Military Issue

Bulova 1960 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3980819
Case shape: 
Round
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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.: 
AF43 133170
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
26.28
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case Dia: 30.9mm

Lug to Lug: 38.8mm

Inside Lugs: 15.8mm

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Bulova 1961 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
10 BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
A 5519
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Stainless Steel Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Original Black Dial shows luminous Military standard Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and inner 24 hr Dial are printed in White, outer register is printed in White with luminous accents on the Hour.

Hour and Minute Hands are Steel 'Spade and Sword' style, luminous filled and the sweep Center Seconds Hand is Steel with a luminous tip.

An antimagnetic shield appears between the Movement and Caseback.

Hackset 10 BNCH Movement is Stainless Steel.

Crown is Stainless Steel.

Decagonal Caseback is Stainless Steel, screws on and is stamped as shown.

 

In May of 1961 President John F. Kennedy sent 400 U.S. Green Beret 'special advisors' to South Vietnam to help train South Vietnamese Soldiers in methods of counter insurgency in the fight against Viet Cong guerrilllas:

First introduced in 1956 this Vietnam War era United States Military issue MIL - W - 3818A would be the last Military piece produced by Bulova.

The Bulova 3818A is shown on a N.O.S. era correct Nylon one piece strap.

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Bulova 1959 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A-17A
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
10BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
39743
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1944 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A 15
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10 AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF44 385
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 
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Bulova 1960 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
10 BNCH
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
A 12506
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Stainless Steel Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

An anti-magnetic shield and gasket appears between the Movement and Caseback.

Oversize Crown is Steel.

Decagonal Stainless Steel Caseback screws on and is stamped as shown.

Hackset.

N.O.S. Gemex one piece Nylon strap.

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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.: 
AF43 143686
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

*  Rare Radium Dialed Military issue Type A-11 Navigation.

Chrome plated Silver Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Black Dial shows Military standard Radium numerals, tracks are printed in White. Hour and Minute Hands are 'Spade and Sword' style, radium filled. Center seconds Hand is White (broken shaft)

An anti-magnetic shield and gasket appears between the Caseback and Movement.

Decagonal Stainless Steel Caseback screws on and is stamped as shown.*

* Note: PART NO 10AKCSH-R

Crown is original.

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Bulova 1945 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
10 AK
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
383558
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Chrome plated base metal Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Original White Dial shows Military standard radium arabic numerals, Bulova Dial signature (correct for 1945) and tracks are printed Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are radium filled and a Military 10AK Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

An antimagnetic dust shield and gasket appears between the Caseback and Movement.

Crown is original.

Caseback is Stainless Steel, screws on and is stamped as shown.

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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
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

The Type A-11 was not so much a specific watch model but a production standard used by a number of watch companies (Elgin, Bulova and Waltham), with numerous case and minor dial/hands variations (there were even silver-cased watches, as nickel was considered a metal more critical for the war effort!), though some design aspects were largely universal: Black dial; white hands; a hand-wound hacking movement with center second hand, hour numbers from 1 to 12; a second scale with smaller minute/second numbers in increments of 10 on the outside edge of the dial; and same-type minute and hour hands. This Bulova version of the A-11: this was the watch that was issued by the British as the Mark VIII, with an A. Schild SA Cal. 1238 movement (10.5'''), which while basically a Swiss movement was actually built in the US by Bulova as the cal. 10AKCSH, which also resulted in the lack of "Swiss Made" on the dial. The name can be parsed so: cal. 10AK, CS = center sweep, H=hack. Part of this Description was extracted from "Watches That Helped Win The War" article by Ken & Crusader Edited 9/11/2011
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Bulova 1943 Military Issue

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Model: 
10ak
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
of.369608
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
26.4mm
Additional Information: 

I have not seen a military issue with thin lugs like this before is it a special military issue of not?

Can someone help with the question

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