SKY KING 10AN BULOVA

HELLO I JUST BOUGHT I WHAT I AM PRETTY SURE IS A SKY CHIEF..IT DIDN'T COME IN YET SINCE IT JUST ENDED..THE DIAL IS SHOT..BUT THE CASE LOOKED GOOD AND ALL THE GOLD ON THE BEZEL IS THERE...THE SELLER HAD IT LISTED AS 1927 BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE THAT OLD IN THE DATABASE...SO I DON'T KNOW I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BUYING A DIAL FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS ONE THAT IS ALITTLE BETTER,DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT OR HAVE THE SMALL NUMBERS LIKE THIS ONE HAS..I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO RESTORING THIS WATCH...I HOPE I DON'T TAKE A LOSS ON THIS...

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 9:54pm

I think you mean Sky King, right?

Ellierose
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:18pm

MAYBE I DO..MY MISTAKE...someone made a sky chief somewhere along the line..

Daca102090
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:23pm

For the $40 to $50 for the restoration, I would send the dial in to be restored.  You could spend that much just for a replacement and not have it like new.

I am considering trying for a 2nd one and getting the dial done in black like one of the ones in the database here. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:29pm

ID was possibly correct the first time...

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:32pm

 And your support for that comment is. . . ?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:37pm

There are no ads/evidence showing this Case as a 'SKY KING'

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:40pm

 That hardly argues in favor of Sky Chief as the proper ID.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:41pm

Says volumes for a 'SKY KING' ID Lisa.

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 10:59pm

No, it doesn't.  And you should consider how much more helpful it would be if you would just say what you mean instead of making people guess, or force others to explain what you won't.

So, Ellierose, as far as I know, there is no "Sky Chief".  We have no ad for one, there is no listing in the database for such a watch, and no such name has, prior hereto, been discussed on this site (per the whole site search I just conducted).

So, that leaves the question of what is your watch? 

I suggested that Sky King is what you are looking for, because there are quite a few watches just like yours in the database identified as a Sky King.  If you look at those listings, you will see that Fifth has taken issue with all of them as not matching the advertisement for the Sky King.  The case shape is the same, but the engraving is different.   Others claim a basis for the Sky King as applied to the model you have.  It is a matter of debate.  On this matter, I tend to agree with Fifth, in that the ad we have does not match this case.  There is at least one example of a watch in the database that does match the Sky King ad, in case you want to see what appears to be an actual Sky King.  If you agree with that analysis, and, therefore, conclude that your watch is not a Sky King, then we are left wondering what your new watch is.  For that, I have no answer at present. 

Regardless of whether we have a good ID for your watch, it is very nice, so congrats on the acquisition.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:03pm

think of it as forcefeeding.

 

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:05pm

I think of it as being helpful--my approach, that is.  Yours, not so much.  Sharing knowledge and experience is a good thing.

Daca102090
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:18pm

Come on Fifth... Its not like all of the 30s ads are crystal clear and sharp.

This one can easily be the listed watch:

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:20pm

Try this clearer image:

NOVA
Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:23pm

And then look at this matching watch: