Bulova 1944 Military Issue "A-11"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.406
Variant: 
A-11
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF43 125227
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

WWII Bulova 'Type A-11 Navgation'

Chrome plated base metal Silver Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Flat Black Dial shows White printed Military standard Arabic numerals and track.

A steel dust shield and gasket appears between the Caseback and Movement.

Stainless Steel Caseback screws on and is stamped as shown.

Crown is original.

Hackset.

* Great example of the plating process involved in a Silver cased WWII Bulova A-11 Navigation watch.

Image 5 clearly shows the Chrome plate and a Reddish primer (or oxidation) worn through to the Silver Case on the side.

as found.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 23, 2011 - 1:58pm

I now own 2 WWII Military Cases with this Red 'crap' on them - investigation reveals this is called 'Firescale', an oxidation of Silver which possibly occured during the initial plating process.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1944-military-issue-11-2991

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 23, 2011 - 4:26pm

I'm just wondering why fifth gets a 3 star rating on A-11 watches with crap/corrosion/pitting vs my A-11 in very good condition rates gets 2 stars. Are fifth's A-11s more authentic than mine or what? Even after proving it''s authenticity with facts from the specification!

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1943-military-issue-11-2613

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 23, 2011 - 8:21pm

Hey Fifth those are your suspicions! Did you not comment about red crap on one of your watches A11 watches?

Spout! You have done nothing but try to shoot my silver alloyed cased A11 down since I posted it. I have done nothing but counter your diatribe with nothing but fact. You fail to face those facts. 

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William Smith
Posted November 23, 2012 - 1:11am

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A-11 three ticks from me!