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WWII Bulova

My cousin in France asked for my help concerning this watch.  His father was a bartender in Bordeaux.  An American GI came in to his bar for a drink, but didn't have any money so the GI gave the bartender his watch.  My cousin inherited the watch from his father.  My cousin is asking me if there is any way to identify the name of the GI who owned the watch.  The inscription on the back says:  ORD. DEPT,  U.S.A. , OF 129030 , BULOVA WATCH CO.

Thank you.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 15, 2018 - 6:04am

Probably not, there were hundreds and thousands of the Military Spec watches made over the years of the war, virtually every US soldier, marine, airman and seaman received one, although arguably not all made by Bulova. Without a service number (called serial number in the past) of the GI who gifted it there would be almost no chance of identifying the gentleman.