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Bulova 1948 Her Excellency

Submitted by timerestoration on October 22, 2011 - 1:37pm
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48 (A8)
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 As seen in the 1948 Advertisement in the data base.

1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Bulova watch
William Smith
Posted April 9, 2012 - 12:15pm

Looks like a match, in 1947 ad below

again in 1948 ad as variant "A" with the wording "also available in white"

I'm still on the fence about a second letter or some other designation beyond "A" to indicate white vs gold.  Perhaps they are both A, with the model number (what Shawkey calls the Reference # in table 1 of his Bulova 23 article) indicating the distinction.  I'm starting to think that in some cases there was a second or different letter designation for gold color choices, and in other instances there was not, and the reference number indicated this difference.  God Bless Bulova consistency!   We need old jewelers catalogs.

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2015 - 6:47pm

Dec 4th, 1947 Her Excellency "A" ad from Iron County Record newspaper ad.


Posted November 30, 2018 - 7:27am

Her Excellency "A"