Bulova 1943 Air Warden

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.780001
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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shooter144
Posted August 22, 2011 - 10:07am

Looks like it could be  an original band as well

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 10, 2011 - 3:50pm

I wonder why you get penalized 1/2 star for having a varient dial. Here is one from my collection with the same color dial & and an ad from 1943.

Another possibility is that we have it confused with the 1941 Night Hawk, ya recon?

Bulova changed the name of this watch from Night Hawk to Air Warden in 1941as evident by the ads, purely for marketing strategy & varient dial colors. I am sure it wasn't done to confuse collectors in the next century.

 

 

simpletreasures
Posted November 10, 2011 - 4:25pm

Bingo!

Give that man a cupie doll.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 12, 2011 - 5:49am

Give him the other half of that star!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 12, 2011 - 8:46am

Dial variant: note how the 5 and 7 encroach into the sub Dial on the 'AIR WARDEN' and 'NIGHT HAWK' the unknowns do not making it a larger diameter Dial = larger Case.

Case specs, a shot of the Caseback and Movement should help the cause Wayne.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 13, 2011 - 4:46am

Fifth,

Do you have an Air Warrden or a Night Hawk? The case is 26mm in diameter non inclusive of the Crown while using my 6 inch steel rule. LOL Check the link for my black dialed example.

http://mybulova.com/watches/1944-air-warden-1355

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2015 - 4:06pm

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Interesting placement of the outside case back serial number....is it 3340467  ??