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Bulova 1943 Military Issue "A-11"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.802

Variant: 

A-11

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10AKCSH

Movement Jewels: 

16

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

AF56450

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1943 A-11 Issued

Not For Sale
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
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Posted July 11, 2019 - 3:34am

Very very nice. Do you know if the crwon screws down?

We refer to these as Miliiary Issue A-11 in the database. Thanks for adding. This is a great example.

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usnavyseal
Posted July 11, 2019 - 9:29am

Thanks.
It's not screw down crown.

It looks nice except for the second hand I believe as it seems like missing the tail. Any thoughts?

jabs
Panel Member
Posted July 11, 2019 - 5:03am

1943 Bulova Miliiary Issue A-11

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 11, 2019 - 8:07am

Hi usnavyseal and welcome.

That's a pretty crisp example of a 

1943 Bulova Miliary Issue A-11

on a nice period military issued band. Congrats!

 

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usnavyseal
Posted July 11, 2019 - 9:13am

Thanks! But the second hand's tail seems missing / broken, do you think so? I am not sure about that though.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 11, 2019 - 9:17am

Yes, I would agree the second hand tail is missing. It probably was broken off and lost when the watch was disassembled in the past for a service. No biggie.

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usnavyseal
Posted July 11, 2019 - 9:30am

Plus I think that the watch has been replated as well though.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 11, 2019 - 10:13am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for adding your watch!  It is a very nice example.  These are very collectible so it would not surprise me if someone had it replated at some point.  This is just personal preference and not a big deal imo.  

1943 Bulova Miliary Issue A-11

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usnavyseal
Posted July 11, 2019 - 10:26am

Yes I believe replated it can stop the rust on watch since it is an old watch.
Just the broken second hand a little bit bothering me haha.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 11, 2019 - 11:12am

Some of these were plated base metal, some stainless steel. This is pretty shiny for stainless, so it is possible it has been replated. I've also seen stainless models highly polished as well.

The case back will be stainless in all cases. 

Is there any lume or lume residue on the numbers? It looks entirely un-lumed except for the hands. I've seen quite a few like this, the dials almost have the appearance of being unfinished. 

1943 Military issue Bulova A-11.