Bulova 1945 President

Submitted by timetravel on December 20, 2020 - 2:24am
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Dear all, this is my rose gold Bulova President. It has like many other Bulovas on the site two date markings: the 1944 circle is overstamped by the 1945 triangle. The dial and watch are quite worn, sadly. To me, the watch is beautiful, though. I bought it during my college years in the nineteen nineties in the US, now I am back in Germany. I collect vintage wrist and pocket watches of several brands (104 watches at the moment). Best wishes! 

Bulova President front
Bulova President Back
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Posted December 20, 2020 - 2:46am

The dial is a replacement of the original one of exact same design, but with color loss, recently exchanged by my watchmaker.

Posted December 20, 2020 - 8:34am

I haven't seen this model with that dial (or in rose gold for that matter), which may be the solid pink gold variant. President as seen in this 1946 ad, which depicts the yellow gold version, noting it's also available in pink.

pink president

It is interesting that the movement is date stamped 1944/1945; as the case serial number would indicate 1944.

Thanks for sharing, that is a real beauty. I like it a lot.

Bulova President

Kathy L.
Posted December 20, 2020 - 10:04am

Beautiful watch, I love the dial as well.

Bulova President

Posted December 20, 2020 - 10:13am

Thank you. It might be interesting to know that the replacement dial was attached to a movement with the exact same date combination as the original dial of this design (triangle over circle); my watchmaker gave it to me for spares. So, it definitely is a 44/45 production. 

What I especially like is the identical pink gold trimming of the dial which matches the color of the case - I will try to replace my first pic with one more showing the pink.

Posted December 20, 2020 - 11:02am

Welcome to MyBulova.   You had a great eye back in the 1990s.  1945 Bulova President based on the case and movement.  Probably a late year introduction. 

Posted December 20, 2020 - 12:02pm

1945 Bulova President

Posted December 20, 2020 - 1:56pm

President.... with a replaceme t dial from a different President albeit both from the same relative time period.

It's not really factory... 

Posted December 20, 2020 - 2:24pm

ouch, that's sad. Would you have pictures of an original dial as it should have been combined with this case? 

Posted December 22, 2020 - 10:05am

It looks to be a dial from a President F.  I have not seen any documentation of the dial and case combination of this watch.  

1940 Ad