Bulova 1946 Military Issue

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2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AK
Movement Jewels: 
16
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
6280565
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Crystal Details: 
Round 25.2mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

CASE BACK IS STAMPED A.F.U.S.ARMY, TYPE A.11, SPEC.NO.94-27834-C, SERIAL NO.AF-46PART NO. 10AK CSH , ORDER NO.13869, BULOVA WATCH CO., AND INSIDE SAYS, STAR WATCH CASE CO., BASE METAL, STAINLESS BACK, 6280565.

VERY CLEAN MOVEMENT SIGNED BULOVA WATCH CO., 16 JEWELS, 10AK AND A SMALL  "CIRCLE" STAMP DENOTING 1944. SHE SETS AND WINDS SMOOTH AND RUNS WELL . CROWN IS ORIGINAL . BEZEL IS A 3 PIECE TOP LOADER WITH THE COIN EDGE ON TOP AND ON THE CASE BACK.

1st I'VE EVER SEEN A BULOVA IN THIS CASE, ONLY ELGINS.OVIOUSLY  AN A-11 MILITARY AND OBVIOUSLY ALL ORIGINAL BULOVA THOUGH  DID REPLACE THE SWEEP SEONDS HAND WITH A SILVER ONEI.

 

 

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plainsmen
Posted January 17, 2015 - 2:38pm

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Really nice Mil Spec watch Shawn.  Curious as to who would have needed the seconds... Navigator or Bombadier maybe?

bourg01
Posted January 24, 2015 - 6:47pm

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Hard to say with the markings A.F.U.S. ARMY stamp. I'd bet the A.F. part stands for Air Force but then the US Army throws me off as I don't think they were integrated. Air Force was air, Army was land and Navy at sea. Perhaps this model was issued to the AF and Arrmy forces.Hard to say who may have used it.

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bobbee
Posted January 24, 2015 - 7:53pm

bourg01 wrote:

Hard to say with the markings A.F.U.S. ARMY stamp. I'd bet the A.F. part stands for Air Force but then the US Army throws me off as I don't think they were integrated. Air Force was air, Army was land and Navy at sea. Perhaps this model was issued to the AF and Arrmy forces.Hard to say who may have used it.

 

As you rightly say Shawn, AF is Air Force, followed by United States Army.

Usually is known as USAAF, or United States Army Air Force, during WW2.

bourg01
Posted January 24, 2015 - 8:31pm

Panel Member

Thx Bobbee,

Surprisingly enough I've just confirmed that while watching a  History Television show. That's pretty cool to know even better to see it on TV..

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Reverend Rob
Posted January 17, 2015 - 7:53pm

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You can age white enamel paint by blowing smoke on it, I've done it a few times with various vintage hands. Cigarette smoke works best. Other than that, there are special modeler's paints that are tinted to look aged.