A 1940S MILITARY NAMESAKE MODEL???

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I'm more than a bit BEHIND the curve on what is now in the database here... but... 

perhaps this model is one of the following '40s "Military" namesake models? (i.e. Non "ORD...")

(i.e. CHIEF, COMPTROLLER, ENVOY, OFFICER or PILOT???)

 

See:   Item number:  320772944900 on eBay, for reference...

Or:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGA-MILITARY-OFFICERS-BULOVA-WATCH-BOX-1930s-/320772944900?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item4aaf8eb404

 

 

BEST :-)  Scott

 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 14, 2011 - 8:13am

Scott,

 'FRANKENBULLY', of sorts IMO

The Red Center Dial appears to be printed on the Crystal?....definately not a Military 'Officers Watch' as advertised.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 14, 2011 - 1:00pm

Bulhockey! Could be the elusive Aviator in disguise! lol

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted October 14, 2011 - 1:50pm

Hmmm...

Well the "red ink" could be some sort of add- on... (applied to the crystal?) but the case appears to be non Franken? And I suspect takes the same' ol glass- n- plexi, as the aforementioned ensemble?? But I could be WRONG??? (As I spent all of a few SECONDS scrutinizing it, at 2:am, or even now...  :-) I frankly thought that perhaps YOU' all might be sitting on some relevant ad copy? Or maybe Jerin might have a lightbulb moment... and sniff out a retailer catalog ad, or the like???

 

:-)  Scott

P.S. Perhaps it was used by a REAL vintage, AVIATOR!? However the  (2)  '40s "Aviator" models appear to take "MT" (Military Tonneau) glass+ at about 22 & 22.5mm by +/- 20mm width windows, respectively... And thatwatch box, desn't do it justice... But what do ya EXPECT, on FleaBay?!?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 14, 2011 - 1:28pm

no doubt it's one of the above but the Glass is non Bulova and the slight T

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted October 14, 2011 - 1:57pm

Good Point, sir Mark :-)

DOES kinda remind me of the (1) FrankenBull watch I bought in haste... the seller (a "good Christian" ePlayer... who wouldn't take it back... so I ate the $65.00) SWORE was "all Bulova...." when ONLY the movement WAS! Gotta love/loath buying (to a degree) "sight, unseen..." eh?!

And that excessive TILT could be as simple (?) as a missing movement spacer? Or?? LOL...

 

:-)  Scott

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 16, 2011 - 2:47am

The tilt may indicate a pilot's watch. Works good as a spare attitude indicator. jk lol I have seen the red decal used on pocket watch crystals before, but first time on a wristwatch.

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shooter144
Posted October 16, 2011 - 6:38am

Yea but what about a slip and turn, half full beer bottle maybe??LMAO

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 3:26pm

You have turn & slip information litterally in the seat-of your pants. Here is a bit of trivia on that subject. In every cargo airplane I have ever flown as a Flight Engineer, there is a standby compass mounted above the center windshield. Nicknamed the Whisky compass, because the compass floats in a clear liquid. Should all electrical power be lost and the battery go dead, for example after a lightning strike & resulting loss of directional & attitude instrumentation, this hardly noticed little instrument has been used for direction & attitude control & has been know to have saved a KC-135A aircrat & crew back in the 1960s that inadvertantly (the crew must have all been sleeping) flew into a thunderstorm.  Ever since that incident it has been an accepted practice not to fly into thunderstorms.