Bulova 1946 Douglas

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
8AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5175533
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Possibly a Douglas, 1946. White gold filled, 17 jewel manual, slate dial. 

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1946 Bulova Douglas watch
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1946 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2017 - 8:20pm

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Wondering if the white gold version went by a different name.

Rev, silly question I know, but just confirming it is white gold filled?

I've found ads for the 'Douglas' showing as 'yellow' & 'red/rose/pink gold', so it's highly likely that it also cam in white gold. Still checking the ads.

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:27pm

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Yep, White Gold Filled. 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 23, 2017 - 8:26pm

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This 1946 Bulova advert shows the 'Red' as the Douglas 'A" and the "Yellow' as the Douglas 'B'.

No mention of a White gold version.

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:32pm

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This is another in the DB:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-douglas-4793?page=2

On my example, the centre of the dial is bleached, maybe from excessive sunlight, but I really like these slate dials. 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 24, 2017 - 6:07am

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Interesting dilemma. I'm surprised we didn't have this discussion around the watch Jerin posted so long ago. I'm inclined to ID as Douglas but there is the 'no ad' question. I guess I'd have to tentative.

Agree Rev,  the slate dial is a great combination to the white gold.

Andersok
Posted September 24, 2017 - 6:56am

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It is odd the ads only mention rose and yellow variants. It also seems unlikely that the white version would have a different name, since the other two did not. I'm good with Douglas id.

jabs
Posted September 24, 2017 - 9:15am

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Agree with Douglas

plainsmen
Posted September 25, 2017 - 12:19am

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Yeah, generic Douglas, but I think the white gold versions of this era were usually "C" weren't they?