this is my father's 1952 bulova. 'director', i think. it runs perfectly and i wear it almost daily. i have it serviced yearly, but it is all original (save the band), never restored. i'm interested in having it restored... the crystal is about what you might expect from a 60 year old watch. i don't think he wore it much past my early childhood... i don't remember it and haven't seen it in photos beyond about '65... i'd also like to find the original band, or a replica. i understand from my mother that my dad bought it for himself as a gift from her at the px at the key west naval station....
It is indeed the "Director" model. Given that you've kept it serviced over the years I don't think you need a restoration done. The dial is clean and clear and doesn't require refinishing. I think all you really neeed is a new crystal, band and have the case polished.
In reply to It is indeed the "Director" by bourg01
If you take a look at page 9 of the ad database, you will see many examples of the expansion band that was original to this watch. It appears to have a distinct Diamond pattern on the links.
Your best bet would be to keep checking eBay, they do appear from time to time.
In reply to Confirmed Director, If you by OldTicker
In reply to thanks much for the by smithmarkie
Director for sure. Restoraton not needed.
In reply to Way to go bobbee glad to see by Jim Townsend
Hi Jim I'm not sure if Bobbee is a panel member yet or not, however I would welcome his nomination as such. But whether he's a panel member or not, his comments and opinions - like yours and every single member who takes the time to study and state their opinions - are not only read but taken into close consideration by those who do vote. I welcome observations, opinions and comments from all mybulova members. It's a community, and we all have a voice.