Early 40's Bulova Faux Military Watches

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 2:05am

Nice collection of military style watches. Didn't you have a Medial Officer & Surgeon also? What are you calling the 2nd watch from left? Dial is different from the ads for the Air Warden & Nighthawk. I'm having trouble with ID on my watch also. My dial doesn't match the font in either of the ads.

 

 

 

plainsmen
Posted October 18, 2011 - 7:24am

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Looks like there were two different versions of the Air Warden.  The watch in question matches this post card perfect down to the piratey looking numbers.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:21pm

Ahoy Mattie! Hoist the mainsil, secure the jib, batten down the hatches! Far beit from me to have a disparity with a fellow buckinear! Your watch shows a pointed nine, my watch shows a rounded nine & the all of the Blackout or Air Warden ads show a flat top nine. Must we fuss, cuzz apart from the maddening crowd here, I tend to think that the details on the watch are more accurate than the ads.

Toss out the ads & we still have two different dials (font style) comparing our two military style watches. 

plainsmen
Posted March 2, 2012 - 9:40pm

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I feel this needs more exploration!  haha... since of course we have the ad showing all but the middle "Minuteman" variant.

NOVA
Posted March 2, 2012 - 9:58pm

An awesome collection, Plains.  But I think you've got a few more to find, per this 1943 ad:

plainsmen
Posted March 2, 2012 - 10:04pm

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You know the Air Warden looks like a variant of the Practitioner?

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 2, 2012 - 10:51pm

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Is it me, or does the "Blackout" case resemble a 40's Senator? I have a couple of them around here, it would be interesting to see if they match-or not.

plainsmen
Posted March 2, 2012 - 11:46pm

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That's what the Blackout is a variant of Rob...  

Blackhawk/Surgeon, Airwarden/???, ???/Minuteman, Blackout/RadioCity/Senator, General/President