Bulova 1945 Aviator "A"

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.515
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
7376896
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel---BULOVA- New York.

Brilliant timekeeper.

J-B Champion 14K R/G/P Stretch Bracelet.

Not For Sale
David Shilton 1945 Bulova 05 07 2015
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
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Wayne Hanley
Posted December 3, 2010 - 6:25pm

This watch looks like the 1946 Lieutenant. Advertisement

Your watch is much prettier than the ad of course. Especially with the aftermarket triangle bangles.

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1955mercury
Posted May 7, 2015 - 8:03pm

I think it's a Lieutenant also. The Ranger was basically the same watch except the case was yellow gold plated.

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William Smith
Posted April 3, 2015 - 2:19pm

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Wondering if this record would be better ID'ed as non-conforming?  

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bobbee
Posted May 7, 2015 - 1:08pm

I agree.

Not an Aviator and has been blinged up.

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Reverend Rob
Posted May 7, 2015 - 1:57pm

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I'm thinking this is not an altered case, but certainly not an aviator. Unknown.

mybulova_admin
Posted May 8, 2015 - 8:18am

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Agreed, the Aviator case design in 1945 was different from that of the subject watch.

1945 Bulova Aviator and Franklin watches

We have seen this type of bling enhancement before on other Bulova's. The case, dial, hands and movement are a good match for a 1946 Bulova Bruce 'B' or 1946/47 Bulova Cadet 'C'.

Subject watch has a 1947 case with a 45 movement.