Bulova 1946 Douglas

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6375861
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Movement is 8AE. 

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plainsmen
Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:54pm

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Douglas.

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William Smith
Posted February 20, 2013 - 3:27pm

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

Second 1946 ad w/ dial variation.

Douglas from me.
Finiteguy- how did you determine the 1950 date?

finiteguy
Posted February 20, 2013 - 9:46pm

Actually, I thought it was 1950 because of the date range given for the 8AE movement. I actually have the matching adjustable basket weave braclet, but I changed it to a leather band because the basket weave braclet was too short for my wrist. I could put it back on and photograph it, and post it. The braclet is plated and the gold plating is worn off in some places. Thanks for helping me identify this watch. 

 

finiteguy
Posted February 20, 2013 - 9:50pm

Can we edit the date and change it to 1946? 

finiteguy
Posted February 21, 2013 - 8:34pm

Someone commented that the square stamped on the movement indicates it's 1946...so i think that we should change the date. Not sure how to do that. 

When I added the watch, it asked for a date and I had to guess. It would be better if that could be left blank, so that the commitee can fill in the proper date and model. I don't think that I was able to post it with out entering a date.

finiteguy
Posted February 21, 2013 - 8:38pm

..and of course after I posted the previous comment, I figured out how to edit the date. Sorry everyone, for all of the confusion. I am now officially addicted to bulova watches. Thanks everyone.

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William Smith
Posted February 21, 2013 - 8:58pm

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I wouldn't bother putting on the bracelet just for a photo, but you could.  Those bracelets tend to wear on the lugs, and the leather much kinder to the watch and the wearer IMO.  Now we know it's a 1946 case and movement. Thanks

finiteguy
Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:17pm

I'm amazed that a watch this old has very little visible wear. Hardly any scratches on the case.  The previous or original owner probably didn't wear the watch very much. I often wonder who owned these watches. I have a couple of 100+ year old Waltham pocket watches that also look new.