Bulova 1944 Military Issue "A 15"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.717142
Variant: 
A 15
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10 AKCSH
Movement Jewels: 
16
Case Serial No.: 
AF44 385
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 
Not For Sale
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mybulova_admin
Posted November 26, 2011 - 7:25pm

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Firth..I think you forgot to list this one as 'For Sale'!! :-)

What would have this watch been used for?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 26, 2011 - 8:15pm

admin.

Its Official name was 'Type A-15 Elapsed Time Watch'

Pilot Navigation.

The Watch belongs to a member of MWR but I felt it worthy of the database.

 

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mwwcsgf417
Posted November 27, 2011 - 10:56pm

You must have got a hold of Ken. He could pull documents out of the air I think.

James @ MWWC

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 28, 2011 - 1:49am

Fifth

Do your own this watch? Or just adding to the data base? Classic watch!

 

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hq_sandman_ute
Posted August 4, 2012 - 4:56pm

For further information relating to the Bulova Type A-15, click on the following links.

 

http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showthread.php?p=146531

 

http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/990103944/m/597106623

 

A recent post on the Bulova wristwatches supplied in the late 1950s/early 1960s in accordance with US military specification MIL-W-3818A and MIL-W-6433A can be accessed at:

 

http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/990103944/m/1343936377

Best regards

hq_sandman_ute

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 5:58pm

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Thanks Sandman...and subject watch is in a Bulova case!  Beautiful.  

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bobbee
Posted November 23, 2012 - 7:51am

Recognise the scratched roman numerals on the inside of the case back?

XXXX   III = 1943.

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William Smith
Posted November 23, 2012 - 2:10pm

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Aha... so perhaps a 1943 case with a 1944 movement?  That fits with everything in the thread too.
Good job seeing those Roman numerals. 

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bobbee
Posted June 12, 2014 - 7:48am

 

  Bulova released this nice hommage to this classic military watch:

 

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Limited Edition of 500 pieces at $1500 each.

JP
Posted June 12, 2014 - 9:56am

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Holy Elapsed Time Batman, what a watch..Thanks for adding it to the DB Mark. Another piece of Bulova history.