Bulova 1944 President

Submitted by CodeGuy on May 1, 2022 - 7:32pm
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1944 President G. in excellent condition.  

Dial is undocumented on ads for this year (that I've seen). Wondering if this is a redial or original.

movement 2
Posted May 1, 2022 - 8:10pm


Posted May 2, 2022 - 12:02am

shows patina

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2022 - 3:23pm

It looks like a President "G" to me with a possible dial replacement.  This ad Detroit_News_1945-11-07_9.png


1944 President "G"

Posted May 2, 2022 - 6:20pm

Now that I have it in my hands, I'm not convinced it's a President G. I took it apart and judging from the patina, that dial has been in this case for a very, very long time.

Posted May 2, 2022 - 6:21pm

And no offense intended but that ad isn't convincing enough for me to even think that's the same case.

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2022 - 6:39pm

In reply to by CodeGuy

Yes now that I know it is rose gold I am not sure as well.  I don't think it is a Craftman though. I would say President but variant not known or just Unknown model.

Posted May 2, 2022 - 7:00pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Definitely not a Craftsman. I own one :-) (see below on left vs this one) very similar dimensions though. I submitted the only other watch that the board thought possibly was a President G. The ad was from  1946, so we don't know what the dial is supposed to look like. I guess until we get a confirmed President G, we won't know.  

I submitted this one: https://mybulova.com/watches/1942-president-g-12489
I was going to buy it but we couldn't identify it either. The owner had it from an estate sale and the original owner was deceased. So, no history available there. I passed on that one because it was an unknown.

The weird part about this dial is that the font isn't used on any other dial except it's similar to the 1939 President. So, honestly I don't know. The dial definitely looks 'at home' in the watch. My cleaning reveal that the dial has been in the same position for many decades. 

Shrug.. put this one in unknown too. The good thing is that I got this one for $300 bucks. So... can't really go wrong there.

Craftsman vs. Unknown

Posted May 2, 2022 - 6:22pm

BTW, the crystal dimensions are exactly the same as a craftsman A. 21.5 x 17.5 mm