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Chester Times, PA September 5, 1946 Cool black lumi dialed Ambassador
Chester Times, PA January 9, 1948
Lexington & Du Barry
looks like an engraved version of the Minute Man.
GENEVA DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, MAY 21,1948 "CAMBRIDGE"
If we do have a NAVIGATOR ad from the mid-1940's, I don't think it looks like this one.
From Bobbee The Grosse Pointe Review, MI December 19th, 1944
From the same ad as above is the round cased "Admiral".
NOVEMBER 1946 * CHESTER (PA.) TIMES
BINGHAMTON PRESS Wed., May 7, 1947
Her Excellency Group.... from top right around the horn counter-clockwise.
Q, R, N, J, L, G, A (in box), S, T, V
Tonawanda, NY—Wednesday, December 21, 1948
His Excellency "KK" & "QQ"
May 1947 ad. HER EXCELLENCY "A", "C", "F" variants.
Jan 1948 ad.
Confirms the Lexington.
Aviator "B" and Aviator, presumably the "D" because of the price.
The "B" ad is from 1948 and the other is from May 1948.
New name "Gloria", no ads in drop-down for "Joy", nice pic of the "Chief".
There's your SHOREHAM confirmation.
Binghamton NY Press 1948 -Squadron B
Torrance Herald, December 12th. 1940.
Torrance Herald, December 1946.
Confirms the AVIATOR, different paper, last one from NY this from CA.
Another "TUXEDO" ad. Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 1949.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 1949.
Cedar Rapids Gazette (Iowa). ad, October 1949.
October 1946 ad.
These watches have been talked about for a while now, and I think this ad just about puts the subject to bed.
Government Surplus, named the Master Navigator Watch.
December 1949 ad.
New watch model, the "ANITA", 14K, 8 diamonds.
North Tonawanda NY Evening News 1944 "Military Miss"
Uhmmmm holy smokes. This ones going to cause some controversy and maybe a few watch name changes.
Apparently... in the late 1940's... this version of the President became the... "His Excellency EE"
Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1947. I guess now that I put some thought to it I've always wondered why we never saw any later 40's ad's for this President, though we've seen some of the models this late.
Also for edification this is the 2nd or third copy of this exact ad in New York State newspapers.
Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1946 - His Exc Group
July 1946 ad from the NY Post.
New name, the "War Hawk".
Very nice job gang. Kudos to all.
Binghamton NY Press 1947 - Men's Diamond Bulova
14k Gold Men's.... black diamond dial.... it's got those crazy shell lugs. Unfortunately no name, but at least we know it's legit!
December 1940 ad.
Farragut. Another. Looks like the two-tone dial version of the Westchester.
The Winchester is two-toned
Niagara Falls NY Gazette 1946 May-Jul President H
President "H" Confirmed
October 1947 ad.
New name "MEDICO". Looks like a military style, 4 hands?
Could this be the name for the one-button Chronograph?
December 1946 ad.
White dial Air Warden and confirms the Navigator.
Alas, no name for it.
New name SKY HAWK. 1941 ad.
New name. Miss Air Warden. May 1942 ad. Greenville Record Argus, PA.
Confirms the CAMBRIDGE.
December 1949 ad. Very poor res. the DRAKE, the ladies RADCLIFFE and CHARMER.
New MINUTE MAN.
Confirms MISS AIR WARDEN.
This 1947 Billboard ad is for "Rebuilts", all rebuilt Bulovas.
August 1948 "Billboard" ad.
And more rebuilt/reconditioned Bulovas from March 1948.
September 1949 ad.
May 11th, 1945 ad.
Brand-new name, the "Air Cadet". Looks like it has hooded lugs, 17 jewels.