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Bulova 1948 Her Excellency

Submitted by Kathy L. on June 5, 2019 - 6:38pm
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Adding another HE.  This one is the "L".  I will eventually replace the crystal that is pretty scratched.

An interesting note on the dial.  The "L" dial is jet black and the "H" dial is a charcoal gray.  I have now seen one other of both besides mine and believe these are two different dials and not just a faded one.  

1948 Bulova Her Excellency L watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Posted June 5, 2019 - 10:44pm

Wow another beauty.

Does the case have a 1948 date mark?

Kathy L.
Posted June 5, 2019 - 11:11pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you.  No date stamp but the serial # starts with H for 48.  One more to find to complete this page of the ad lol

Posted June 6, 2019 - 7:38am

Very nice example. The deeper black dial has a nice look.

Her Exc 'L'

Geoff Baker
Posted June 6, 2019 - 9:49am

That's a real beauty Kathy - well done! I have to ask.....if the gray and black dials are actually two different models (I'm not so certain they are), how do we differentiate by the adverts?

1948 Bulova Her Excellency L

Kathy L.
Posted July 30, 2019 - 4:43pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks Geoff.  The gray dial is in my HE “H” which is a different case to the “L”.  I believe they made two different dials a black dial for the L and the slate gray dial for the H base on mine and others I have seen on eBay.  At first I thought my H dial was just faded.  Now that I have seen another I don’t think so anymore.  As far as the ads go we would just go by the case and gold color with these as the dial color doesn't seem to come into play with the HE line.  More of a fun observation than anything else.  

Reverend Rob
Posted June 6, 2019 - 10:22am

I really like the slate dials, I have a couple watches that have them. 

Kathy L.
Posted June 6, 2019 - 10:33am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Me too Reverend Rob.  I like the added character a colored dial adds to a watch.  

Posted June 6, 2019 - 12:53pm

Looking great in the side by side shot.

Posted June 9, 2019 - 6:44am

1948 Bulova Her Excellency L

Nice one!