Air Warden

Bulova 1942 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1942
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2330434
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22mm
Additional Information: 

1942  Air warden

10be 15j reconditioned + serviced

Runs and keeps great time.

Had this and another (45) thrown in the parts drawer,  glad i didn't canabalize them.

 

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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3162304
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
B*B B223 9 15/16 dia
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I recently acquired this , what I believe to be a " 1943 Airwarden "  It is 10k rolled gold plate bezel. Sterling base and stainless back. the watch is 26mm dia excluding the crown, 

the hands look as though they were once lumed , the hour hand red and the minute hand green.

Having looked more closely at the dial now l have cleaned it up the numbers are not luminous so l am thinking it may be a " Nighthawk ' not an airwarden

Members comments would be greatly apreciated.

When I bought it it was missing the stem and crown, which had snapped off. I have replaced both. The watch runs but definitely  needs a service

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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10BE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3214168
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
NOS aftermarket
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bought this from a panel member in non-working condition. It had a broken mainspring and some rust. After installing a new mainspring and crystal, and a thorough cleaning, oiling, and regulating, it is running beautifully. UPDATE: I have outfitted this piece with the correct hands and a band that more closely matches the original. 

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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3399395
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case size 26mm. X 33mm. 14mm. lug gape. Sterling silver case 10 K RGP. Blued hands and radium dial look original to the watch. Identical case to Air wardens/ Nighthawks in database, but note the fat, extended stem barrel, not seen in any others in DB, more like military watch stem barrel. Also the 10 AK is a known military used movement.

EDIT- This watch could possibly be the"Interceptor" model, as posted in May of this year by both Admin and fifthavenuerestorations in comments about another watch, "air Warden", also posted by me.

It could also be the "Apollo", as posted by NOVA in the same watch post.

posted by admin.

posted by fifth (Mark)

 

 

 

 

 

posted by NOVA. This ad may be the same one used by admin.

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Bulova 1944 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BS
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
4031335
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case silver gilt, no plate wear. mvmnt. symbol puts year as 1943, case no. as 1944. Very dirty dial cleaned up well as did the case. Non-original strap is vintage circa 1940's.

Edit: 2013.03.13  Case dimensions added from Bobbee's comments in thread: The case size is: 26mm. dia. 34mm long. 14mm. lug gape.

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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3340467
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

A very sweet white dialed Air Warden.  I've seen quite a few black dials in this model, but seems that the white dials are a bit more scarce.

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Bulova 1944 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
4442868
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Air Warden in military themed display case. Watch case is in nice condition, dial needs refinish. Hands do not appear to be a match. Watch winds, sets and runs. Period Ensign bracelet has substantial gold loss as pictured but really does look nice on the watch. Display case is in good condition for age. Sticker in case is from Kirkpatrick's Jewelers in Butler, Pa.

Added 3/25/2011

Photos updated 12/1/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1942 Bulova Air Warden 12 1 2013
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Bulova 1944 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10BS
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
3512652
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Air Warden
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case diameter is 26mm.

 

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