Bulova '24 hr' Dial

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The Minute Hand Makes 24 revolutions of the Dial before the Hour Hand makes one full revolution of the Dial.

Mechanical, Military, don't ask for what because I don't have a clue. Submarine?

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DarHin
Posted April 2, 2012 - 6:20am

I don't know where they used it but I think it's meant to avoid having to convert from standard time to military time between noon and midnight? In other words it is literally a military watch that keeps 24hr military time. Is it GI?

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 6:44am

Submarine, or missile silo, anywhere where day or night can't be differentiated. Military, possibly aeronautical.

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DarHin
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:13am

Good point. Didn't think about not knowing day from night.

 

GVP
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:18am

looks like an aircraft watch to me

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:42am

...and designed for close quaters, the clock is only 1" across.

There is a stud on the rear of the housing for a mounting bracket and a second 'object'.

Tank instrument panel?

It's possibly designed for Daylight use only as there is no lume, nor any electrical connection for illumination..... really don't know what it's for and I'm guessing WWII'ish, possibly Korea era.

Hopefully the Movement will be date coded.

 

 

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:40am

second "object" looks like a locating pin for surface mounting.

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:43am

Like the sound of tank, Fifth, small for close quarters too.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:44am

Yep, could be.

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:51am

60's maybe 70's, could even be astronautical, especially that small keeps the weight down. Plus you can't tell day from night up there!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:57am

60's - 70's would be wired in?

This is mechanically wound, and runs. The Black (anodised?) housing and Crown is really throwing Me off as far as a period.

 

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:57am

Don't know, pure speculation here.

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 7:59am

Going surfing now, I'm very curious about this one!

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 2, 2012 - 8:03am

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That's very small for a tank or aircraft instrument. It would get lost on most instrument panels. 

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2012 - 8:20am

Go to www.forgottenfield.com they are still quite small.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 2, 2012 - 9:10am

Here's an image of a WWII 'Bomber' Clock of unknown manufacture from the MWR forums.

There is also no mention as to where on the Aircraft the Clock was located.

http://www.broadarrow.net

 

 

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vintagebulova.com
Posted April 2, 2012 - 9:18am

Club 5000

Clocks like this were use in WWII bombsights.  I'm not sure that this is one of those as I am just not that familier with them. 

Jay

http://vintagebulova.com

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 2, 2012 - 9:47am

agreed,

bombsight, gunners turret, navigator panel....not in the Cockpit instrument panel,  too small.

bourg01
Posted April 3, 2012 - 12:27am

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Well, I certainly cannot comment except that it's a exceptional add to your collection. Truly a great find Mark, well done!

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 8, 2012 - 7:52am

08:16.04

That was easy... : p

Sets, Winds, Runs purrfectly and Hacks! (Combat related)

Unknown Movement, I can't get the housing open yet but this thing sure would look good Cased on a strap.

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bobbee
Posted April 8, 2012 - 11:13am

does it unscrew? If not, it's probably a sealed unit, possibly for military aerial photography.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 8, 2012 - 11:37am

Military Gun Camera clock is the call over at MWR so aerial photography use would be right on.

http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44743

The bezel reportedly unscrews from the housing, no luck yet...

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bobbee
Posted April 8, 2012 - 11:45am

Does the pin at the rear push in? May be a locking pin if so, try that and unscrew while holding it in.

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bobbee
Posted April 8, 2012 - 11:51am

Wow, that one at MWR is almost identical to yours!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 9, 2012 - 5:27am

Yup.

2nd Bulova example Dated 1968

image courtesy of the Military Watch Resource

http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=50149