Bulova 1949 Director

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Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
48 (A8)
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9140386
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
20.4 x 17.8
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1949 Bulova Director/Broker?

Case is 14KT RGP Rose color with curved stainless back from 1949; case measures 29.4 x 20.7 excluding lugs/crown. 17 Jewel 8AH movement dated 48. Multi-color dial (rose, white, silver) with black markers and blue hands (I think). Expansion bracelet is also rose 1/20 12KT GF tops Flex-Let; shown with leather strap in last photo.

Not sure what model this matches later in this decade. Matches the earlier ads for the Director; also mention of the Broker in other discussions.

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JP
Posted November 8, 2014 - 11:24pm

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WOW What a beauty. I believe it to be a Broker.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 9, 2014 - 6:12am

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Beautiful watch Ken. Strap is nice but that rose band puts this one over the top. I hope you plan to wear this one.

Totally torn on the ID, I gave the Broker linked here just one tick, I think I'd rather call this a Director. We do not have a positive ID on this watch. I'd give it two as a Director.

This thing is gorgeous!

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bobbee
Posted November 9, 2014 - 6:59am

Agreed, Director as the Broker has engraved bezel uprights.

Very nice example!

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William Smith
Posted November 9, 2014 - 1:27pm

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It's the three step.  Commador, Broker, Director.  I think we decided the Commador has engraved vertical bezel.  The difference btwn Director and Broker slip my mind....but this thread has some useful discussion on this proposed difference.

When I do a watch database search for this period Director, I see no engraving, and an date range beginning 1946 through 1948.  Nothing with the dial of subject watch.  

Doing the same watch database search for this period Broker, date range is 1944 through 1948.  There is at least one listed as Rose with subject dial.  I gave that Rose w/ subject dial two ticks as Broker.

I betcha subject watch is either Broker or Director....but I'm leaning towards Broker w/ this dial.  William (Scott) gives some crystal specs in the first page of comments in the currently-listed Broker, suggesting the Director is slightly different than Commador/Broker. 

plainsmen
Posted November 13, 2014 - 8:22pm

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I think Director and I'm a sucker for the rose gold watch/bracelet combo.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 22, 2014 - 6:34am

Club 5000Panel Member

Three Directors, two Brokers

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jabs
Posted November 22, 2014 - 7:24am

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1949 Director

Andersok
Posted November 22, 2014 - 8:19am

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Not knowing exactly what a Broker looks like, I'd have to give this a tentative Director vote.

will3hawks
Posted November 28, 2014 - 9:36pm

Love the blue hands!! very cool

 

Regards,

 

Will

donegd
Posted November 29, 2014 - 10:45am

Great looking watch. Like plainsman l love the rose gold models

Regards

George