Bulova 1949 Director

Submitted by JPutt on September 24, 2021 - 5:39pm
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17.5 x 21.5 mm
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I found pics of a similar watch on your website for a Director dating at 1948 or 1949. I couldnt find any references to the "diamonds" at 9, 12 and 3:00  -   do you think that they were custom added by a jeweller or a factory option? Also, you can see light brush marks on the case back. Is this typical factory finish or a novice (like myself) trying to make something look better? 

Sorry for all the questions. I am just learning.

By the way i have another similar watch, either Director or His Excellency with the Diamond markers. I will be putting that in next.

Thank you,


Front view.
M7AK movement
Back of case
Insded case back
Side profile with crown
Posted September 24, 2021 - 6:13pm

What a beauty! Thanks for sharing it. Your watch is indeed a Director as seen in this 1949 ad. Looks to be a perfect match. Solid gold with 3 diamonds on the dial. Ad dated 1949


1948 Director

The back is factory finish as seen. I love diamond dials! Keep'em coming!


Posted September 24, 2021 - 7:17pm

Wow.... That's a great example of the Director... Looks NOS almost.

Posted September 24, 2021 - 7:31pm

Sharp looking watch, nice example of the diamond Director.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 24, 2021 - 10:06pm

Very Nice - 1949 Bulova Director