Bulova 1949 Brigadier

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48 (A8)
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Hi all

another little gem that I would like the panels opinion on please. I believe it is a "Douglas". The movement is marked 48 but the serial number starts with a 9 so I think it would be classed as a 1949 model. The case has no ware through or scratches on it and the crystal looks new. The band is definatly a replacement as it is marked Hong Gong


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bobbee's picture
Posted November 29, 2014 - 9:45am

Another 1949 ad with all three variants, Argonaut, Ambassador and Brigadier.


Geoff Baker
Posted December 4, 2014 - 7:24am

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Panel Members? Your votes please.

Posted December 4, 2014 - 7:55am

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I´m good with Brigadier

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Posted December 4, 2014 - 7:59am

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Tentative Brigadier based on the closest match in the ad Bobbee posted; no mention of the darker dial option

Posted December 11, 2014 - 7:01am

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Still, unknow for me. We have nothing describing a version with a charcoal dial.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 11, 2014 - 7:36am

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Hmmmm - Stephen - I'll defer to you on this one.......At this point I'll change to Brigadier if is help build a consensus.

Douglas: Will, Geoff

Unknown: JP, Admin

Brigadier: Bob, Jaroslav, Ken

Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:25am


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Reverend Rob
Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:46am

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I'm inclined to go with Brigadier, either we just don't have the ad with the mention of the dial, or possibly it was changed, but for all intents and purposes I believe it's a Brigadier. 

Posted December 18, 2014 - 7:52pm

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Douglas with a replacement or jewelry custom order dial.

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William Smith
Posted December 19, 2014 - 6:12pm

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I'm two ticks tentative for Brigadier.