Military Issue

Bulova 1946 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
6280565
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
Round 25.2mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

CASE BACK IS STAMPED A.F.U.S.ARMY, TYPE A.11, SPEC.NO.94-27834-C, SERIAL NO.AF-46PART NO. 10AK CSH , ORDER NO.13869, BULOVA WATCH CO., AND INSIDE SAYS, STAR WATCH CASE CO., BASE METAL, STAINLESS BACK, 6280565.

VERY CLEAN MOVEMENT SIGNED BULOVA WATCH CO., 16 JEWELS, 10AK AND A SMALL  "CIRCLE" STAMP DENOTING 1944. SHE SETS AND WINDS SMOOTH AND RUNS WELL . CROWN IS ORIGINAL . BEZEL IS A 3 PIECE TOP LOADER WITH THE COIN EDGE ON TOP AND ON THE CASE BACK.

1st I'VE EVER SEEN A BULOVA IN THIS CASE, ONLY ELGINS.OVIOUSLY  AN A-11 MILITARY AND OBVIOUSLY ALL ORIGINAL BULOVA THOUGH  DID REPLACE THE SWEEP SEONDS HAND WITH A SILVER ONEI.

 

 

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Bulova 1947 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
32991
Case Serial No.: 
2380650 7197108
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
29.8 MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here's another Bulova Military I've managed to pick up. It's a strange one though. Marked US, 1917-H on the caseback. Inside she's stamped Star Watch Case Co., Stainless Steel, 2380650, 7197108. This I find kind of odd, 2 serial #"s ??. I've dated it 1947 based on the 1st diit of the second serial #. Mark, Your thoughts on this??

Another odd thing is the use of a 15 Jewel 10BM movement that bears no date stamp of any kind.Until now I have never seen a 15J 10BM in any watch I've ever owned.

The pristine dial is a NOS military issue that is identicle to the original, original hands and of course a NOS olive drab canvas band to finish.

BTW, Have you folks been sleeping? I picked up 2 Rite Angle's last week, both under $60.00.

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Bulova 1962 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
10BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
A16825
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
Apprx. 26mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Another MIA brought back to life. This came to me missing the case ring and dustcover. Crystal was cracked and the mainspring shot. Now it's whole again and runs like a charm.

Caseback marked,

Wrist Watch, Mil-W-3818A, SER. NO.A16825, STOCK NO.  6645-808-1407, BULOVA STOCK NO. 10 BNCH, CONT. NO. DA36-038ORD- 21501(M), US.

Movement dated 1962, Viet Nam era issue? Navigator's Watch ? She's pretty slick with a NOS military issue olive drab canvas band, all original watch head, dial, hands and crystal. Note the orange lume. 1st time I've seen that. Enjoy all.

 

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Bulova 1958 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A17A
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
10BNCH
Case Serial No.: 
20238
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
Round (Will update measurements)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

A beautiful A17A that i got with a broken mainspring. It is now running beautifully. other than the small crack in the crystal at 6 (which i am waiting for the replacement for), and someone (not me) who was incredibly clumsy with a screwdriver on the barrel bridge, this piece is in incredible shape. If you are interested in buying let me know and i can send high resolution pics. 

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Bulova 1961 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
10bnch
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
16948
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Todays $60 find on the way home from St. Augustine Greek Fest. Roadside Antique store had this beauty. Had to have her. She runs accurate with Hack feature. No tools to open her until I get home from the weekend. It had an expansion band  that I swapped with my 1968 Timex 600ft Skindiver I had packed with me for the weekend. 19mm Tropic will be arriving in the mail monday for the Skindiver.  Dont mind todays daily wearer in the photo shot.   

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Bulova 1962 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
10BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
A19434
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
N/A
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Mark, This one is for your opinions,  I'll call it as a 3818A Military.

Caseback marked,

Wrist Watch, Mil-W-3818A, SER. NO.A19434, STOCK NO. 6645-808-1407, BULOVA STOCK NO. 10 BNCH, CONT. NO. DA36-038ORD, 21501(M), US.

Movement dated 1962, Viet Nam era issue? Navigator's Watch ? She's pretty slick with a NOS military issue olive drab canvas band, all original watch head, dial, hands and crystal. Enjoy all.

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Bulova 1943 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
8 Day
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Model: 
21AE
Movement Serial No.: 
31412
Case Serial No.: 
39059
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Glass 51mm
Additional Information: 

Got this in terrible condition. It had been poorly serviced, broken balance, and as dirty like it had been through a war............. 

It was photographed without the crystal to avoid reflection. 

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Bulova 1944 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
none
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
plastic
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1944 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A-11
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF44 - 184633
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

WWII era Navigation Watch (Hack) Type A-11

SPEC. NO. 94-27834-B  (3 Piece Case)

 

illustrations from: War Department Manual AN 05-35A-9

as found.

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Bulova 1943 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A-11
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF 43 26617
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Military Type A-11
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

All working lovely military WW2.  Solid silver case, not chromed. No more info, let you do the work! ; )

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