Bulova 1945 President

Submitted by lisamarieFL727 on September 7, 2021 - 8:08pm
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Bulova rose gold, President "E" men's watch. The advert from 1945 I found on this site says "pink gold". 

My Grandma gave this to my Grandpa for his 23rd birthday in 1945. The year he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after WWII had ended. The back of the case is engraved with: "To Tony With Love Rosemarie 9-25-45"  .........9/25/22 was my Grandpa's birthday. 

Outside case markings: Serial number 4272658, 14K Gold Filled Bulova(see photos)

Inside case markings: Bulova, 14K Gold Filled, New York. The engraving is very faded and rubbed off(see photos), but I managed to decipher what it says. 

Watch band markings: 1/20 - 10K Gold filled Top, Pat. Pending, Jaeckel

Movement markings: Bulova Watch Co., 21 Jewels, 7AK, ∆, F S

-Copper dial

- Blue steel hands 

- Seconds dial 

-  Vivid white Art Deco numbers on the dial

Great patina. Watch band is missing one link(see photos), but is wearable. it's a family heirloom piece that I wear and will hand down to the younger generations in my family. 

I would welcome any other info., like what does Jaeckel mean on the watch band? Is that the makers mark?


Front1 1945 Bulova President E
Front2 1945 Bulova President E
Front3 1945 Bulova President E
Movement 1945 Bulova President E
Inside case 1945 Bulova President E
Posted September 7, 2021 - 8:58pm

If the panel members see this, can you put in the heading 1945 Bulova President E. I forgot to put the model. Thank you. 

Kathy L.
Posted September 8, 2021 - 4:17pm

In reply to by lisamarieFL727

Hi Lisamarie,

That will be done at the end of the review process.  This watch is soooo cool, congrats on this amazing heirloom!

Posted September 8, 2021 - 7:26pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

I see it was updated. Thank you and thanks for the compliments on my cherished Bulova timepiece. 

Posted September 7, 2021 - 10:21pm

Thank you for posting your grandfathers watch.   You have a very special family memento.   A very nice example of a

1945 Bulova President "E"

1945 President

Posted September 7, 2021 - 10:57pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Thank you! Can you edit the heading for me to say 1945 Bulova President E so people can search it easier? I forgot to put that into the heading. I have more photos to upload when I get the time. 

Posted September 8, 2021 - 3:07am

1945 Bulova President "E" 

Really nice condition.

Posted September 8, 2021 - 10:17am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thanks! It has nice patina and is working. I will upload more photos soon. One outer rose gold link is missing on the outside bottom of the band. The stainless steel band mechanism is exposed on that one link, but can still wear. I had a local jeweler get it working and polish it up. 

Posted September 8, 2021 - 10:42am

Outside Case


Posted September 8, 2021 - 10:45am

Outside case 2


Kathy L.
Posted September 8, 2021 - 4:17pm

In reply to by lisamarieFL727

This is priceless <3