Bulova 1943 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BA (ss)
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
n/a
Case Serial No.: 
4208543
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Not quite an Air Warden or Nighthawk as it has 17 jewels and an indirect sweep seconds.

I couldn't find another like it posted and haven't found it in any ad ...so....

What is it?   Air Warden variation?

 

 

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timeless
Posted August 2, 2014 - 9:52pm

FYI: Admin,

System automatically changed the 1943 date I entered to 1942.  I attempted to edit to no avail.

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William Smith
Posted August 3, 2014 - 2:55pm

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Admin is aware.  Its been doing this for a while.  He will address before too long :)

mybulova_admin
Posted August 3, 2014 - 3:56pm

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i should hopefully be able to fix this once I return back to Australia. A module update broke this component and I've yet had the opportunity to properly fix it. If I manually edit though it does correct.

jabs
Posted August 3, 2014 - 5:33am

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date of manufacture is 1944 according to figures on case, movement is made from 1943

case and hands looks as Air Warden, but Air Warden don´t have sweep second hand, as well as Nighthawk

watch is very similar as this white dial variant http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-unknown-5678?page=1

"UNKNOWN" for now

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bobbee
Posted August 3, 2014 - 6:12am

Unk, very cool but tiny watches, these.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 3, 2014 - 11:41am

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Sterling base under Rolled Gold is a bit interesting, kind of like Vermeil but much thicker. I haven't seen this on a Bulova before. 

Unk.

 

 

 

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bobbee
Posted August 3, 2014 - 12:39pm

Reverend Rob wrote:

Sterling base under Rolled Gold is a bit interesting, kind of like Vermeil but much thicker. I haven't seen this on a Bulova before. 

Unk.

 

 

 

 

There are many of these  in the DB, especially from the forties, as brass was at a premium for the war effort.

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William Smith
Posted August 3, 2014 - 2:57pm

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I've seen very similar, but don't think we have one in the database.  Based on various comments and observations, I'm at Unknown for now.

...perhaps a little military flair to the dial...

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bobbee
Posted August 3, 2014 - 3:11pm

Quite a military look to these, and we have a few in the DB.

Another candidate for the "Air force chiefs 100"?

I wish we could find more substantial proof for those...

mybulova_admin
Posted August 3, 2014 - 4:02pm

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Great article. I wonder if we'll ever come across what model was given. Very nice of Arde  to do such a thing but no surprise considering the watch making school they set up to aid injured veterans obtain a skill post war.

Bobbee what's the date of that article?