Bulova 1940 Military Non-Issue

Submitted by Hagbard on September 8, 2012 - 9:59am
Manufacture Year
1940
Movement Model
???
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
???
Case shape
Round
Crystal Details
Approx 28mm Acrylic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Case looks to be plated brass, no markings on case back or dial other than 'Bulova'.  Strongly resembles some of the military models aleady in the database, but has quite a different dial, and no caseback markings suggesting it's not an issued model.

Watch runs, and keeps good time.  Movement does not hack.

The caseback doesn't seem to want to come off, despite my best attempts.  if removal is necessary for identification then I shall persevere further.

edit: I've had to guess the manufacture year, as I can't save the watch without one.  I have no idea whether my guess is anywhere near true though.

Bulova non issue military watch
1940 Bulova watch
bobbee
Posted November 22, 2012 - 6:24am

The blurb states: "Watches identical to these were issued by the U.S. Army Air Force to our fliers during the war".

Even thought the subject does not exactly match the watch in the ad, it takes no great leap of imagination to guess that this is another war surplus with a new case back.