Bulova 1945 Douglas

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1945 Douglas

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1945 Douglas
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Posted December 17, 2013 - 4:47pm

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I'm good with the Douglas... what year did this become the Brigadier?

Geoff Baker
Posted December 18, 2013 - 6:54am

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Hmmm, this is a Douglas, the Brigadier seems to pop up in 1948 in the watch data base, The Douglas shows up in ads from 1945 to 1948. The only thing we have on the Brigadier is a thumbnail taken from a undated snippet. It appears in the watch db but not in the adverts. We have three or four watches ID'd from it that might need to be reviewed.

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William Smith
Posted December 30, 2013 - 1:03am

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I'm good with Douglas ID.  The date is in line w/ the ads.  Is the subject watch Rose Gold?  I can't tell from the photos, but the dial kinda says Rose Gold, as do the four Douglas ads linked above.

Posted December 30, 2013 - 8:30am

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case and dial are the same color rose or pink (not yellow), dial only has a darker shade
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Reverend Rob
Posted December 30, 2013 - 9:43am

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Douglas it is.

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 5:41pm

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I don't know about 1945, but by 1946 we see Model variant is "A" for red gold, "B" yellow gold.

1946 Ads showing one dial configuration.  Click on left  snippet for full ad.

Second 1946 ad w/ dial variation.

I'd go for a tentative 1945 Douglas "A" based on gold color and ad text above.

Posted December 31, 2013 - 5:52am

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 5:50am

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