Bulova 1948 Her Excellency

Submitted by Kathy L. on
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Hi All!  I really love the Her Excellency models and wanted to add a white gold one to my collection.  I was happy to find this 10K white gold filled with grey dial.  I think it is the "H" variant.  The only ad I could find is pretty fussy but I found a yellow gold as "F" and pink gold as "G" so even though it is fussy the "H" seems to fit.  Let me know if you think that is it.  Thanks!!

1948 Bulova her Excellency H watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Kathy L.
Posted May 1, 2018 - 10:10pm

Her Excellency F in yellow gold-filled, G in pink gold-filled, H in white gold filled.  

Posted May 2, 2018 - 4:52am

1945 Bulova Her Excellency "H"

Here is more readable ad (1947)


Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2018 - 10:51am

In reply to by jabs

Thank you!  For some reason I can't see the ads on her page.  When I click on them it is just text.  Glad you were able to get this : )

Geoff Baker
Posted May 2, 2018 - 6:57am

Great advert match. Normally I like to see the cord bands on this era watch but I think the band it's mounted on now really completes the package very nicely.

1948 Bulova Her Excellency H

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2018 - 10:53am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you Geoff.  It does go well but I too like the cord bands so it looks as original as possible and I plan on getting one for it.  

Reverend Rob
Posted May 2, 2018 - 11:39am

That' a pretty clean and well preserved example.

1948 Her Excellency H.

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2018 - 12:08pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Thank you : ) The photos on the listing were really fussy.  I could make out what it was but I had no idea what the conditions was.  I took a chance because it came with a case and it was closing at $4.70.  I was pretty happy when it arrived in nice condition and it ticks!  

Admin said you might be able to answer a question for me.  The little dust covers that come on the crown on some of the ladies watches.  Do they go on the inside of the case or the outside.  The inside seems to make sense but they do not seem to fit going inside.

Reverend Rob
Posted May 3, 2018 - 11:27am

In reply to by Kathy L.

If you mean the little tube with metal flanges, they go on the inside. They often get bent and damaged, so it may not look like it fits very well. Also, they get lost and are known to be replaced with ones from other watches. 

This method of dust mitigation was replaced by more robust tubes that friction fitted to thicker cases. More expensive watches have the tubes threaded into the cases.

Kathy L.
Posted May 3, 2018 - 11:44am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Here is a pic with one.  It is the piece of metal on the stem in-between the crown and movement.  Yes they are probably getting bent when I take the movement out and putting it back in the case.  Thanks.