Bulova 1944 Military Issue

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Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
none
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
plainsmen
Posted February 13, 2013 - 10:43pm

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Posted February 14, 2013 - 9:25pm

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bobbee
Posted May 15, 2014 - 5:37pm

Zap, do you still have the watch?

 

Here is why. This snippet from page 215 of the book "General Kenney Reports: A Personal History Of The Pacific War."

Maybe your watch is one of the hundred. If so, it is an important timepiece.

Well, more important!  :-)

 

It would have been a simple thing for Arde to call the people who could expedite this "order", get several of their engravers to do the work overnight, and have them delivered to General Kenney the next morning.

It was done to impress, and it certainly impressed Kenney enough to write a whole paragraph about the incident in his book.

It is possible that the name was added later, as it looks like a different script  done by a different engraver to me.

Could have been "To ___  _____,

                                In sevice of

                                U.S. Armed Forces

                                Bulova Watch Co."

Then the name added when it was issued to the recipient.

It's looking more like the real deal to me the more I think about it!

 

 

Here's a link to the whole book, you can read it online.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tWdbngbCc84C&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=arde+bulova+gives+president&source=bl&ots=RMx3nX3LBI&sig=0AauzbmMS5QUpEY8Am9PPgbAKZY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3SJ1U6nMH4eWPdnhgagG&ved=0CEsQ6AEwBQ

zappatore88
Posted May 15, 2014 - 6:46pm

Wow, that's amazing news ! Good to know! Nice article as well! I'm gonna give it some wrist time tomorrow , it deserves to breathe ! 

Thanks for that bit of info! Very kool!!

JP
Posted May 15, 2014 - 6:52pm

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If you want the hands lumed to the same color as the dial I can do that. I have orange lume materials.

JP

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bobbee
Posted May 15, 2014 - 7:04pm

JP wrote:

If you want the hands lumed to the same color as the dial I can do that. I have orange lume materials.

JP

 

Or you could get an old nuclear power station worker to go no. onesies on them.

That would make them glow, and turn them orange!  :lol:

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bobbee
Posted May 15, 2014 - 7:05pm

No no no no, it don't work like that Zap.

You gotta send it TO ME!!!   :lol:Nutjob

JP
Posted May 15, 2014 - 7:10pm

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Don't need the whole watch, just the hands. Come on bobbee, you'r just trying to con him out of a possible very rare watch you rascle.

JP

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bobbee
Posted May 15, 2014 - 7:24pm

 

 Who me?

If I was gonna do that, I would have kept schtum and asked him to sell it to me!

DOH!  AWWWW!  :mysad:

zappatore88
Posted May 15, 2014 - 8:33pm

Lol you guys got jokes tonight huh! I actually cleaned her all up, re-lumed the hands a while back and found the correct seconds hand which I installed . I'm gonna put the updated pics now to make you guys drool.