Bulova 1961 Military Issue "3818A"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
3818A
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
10bnch
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
16948
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Todays $60 find on the way home from St. Augustine Greek Fest. Roadside Antique store had this beauty. Had to have her. She runs accurate with Hack feature. No tools to open her until I get home from the weekend. It had an expansion band  that I swapped with my 1968 Timex 600ft Skindiver I had packed with me for the weekend. 19mm Tropic will be arriving in the mail monday for the Skindiver.  Dont mind todays daily wearer in the photo shot.   

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1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
Jim Townsend
Posted October 23, 2013 - 4:58pm

The original statement still stands, how can you tell from two blurry pics this is an "original" or "Vietnam era" strap from a couple of blurry pics? You cant because it is not ask the man who posted it.
 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 24, 2013 - 9:53am

"The Timex band was not an original band but a band I took from another one of my finds. A Stocker and Yale military ord. divers compass"

Jim,

Experience.

Jim Townsend
Posted October 25, 2013 - 4:34am

Smoke and mirrors Mark. You cant tell the strap is the one in your litttle sketch  by the pics.

OldTicker
Posted October 16, 2013 - 7:57pm

Agree on the 3818A ID, this one must have not seen much action...

Jim Townsend
Posted October 20, 2013 - 9:41am

Why do some say on the back of the case  U.S. Property and some do not ?

Jim Townsend
Posted October 20, 2013 - 9:46am

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 20, 2013 - 4:58pm

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My guess would be some were issued from stores QM, and would have to be returned if the serviceperson was discharged, whereas a watch purchased from the CanEx (Not sure what you call it in the US) would be a private soldier's watch. I bought mine from the Canex, and they were absolute crap.

Jim Townsend
Posted October 20, 2013 - 6:15pm

I belive it's  the P.X. Here Where are you Rob?

bourg01
Posted October 20, 2013 - 10:26pm

Panel Member

Rob's up north here in Canada, Niagara Falls I believe. About 100 miles from me. I'm NE from there. Hey  Rob,  Hope I called that right, if so send me a PM with your shops addy and Lorraine and I will stop in to visit next time we hit the casino's.

Jim Townsend
Posted October 21, 2013 - 3:54am

Cool my wife is from Woodstock Canada.