consideration.. unfortunately, I didnt get a good shot of the face...and the watch is in for repairs as we speak.  After a fair bit of searching..this could be, possibly, 'Her Excellency''model (1947'ish) or 'American Girl' ??.."


So, I do believe Andersok, you've found the model..  As to the 21 Jewel configuration..- could it be because it was of the European  market of then..?? -  It is a friend's watch from her 'Nonna', back  from Italy at the time...??  

Posted September 29, 2016 - 7:49am

Your watch is a nice match for the Bulova Her Excellency 'A', which came standard with a 21 jewel movement. This case design in 10Kt Gold Filled matches that of the 'A' variant.

Looking forward to getting some newer pictures when you get the watch back.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 30, 2016 - 5:15am

Nice little ladies watch Thomas, I agree that it's the "Her Excellency A" model. I think all Excellency models (His and Hers) had 21 Jewel movements. Thanks for sharing it.