Bulova 1945 Engineer

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14 KT  Rose gold filled I belive this is a Douglas, I could find no ad to support this though Band is a rose gold plate also. 21 jewel 8AE MOVEMENT.

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Jim townsend 1946 Bulova Engineer 6 18 2014
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William Smith
Posted June 10, 2014 - 1:59pm

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I'm looking for the differences btwn Douglas and Engineer for circa 1946.

bobbee's picture
Posted June 10, 2014 - 3:10pm





Better? :-D

Jim Townsend
Posted June 10, 2014 - 4:45pm

Excellent work bobbee. One day maybe you will teach me your secrets for finding these things :)

bobbee's picture
Posted June 10, 2014 - 5:06pm

Hard work Jim, hard work and nothing better to do! :-)

Jim Townsend
Posted June 12, 2014 - 5:34pm

Been wearing this watch for 2 days and it keeps excellent time. Maybe have this dial redone what ya think?

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2014 - 5:43am

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How similar are the cases of subject unknown and your 1947 Douglas variant "B" seen here?

Jim Townsend
Posted June 13, 2014 - 7:54pm

Looks like the very same case Will. I got that watch out and compared them same same only difference i can see is  the dial and the rose gold color on this watch vs, yellow gold on my Douglas B.

bobbee's picture
Posted June 12, 2014 - 5:48pm


It's the original colour, hardly patinated either.

Lisa has one:/album/a1946-douglas1/a1946-douglas-2-1-jpg/


Yours is the only other, so don't ruin it with a redial as it will never be the same again.

Jim Townsend
Posted June 13, 2014 - 7:55pm

Staying the same bobbe i will not touch this one.

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:29am

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I'm confused between Engineer and Douglas for 1946.   If we disregard Geoff's Solid Gold 17jeweler, all other contemporary Douglas in database have 21 jewels (as the Douglas ads indicate).

Bobbee posted the newspaper ads for 21j Engineer, but below are some ads for Douglas from same time period.


other Douglas ads for this time period:




by 1946 we see Douglas 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.


Jim  The dial is beautiful the way it is!!!