Bulova 1944 Officer

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
4521052
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

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.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Reverend Rob's picture
Reverend Rob
Posted July 11, 2013 - 11:13am

Panel Member

I seem to recall a discussion about this in which it was postulated that Radium was reserved during war years for Military issue, and fewer civilian models were available with lume. Radium would have been sorely needed for re-dialing shot up plane instrument panels, etc etc, and might have been closely rationed.

JP
Posted July 11, 2013 - 3:59pm

Panel Member

I am still comfortabe with 44 Officer

GVP
Posted July 15, 2013 - 7:54am

Just to add to this. I have both the subject watch and the clipper watch that fith is refering to. Both have lumed numbers, although some has worn off a couple of numbers leaving the gold underneath.  

stoddrob
Posted July 15, 2013 - 9:39pm

I'm confused by this post....the Subject watch appears to be a Lieutenant model to me...but then appears an "Officer" Ad...which is a new one to me.....and then the discussion turns to a Clipper-like model. I'm more curious about the Clipper--like model as I have one without the black dial and I made a new post to bring it to the Memebers attention. It looks like to me that the Lieutenant and the Officer are the same bezel...can't say about the dial and jewel count. 

alien Ant's picture
alien Ant
Posted July 16, 2013 - 4:32am

Here is yet another of this model with a lumed dial.

http://www.watchophilia.com/photogallery/bulovas-1940-1949/a1944-officer/

More proof  that these military style dials were all lumed, as opposed to the plain gold numbers as claimed earlier in the thread.