Bulova 1944 Navigator

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
8AH
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
4394155
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Another war period watch where the case is 10K rolled Gold Plate over Sterling (to save brass for the war effort)

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Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
1944 Bulova watch
JP
Posted December 18, 2013 - 6:58pm

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Broker.

I have one as well and I love it  Mine came with the original bracelet and it really sets of the case off.

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 19, 2013 - 6:24am

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Cartier did, and still does Vermeil, but I'm not certain if this is the same thing, exactly. It's actually better. In this case, the watch case is rolled gold over sterling and vermeil is typically electroplated. In the old days it was fire gilded before the process was banned. 

Broker.

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Posted December 19, 2013 - 7:04am

Geoff Baker
Posted June 8, 2015 - 9:05am

Club 5000Panel Member

Re-opened for re-identification by request of Panel Members

donegd
Posted June 8, 2015 - 10:23am

1944 Naviqator

It looks the same as the 1944 ad  and is identical to the one l have

 

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William Smith
Posted June 8, 2015 - 11:03am

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Here's the Dec 1944 ad Fifth linked above:

Wangbow
Posted June 8, 2015 - 12:05pm

Navigator, looks just like the one I have.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 9, 2015 - 6:39am

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree that this is a Navigator