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Bulova 1950 Douglas

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

8AC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3233459

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

SUC RMS127-15C.......21.4 X 18.8

Additional Information

I think this one is a Douglas. I don't know if the white gold one's have a variant or not. I put a Suc 3 faceted crystal on it because that's the only one I had on hand. Rocket lists it as being for the "Douglas" along with a curved top crystal. I've also replaced the broken main spring that was in it when I received it.

 

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 21, 2015 - 8:00am

Nice looking watch, always like the black with white gold.

It's a Douglas.

donegd
Posted January 21, 2015 - 11:40am

Nice watch Alan.. l have similar one ive sent off to Jeff for servicing before l up load it to the db

jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 21, 2015 - 2:40pm

1950 Douglas

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted January 24, 2015 - 4:38pm

Yep, Douglas

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 24, 2015 - 5:28pm

I thought we ran down at least a tentative variant for the yellow gold Douglas with the charcoal dial?  I'll check further.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted January 24, 2015 - 5:40pm

Actually I'd also like to know if this is white gold as that could be a factor for a variant as well.

 

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 24, 2015 - 5:49pm

I assumed it was yellow gold, but now I'm not sure.....

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 24, 2015 - 5:47pm

Yea the examples we have for charcoal dial in database are all in White Gold.

955 model list shows 8 variants.  Price of watch in ad used in ID is $67.50 if that helps associate w/ variants below.
Bulova model #   "Name"                              $ Price


Note no price suggests solid gold varinat, but list may not be complete?
Various other Douglas ads (w/ variants) below. Click on any snippet for full ad.
1946 Ad showing one dial configuration.

Second 1946 ad w/ dial variation (below).

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1955mercury
Posted January 24, 2015 - 5:59pm

This one is white gold filled with a charcoal dial.

JimDon5822
Posted March 20, 2018 - 12:55am

I found this case in a jewelry lot.  It is a 10KT white gold filled Bulova watch case which I believe to be a 1950 Douglas.  It does not have a date code on it.  I took a side picture so you can see the crystal profile which is different that yours.  The case is for sale if anyone needs it.