Bulova 1941 Director

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Curved Rose Gold Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 20.5mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Rose Dial with White and Silver accents shows Black printed Arabic numerals, Bulova logo and tracks. Hour and Minute Hands are Alpha style and a Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub-Dial totally obscuring the 6.

Caseback is Stainless Steel and stamped as shown.

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 7:58pm

Where did the above ad with the director come from? It looks like a cropped out portion of a Sears or mail order catalog. Is it date verified?

There are usually more than 2 watches in catalog ads, I would question the validity of this particular ad relating to 1941.

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 8:10pm

Then how does the Watch shown and the 2nd identical in the database obtain a 1941 movement?

ad is similar in design and style to a second


Posted August 27, 2011 - 9:37pm

I think your right Mark, after comparing both ad's side by side, it appears that both 1941 ad's are from the same catalog, probably to big to scan whole so it was done in parts, they seem to share the same catalog numbering, background, and style.

I see three 41' directors in the database all with 2 stars, yours and Nova's look like brothers (or sisters) and match the ad discription almost to a tee, =3 stars, the other one with the 47' movement actually should be listed as a 47' unknown for now.



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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:27am


When I checked, Lisa's 'DIRECTOR' (dated 1941) had a 3 star rating, which it deserves.

The similar Watch (almost identical with a Gold Filled Case) dated '47 in the database is named the 'BROKER'


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Posted August 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

It's OK Scott, I will be deleting the Watch from the database as it is already represented.....and with a 3 star rating.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 12:12am



Ok? Maybe you should start a "Broker" and/or Commodore" discussion?! (Might do 5+ pages???)

And you wouldn't want to be on the same side of an argument... with "Nova, the Novice?"  LOL...


:-)   Scott

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Posted October 2, 2011 - 2:07pm

                        'COMMODORE'                                                     'BROKER'

as discussed here: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1941-director-2535


* 10/2/2011 new ad below should help clarify any confusion over the 'DIRECTOR' Dial color scheme.

The Dial is actually 3 tone: Rose with White tracks trimmed Silver as stated in the original description and shown in the Watch images.


If Nova were right in Her arguement I'd be on Her side any given Day, as with any Member.

Posted May 8, 2012 - 5:22pm


Notice the numbers 5 and 7 0n the commadore and compare with the 5 and 7 on Marks watch. Not the same.

Now I will muddy up the water a little more, I have what I am calling a 1943 Director with the same style numbers as the commodore but with a copper colored dial.

Hmmmmmm. Is it a variant? It has the engraving seen on two of the other watches.

John JP

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Posted May 8, 2012 - 6:00pm


I now have 2 of the Watches in the original listing.

This 1941 'DIRECTOR' and a 1947 'BROKER' - both are identical, Pink with the Pink with White/Silver trim Dial, Black printed numerals, Black Modern Hands.

Side by side they are the same Watch but 2 different models.

Posted May 8, 2012 - 6:08pm

OK that's too much for me. Bulova has done it to us again.. I will just call mine a directadore or maybe a commedector.

John JP