Bulova 1943 Sky Master

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
3207662
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
24.44mm round slightly raised
Additional Information: 

The watch is rose gold and the hands are purple. The numbers are white painted and the minute and sub seconds tracks are black painted. The dial is a rose or bronze color. Band is a flex signed Benrus GF top and SS back. Case back is rose gold to match the case. Case is in excellent condition with no signs of wear and the crown is rose gold unsigned. Dial and movement are signed Bulova. Inside of back is as shown. I don't have any history on this watch but it came from my friend the clock maker who found it in with many of the other things in his father's watch shop and ask me to make it run.

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Daca102090
Posted June 28, 2012 - 1:10pm

JP, this will be a 1943 model.  Searching in that date range should get better results.

JP
Posted June 28, 2012 - 1:19pm

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Thanks for the help, I will check the db.

John

Daca102090
Posted June 28, 2012 - 1:20pm

Actually, looking in the watch data base there is one other example of this watch and it is listed as an unknown as no one has been able to find an ad to match/identify it.

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bobbee
Posted June 28, 2012 - 1:59pm

unknown.

JP
Posted June 28, 2012 - 3:24pm

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Well pooh. I really wanted to be able to tell Mike what the name of his watch is. Oh well so goes it. Thanks for all of the help as usual and if I find out any more I will update it.

JP

JP
Posted June 28, 2012 - 10:41pm

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Checked the db for every thing from 41 to 45 and nothing shows up. Guess it wil be in limbo until an advert comes up. Thanks for looking for me to all.

John JP

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bobbee
Posted June 28, 2012 - 11:07pm

John,look in search, click on mybulova watches, choose unknown, year 1943, movement 10AK, and there is your watch.
Hope this helps in a small way.

JP
Posted June 29, 2012 - 6:47pm

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Yes Bobby it does but still no advert. The watch is not mine, I am rebuilding and restoring it for another dear friend.It required some extensive repairs, new barrel arbor, 2nd and 3rd wheels pallet fork, escapement wheel and jewel and stem and  crown. It was a very satisfying job especially when it began to tick again and keeps pretty good time so far..

How is your Berkshire doing?? Do you need me to work on it for you?? Just holler and I will be happy to help.

John

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bobbee
Posted June 29, 2012 - 6:52pm

I am working on it John, got it running when pressure is applied to the crown, but stops when released.

JP
Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:28pm

Panel Member

Check your clutch lever spring. It sounds like it may have slipped off the lever or is broken or very weak. When you apply the pressure you are effectively replacing the pressure the spring applies to the clutch lever. If that isn't it I will have to think about it for a while but will contact you on Sunday to let you know what else I come up with.

John