Bulova 1948 Douglas

Submitted by plainsmen on July 21, 2012 - 3:07am
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48 (A8)
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So.... what's the Bulova "O" on the movement?

1948 Bulova Douglas C
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Reverend Rob
Posted July 28, 2012 - 9:12am

Jerin, I'm just curious as to what, if any, markings are on the bracelet. I sometimes come across bracelets that look almost like they could be original, but are clearly stamped with the maker, Kreisler, for example. It would be interesting to know if outsourced bracelets for Bulova retained maker's marks. 

William Smith
Posted July 28, 2012 - 2:46pm

1955 model list shows 8 variants.  Price of watch in ad used in ID is $67.50 if that helps associate w/ variants below.
Bulova model #   "Name"                              $ Price

Note no price suggests solid gold varinat, but list may not be complete?
Various other Douglas ads (w/ variants) below. Click on any snippet for full ad.
1946 Ad showing one dial configuration.

Second 1946 ad w/ dial variation (below).

I believe the two ads above are Monkey Wards.  Note Wards internal model numbering: first ad 45 BPN  and second ad 45 AN.  Wards needed a way to order the noted differences, and Bulova needed a way to distinguish for btwn variants to complete order.

Posted December 31, 2023 - 8:20pm

I see 46 on the movement. The case SN would make this a ‘49 model.