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Air Warden

Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BS

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

??75957

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

22MM Round Domed Crystal.

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is  what I believe to be a 1943 Air Warden.  It is a 26MM case and a black dial with lumed hour markers.  The movement is a 10BS with a + date code.   I included a photo of three 26MM watches I have to show a comparison. 

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1943 Bulova Air Warden watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3340204

Case shape: 

Round

Additional Information

 1943 Bulova “Air Warden” watch

• stainless steel and white gold filled

• mechanical hand-winding watch with 40 hour power reserve

• The round case is 26mm tall. The entire watch is 33mm tall, including the lugs.

• 28mm wide including the crown

• Swiss-made Bulova 10AK movement with 15 jewels (rubies)

• New black leather band (14mm)

 

This is my first vintage watch I started collecting and many more to come! I love the old WW1 and WW2 watches.

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1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BS

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3474488

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

10BS 1943 Movement X 1943 Movement Date Code 1943 Serial # 3474488 10KRGP, Sterling Base, Stainless Back Perfect working condition

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1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Model: 

10BE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2333103

Case shape: 

Round

Additional Information

1942 Bulova Air Warden 10BE 15J Round

S/N 2333103 

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1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10 BS

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3214048

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

A nice little Ebay find. 10k rolled gold bezel, sterlng base, stainless steel back. The inside of the back reads Bulova New York. It has a 10BS movement, 15J, with an X for the date mark. There is another mark that reads either BXW or 8XW. The inside of the watch looks pretty clean. The outside was heavily tarnished, but a little silver polish took care of that in less than a minute. Looks like the dial could use a cleaning, I'd guess it should be a little more bright than it is, however all the numbers and minute marks are all there and look good. The hands may have been relumed, but could also be original, they glow pretty brightly at night. (I don't have a geiger counter handy to see if they are radium or not.) That said, they are brighter than the numbers on the dial. The watch likely needs a service, the latest date I can read on the back looks like 1974. That said, it winds smoothly, sets smoothly, and was only off by 1 minute after 4 days. (I have since let it run dead so as not to damage it) 

 

My vote is that its an Air Warden based on the location of the sub second hand between the 5 and 7, but very low. Its also a tiny watch. I could hapily wear it if I can find a band long enough. 

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1943 Bulova watch 1943
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch

Bulova 1942 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1942

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10BE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2330434

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

22mm

Additional Information

1942  Air warden

10be 15j reconditioned + serviced

Runs and keeps great time.

Had this and another (45) thrown in the parts drawer,  glad i didn't canabalize them.

 

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1942 Bulova Air Warden
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch
1942 Bulova watch

Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

T

Movement Model: 

10BE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3162304

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

B*B B223 9 15/16 dia

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Hi all

I recently acquired this , what I believe to be a " 1943 Airwarden "  It is 10k rolled gold plate bezel. Sterling base and stainless back. the watch is 26mm dia excluding the crown, 

the hands look as though they were once lumed , the hour hand red and the minute hand green.

Having looked more closely at the dial now l have cleaned it up the numbers are not luminous so l am thinking it may be a " Nighthawk ' not an airwarden

Members comments would be greatly apreciated.

When I bought it it was missing the stem and crown, which had snapped off. I have replaced both. The watch runs but definitely  needs a service

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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

Asterisk

Movement Model: 

10BE

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3214168

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

NOS aftermarket

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Bought this from a panel member in non-working condition. It had a broken mainspring and some rust. After installing a new mainspring and crystal, and a thorough cleaning, oiling, and regulating, it is running beautifully. UPDATE: I have outfitted this piece with the correct hands and a band that more closely matches the original. 

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3399395

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case size 26mm. X 33mm. 14mm. lug gape. Sterling silver case 10 K RGP. Blued hands and radium dial look original to the watch. Identical case to Air wardens/ Nighthawks in database, but note the fat, extended stem barrel, not seen in any others in DB, more like military watch stem barrel. Also the 10 AK is a known military used movement.

EDIT- This watch could possibly be the"Interceptor" model, as posted in May of this year by both Admin and fifthavenuerestorations in comments about another watch, "air Warden", also posted by me.

It could also be the "Apollo", as posted by NOVA in the same watch post.

posted by admin.

posted by fifth (Mark)

 

 

 

 

 

posted by NOVA. This ad may be the same one used by admin.

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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1944 Air Warden

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BS

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4031335

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Case silver gilt, no plate wear. mvmnt. symbol puts year as 1943, case no. as 1944. Very dirty dial cleaned up well as did the case. Non-original strap is vintage circa 1940's.

Edit: 2013.03.13  Case dimensions added from Bobbee's comments in thread: The case size is: 26mm. dia. 34mm long. 14mm. lug gape.

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