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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JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 7:17pm

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Bobbee you might want to check the main spring on the watch. I just had one that did about the same thing and checked the main spring to find it was broken about half way down in the barrel, replaced the spring and watch runs great with no pressure on stem.

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bobbee
Posted February 23, 2015 - 5:38am

Here ya go Johnny, the Sky Master!

1944 advert, nice find Stephen.

 

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William Smith
Posted February 23, 2015 - 1:22pm

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Looks good enough for at least a tentative ID from me.  Text doesn't say Rose, Coral, or Pink, but that's ok.  Numerals on subject watch are white painted, text say luminous.  Again kinda minor.
1943 Sky Master

 

plainsmen
Posted February 23, 2015 - 2:15pm

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Cool... Sky Master is a badazz name.

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bobbee
Posted February 23, 2015 - 2:24pm

Text does say 14 karat gold filled, and that usually means red gold plate, the sub-dial matches to a 'T', maybe the luminous part was artistic liscence as the hands certainly aren't...

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William Smith
Posted February 23, 2015 - 2:48pm

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We see several 14k plate cases which are yellow, but I'd certainly restate what you said.  
Of those rose cases we see, we almost always see them in 14k.  
Has a different meaning than your statement.

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bobbee
Posted February 23, 2015 - 3:20pm

William Smith wrote:

We see several 14k plate cases which are yellow, but I'd certainly restate what you said.  
Of those rose cases we see, we almost always see them in 14k.  
Has a different meaning than your statement.

 

 

Can't say as I have seen any 14K yellow gold plate, not since the early thirties anyway.

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William Smith
Posted February 24, 2015 - 2:24pm

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well...yea, when you state it that way, i agree :)  The year does make a difference.  Maybe up to late 30's for 14k yellow plate at the latest....and I can't think of one that late off hand.

Andersok
Posted February 23, 2015 - 7:02pm

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The numerals seem a bit too white when compared with the rest of the dial showing age - possibly the numerals were re-painted, though that would be odd. The crown in the ad and subject watch both look to have a slight recess to them, and looks like a good match overall, I would agree with Sky Master.

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1955mercury
Posted February 24, 2015 - 4:42pm

Looks close enough to the Sky Master to me also.