Bulova 1944 Officer

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Just looking for some information about this watch. Don't really know anything about it. Forgot to check the movement symbol so just wondering what year it is as well. Thanks.

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alien Ant
Posted July 2, 2013 - 6:31pm

You posted four pics but three are of the same watch. Anyone notice the green patch between the 7 and 8 on the second and third pics?

All watches in the war years with luminous hands also had luminous numbers regardless of the dial colour.

Without exception.

If you look at the colour of the sub seconds dial and minute track on black lumed dials it is gold, on Butler finish and red dials it is black. So if you remove the lume those colours will be behind the lume.

Anyone who knows anything about restoration knows this, ask anyone who has done any cleaning of old lumed dials.

even the clara barton in the Clipper ad has lume as does the clipper.

All watches from that time with lume hands but none on the numbers have since been cleaned of any lume pal.

This one still has it's lume, as do several air wardens in the watch search.

And this one also unknown the same as the one above.


pics of linked watch. spot the lumed dial/hands as in above.


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alien Ant
Posted July 10, 2013 - 6:50am

You forgot this one.

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 7:02am

The statement above "All watches in the war years with luminous hands also had luminous numbers regardless of the dial colour." is made without basis, in fact it denies real examples.

The Military issue Watches of era also came with luminous and non-luminous Dials.

Simply because a Watch is not showing a lumionous Dial does not indicate in any way that the lumionous has been 'cleaned off'.

I've also been around Watches long enough to recognise a re-Dial when I see one, the last image posted above by adam Ant is a redial and not a very good one I might ad (double Check the subsiduary Dial)

These were War Years, given the circumstance the Civilian market was lucky to get any Wristwatches, reguardless.

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alien Ant
Posted July 11, 2013 - 8:33am

Wrong hands on the above Clipper posted by filthavenuerestorations and lume is missing.
I was not including the pure military watches in my post, only civilian.
All watches available to buy at the time with lume hands had lume numbers.

Posted June 15, 2013 - 2:26am

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You would imagine that if the hands were lumed so would the numbers. It's far easier to relume hands than it is numbers, trust me I've tried :-)

Posted June 16, 2013 - 1:21am

Just take a couple of stiff shots of your favorite hard liquor Admin, give it 10 minutes, and that will help...works for me!

Posted June 17, 2013 - 8:36am

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I don't see how dipping the brush in liquor works.....oh....now I see. :-)

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William Smith
Posted June 17, 2013 - 5:34pm

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I'm good with tentative Officer.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 26, 2013 - 5:18am

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Tentative Officer also

Posted June 26, 2013 - 12:15pm

Tentative Officer works for me.