Bulova 1943 Military Issue "A-11"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Variant: 
A-11
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF 43 26617
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Military Type A-11
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

All working lovely military WW2.  Solid silver case, not chromed. No more info, let you do the work! ; )

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JP
Posted July 18, 2012 - 8:49pm

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Thanks Will and OT. I will review the information and post what ever info I feel is pertinent to this watch.

 

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bobbee
Posted July 19, 2012 - 4:45am

This picture was provided by Mark on another post as being the case from Bulova Type A-11. Please note, exactly the same as my case. 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 19, 2012 - 7:04am

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Military Issue A-11 is going to be my call. Regardless of the metal used to case the watch its stamped A-11 on the back or are we thinking that it could have been changed?

bourg01
Posted July 19, 2012 - 7:09am

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Agreed, it's an A-11.

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William Smith
Posted July 25, 2012 - 6:18pm

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Two ticks from me for tentative, based on the possibility of the solid silver military case being non-military issue, and Jay's Bigfoot comment.  I can always change later.

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DarHin
Posted July 25, 2012 - 6:40pm

Bob, is the case hallmarked, maybe between the lugs? What's the case back composition? Thanks.

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bobbee
Posted July 25, 2012 - 7:55pm

No hallmarks, Darren. Case is regulation size, looks exactly like the Bulova case spec picture Mark posted, and according to a local High Street jeweller the case is solid silver, but of an unknown content. He said he could tell straight away, just from the colour of the case, a kind of soft yellow. The case back is S/S.

Now wish me a Happy Birthday, guys! 53 today!

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William Smith
Posted July 25, 2012 - 8:00pm

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Happy Birthday Buddy.  I'm 53 years young too!  Enjoy

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DarHin
Posted July 25, 2012 - 9:16pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (yelling so you can hear me in case your hearing aid isn't on)

 

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DarHin
Posted July 25, 2012 - 9:29pm

If the non-plated silver case was not military issue how can the model name be "Military Issue"? Until we have evidence that a non-plated silver case WAS issued by the military shouldn't this be non-conforming or possibly a "Civilian Issue A-11"? Granted, all other pertinent details of the watch match the military issue.