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Post all of your new Bulova watch ads from 1940-1949 here.
North Tonawanda NY Evening News Feb 1941
Bulova Ranger, Senator, President
1941 Yonkers NY Herald Statesman
Bulova Co-Ed, Goddess of Time, President, Diamond Goddess, Beacon, Ranger, Chief
1941 Jamaica NY Long Island Daily Press
Bulova Nighthawk, WaterTite.
June 28th, 1940. Winnipeg Free Press.
The "Commander". Very unusual edging to the dial, with the numbers closer to the centre because of that. Not unlike the non-Bulova "Air Commander" in this 1941 ad, but the price difference and lack of the Bulova name anywhere shows the difference.
New ad for the "MEDICO", not quite like the other two we have for it.
Unusual watertight watch, not sure if that is it's name or not, as it does not start with a capital letter as you would expect, and as the Medico does.
1949 ad for the Groom and the Viking.
Excellent advert from Oct. 1946.
Close-up of bottom row.
The "Engineer" looks like a Douglas with a two-tone dial with Roman Numerals and stick hands.
The Milwaukee Journal - Jun 16, 1948
November 1947 ad.
1940 F.C. Dahnken Co Catalog - Salt Lake City UT
Wow... super nice new ad. Check out the 1940 "Director"! Several new variants here.
June 10, 1944 Three different solid gold 14k watches
Director, Florence, Lady Maxim
Salt Lake Telegram 5-13-1949, showing the newly named "Sponser"
Philadelphia PA Inquirer 1944
Bulova Ethel, Goddess of Time, Sky Master, Interceptor
Check out that Sky Master!!
I love those bands, the Sky Master's looks like a 'butterfly' clasp.
Lisa has an example here: http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1943-unknown5/
Mountain Eagle KY | 8 April 1948
Marie | Cambridge
Minute Man | Goddess of Time "A"
Elizabeth | Arnold
Andrew | Lexington
Goddess of Time "U" | Christine
Claire | His Excellency "AA"
Her Excellency "T" | His Excellency "UU"
Mountain Eagle KY | 14 Nov 1946
Officer | Janet "B" | Minute Man "D" | Shirley | President "H"
Sausalito News | 17 April 1947
Violet | Douglas
Sausalito News | 10 Oct 1946
Princeton | Statesman
Just found all these Her Excellency adverts from different jewellers all on the same page of the Philadelphia PA Inquirer dated May 7, 1947.
I think that this is a really good indication as to when Bulova formally introduced their His and Her Excellency range, prior to which were given individual names and classified under the general grouping of 'Excllency Group'.
Remember these a8 dverts are all on the same page.
Jerin posted this advert on page one, full page advert, same date.
1942 Bulova Minute Man "J"
Sears Fall/Winter 1942/43 Phila. Issue
Oh boy now this ad is exciting! There are at least 2 in here that we've been looking for forever!
The Pittsburgh Press Thu Dec 13 1945 showing the Brau Brummel, American Clipper, and Rocket
Battle Creek Enquirer Fri Jul 30, 1943 War Ace, Juliet, Iris
The Morning Herald Fri Dec 15 1944 - Commodore
Confirmed different newspaper The_Morning_Call Allentown PA Sun__Dec_10__1944
Oakland Tribune Sun Mar 12,1944 - Lincoln
The Philadelphia Inquirer Sun Dec 3, 1944 - Lord Springfield
So that's what they look like. Nice!
News_Journal Mansfield, OH Fri Jun 23, 1944 - Admiral - Elaine
Ah... ABOUT TIME I found this model name. I've seen 2 other ads prior to finding this one, but there was no name on them.
The Tribune Seymour, IN Fri Aug 18, 1944 - SENTRY
The Philadelphia Inquirer Thu Nov 23,1944 - Skymaster - Intercepter
Don't think I have seen this one on here. A 1944 advertising postcard. Goddess of Time, President, Miss America.
1947 Borchert Field Ad - Goddess of Time, President, Andrew
1943 Borchert Field Score Card Ad - Conrad, President "A", President "K"
April 23, 1942, The Tulia Herald, Tulia, Texas - Ranger, Priscilla
September 1942 - Air Warden
Matches Shirley and Brigadier from 1949
The Minneapolis Star Fri Dec 13, 1946
1941 Ad was Postmarked Oct. 25, 1940 - President
St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sun Oct 4, 1942
The Lord Milburn is a mistake on the newspaper. It should be a Benrus Lord Milburn.
I am trying to see about the "Worlds Fair"
Do you think they both might actually be Benrus and someone doing up the mat ads goit it wrong. We certainly have never come across these before.
Really could be mate... I'm cool with dumping them... but thought I'd put them up for propriety's sake anyway... something to discuss.
These two ads from different papers in different states (IN, KY, UT) may throw a wrench in things a little...
The_Owensboro_Messenger, Kentucky - Fri, Oct 9, 1942
Palladium Item, Indiana - Fri, Jan 16, 1942
The Pittsburgh Press, PA - Thu, Dec 18, 1941
Nice finds! I have been looking for something like the Apollo for a watch I added a couple of days ago. I think it might be an Apollo : )
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, PA, Dec 23, 1947
Montgomery & Buckingham
The Wellsboro Gazette, PA Wed Dec 14, 1949 - Drake
I know it sucks but it's the only "Drake" ad I could find so far.
1946 Bulova Golden Eagle
1946 Bulova Francine
Wilkes Barre Times Leader the Evening News, Tue Dec 23, 1947 - Montgomery and Buckingham