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Bulova 1943 Air Warden

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B*B B223 9 15/16 dia



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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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donegd 1943 Bulova 04 04 2015
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Posted March 29, 2015 - 9:53am

Nice watch. The hands were lumed originally.  Air warden.

Posted March 29, 2015 - 10:02am


This the watch thatl was wanting the hands for as per my email to you. Although the hands look to have been in red and green l believe they should have both been in either white or green.

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Posted March 29, 2015 - 11:21am
Posted March 29, 2015 - 12:25pm

Hi bobbee yes l had seen that but when l cleaned the dial  all the numbers are in gold thats whyl thought it might be a nighthawk

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Posted March 29, 2015 - 12:32pm

Some of the dials had lume paint over gold numbers George. It's possible the lume came off with cleaning.

Geoff Baker
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Posted March 29, 2015 - 6:27pm

Air Warden works for me. Nice watch George.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 1:07am

Air Warden

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William Smith
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 2:03am

1943 ad on left, watch on right.  Are the lugs the same?  They sure are close.

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 6:14am

Lugs do not quite match - but are close, and the seconds tracks are different and not in the same location, also the numerals are a different style.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 3:03am

We're really yet to find a good match for this style of watch with the closest we can find being the Air Warden.