Bulova 1943 Military Issue "8 Day"

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
8 Day
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Crystal Details: 
Glass 51mm
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Got this in terrible condition. It had been poorly serviced, broken balance, and as dirty like it had been through a war............. 

It was photographed without the crystal to avoid reflection. 

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 9:50am

I vote for 21A1 

Posted April 26, 2013 - 11:29am

The MF part actually reads 21AE not 21A1. Sorry I forgot to confirm that earlier. 

Posted April 26, 2013 - 5:03pm

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So are we good with Military '8 Day' or Military '21AE'?

Although I feel the 21AE is the movement model and not necessarily the watch model.

Posted April 26, 2013 - 5:25pm

Not that my vote counts but i think Military 8 Day is better. 

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 6:14pm

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I agree Military 8 day is better!!

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 5:29pm

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We do have the ability/option to place some info on a (tentative) model ID in the "variant field".  If we went with one field- the "model ID" as say "Military 8 day" we could use the variant field for the "21AE" part of the info.  I do agree this is kinda redundant as it's the movement model.  We could also "reverse" the info above, entering the "21AE" as the model ID, and use the variant field for "Military 8 day".  Either, or, or niether....  What conveys the most info about the model name while following our usual protocol?   We can always be "wrong" adn change later....or unknown is an option too I guess.
I didn't help much did I :)