Err, eerrrm, uhmm, Brigadier, maybe?
Nice one jabs! Love the inscription, I can't understand anyone NOT liking vintage watches with them!
I have not found a better advert, but this suits me
I'm thinking it's from 1951 for some reason :-)
Looks nice and crisp as well. Brigadier works for me
1951 Brigadier? What's the difference between the Douglas of this period and Brigadier? Here's Plains 1948 Douglas, and Admin's 1951 Douglas.
here is another view for comparison
Brigadier I guess because I found relevant advert from 1951
It does look just like the Brigadier ad from 1951....but also similar to the Douglas ads from time period. I'm looking for some of these ads now.
Here's Admin's watch record (albiet short on photos and info) of what is currently ID'ed as a 1951 Douglas.
Will I agree with you, they are similar, if not identical. Our tip but I always try to support in some advert and in 1951 I found only Brigadier. Douglas, I found in 1949 here http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-12.jpg, with black numerals.
This ad from 1948 is for the Brigadier. We also have several ads in the part 1940-49 ads from 1949 for the Brigadier. Any ads for the Douglas from 1948-on will be old stock ads selling older models, as the Brigadier ads for the new name from 1948-on are new stock.
To summarize, pre-48 = Douglas, post 47 = Brigadier or Ambassador, depending on the bracelet as shown in the second 1949 ad.
Lucky guy this Bud fellow. I go along witht the date theory, I say it's a Brigadier. I'd also say the band look original.
I also think that the band is genuine. The watches are indeed pretty preserved.