Bulova 1949 President

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on July 12, 2010 - 1:08am
Manufacture Year
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Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
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Watch Description

Bezel & Case Back: 14k Rose Gold Fill-Stainless Steel  Dial: Copper color with Exploading Numbers Dial

1949 Bulova President "E"
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Posted January 3, 2011 - 3:12am

Dial is consistant with a mid to late 40's design, You'll find the earlier version to have larger numerals. Movement is stamped 49.


Stephen Ollman
Posted January 3, 2011 - 4:43am

I agree with Mark, the movement is stamped 49.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 4:44am

Hey Wayne... as per a new ad from 1942-43... check this out.. they were side by side in the ad but wow...   It almost looks like a "Spencer" from the case/dial combo.  I'm wondering if they changed it from the Spencer to the President at some point.  Maybe during 1942-3 it was the Spencer?  Sort of throws a monkey wrench everything though.. heh.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:17am


Variation to the case on the Spencer makes its shape more like a Senator, the step on the bezel throws in a hint of Baxter but it does clearly show the exploding smaller numeral dial as being available. Can You nail the date down on the ad as it could quite possibly be the first Year for this dial design. '42 or '43?

I'll guess 1943.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 1:36pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

I got the ad from the Sears, Roebuck & Co, catalog, Fall-Winter 1942-43

That's about the best I can do.... late 1942 to early 1943

Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:36pm

In reply to by plainsmen



Back to school in/on this "case," man... Or, are you messin' with Wayne?!


:-)  Scott


Wayne Hanley
Posted January 3, 2011 - 3:08pm

I opened the watch & sure enough, there was the cleanest 49 stamp I have ever seen.

Thanks for your interest Gents!


Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:34pm

Nice one, Wayne :-)


Apparently this case was a good seller.  I wasn't aware that it was still being sold, that late...


:-)  Scott


William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 3:39pm

Case SN may suggest 1942 unless there is a 49 or J9 on the case, which may "trump" the case SN.  Also movement pic looks like a 7AK.  This is one of the youngest President E in watch DB.  Could it be a marriage w/ 1949 movement?