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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jabs
Posted March 1, 2015 - 6:06am

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Sky Master from me too

JP
Posted March 1, 2015 - 11:13pm

Panel Member

Thanks guys. Now I can tell my frien his watch has a name.

Sky Master

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 2, 2015 - 12:35pm

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Just a quick note regarding running while adding pressure to the winding stem-

You are, as I'm sure you all know, adding power to the train while doing this, and additional power will make a sticky movt run, or nearly so.

99.9% of all the watches I see have been neglected, and haven't been serviced in a long time. Depending on the case type, lubricant used, water damage, etc, they are often gummed up with dried oil and dirt. As already noted, the mainspring will be too weak to do anything if it is broken in any coil, but you will feel it slip when you wind the watch a few times. 

Anyway, that's my PSA, don't forget to get your watches properly serviced and overhauled, folks, for many years of trouble free use and enjoyment!

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Watchmaker