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Bulova 1943 Clipper

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Case: 14K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel - Stainless Back - New York

Movement: 10BA  17j Swiss - Date stamp X above uanadjusted = 1943 

Watch restored by Shawn Bourget-Bourg01 - eBay

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Bob Bruno's picture
Bob Bruno
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Posted August 31, 2010 - 1:53pm

Saw a very similar watch on ebay, a 1954 Aviator. Thought it might be the same model as yours.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 10, 2010 - 5:26pm

Thanks for the comment Bob, I checked thru your link. I don't think they are a match.


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 12, 2011 - 6:09pm



Although not definative, 1943 seems to be a common thread to all of these Military themed pieces.

ML's picture
Posted February 26, 2011 - 10:47pm

I sent this same model to Philip for restoration, recently... And indeed the two models (Tilden and one of the three Aviators) BOTH take the same crystals... And I frankly find it rather ODD that there are no defining ads/illustrations, etc. to date to CONFIRM a positive ID, on ANY of the three Aviator models?

Furthermore (as you may recall) I named all of the previous models here, proported to be "Aviators..." and all so named models on eBay, etc... were misidentified, when I was still looking to find 1+ of them, several months ago... I had intended to post the PROVEN Aviators and several other models with multiple namesakes here, but am now out of time and energy, to complete the task... 

If anyone has a POSITIVE ID for any of the Aviators, please post them? It seems to me that the very name "Tilden" is FAR MORE befitting for a dressier design such as this... than a name such as "Aviator??" But I could be mistaken???


BEST :-)  Scott


P.S.  I just say another one of these on eBay... and then had a look at what I researched a year +/- ago, for related 1940s crystals: (Also: I believe I meant to reference the "American Clipper "B" vs. Aviator, in relation to the same glass...)



Medical Officer, Regulator, Tilden   Y721, CY721       Y2226 201


American Clipper B   MY298-35       MY2238 209

(50s) Aviator, Norman (40s)   CMT198-10   RMU103-15   CMT2247 203

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted February 8, 2011 - 8:57pm


I thought the 'TILDON' more of a Military themed piece.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 8, 2011 - 10:35pm


I never thought that this watch was an Aviator. I never have seen a picture or an ad showing any Aviator.

If you have any aviator info please post it.

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 11:02pm

I suspect that this model is the "Tildon," as although the dial looks "Military," the case looks dressier, to me?! (And I doubt a "Regulator" would be anything BUT a more subdued, military inspired timepiece???)

Also, I meant to say "American Clipper "B" (from memory) vs. "Aviator..." And as I stated several times here... I have yet to SEE a positively ID'd "Aviator" design... although there are many incorrect IDs online, and (2+) noted Aviator models! (Or: G-S, BB, etc. didn't have specific model names, over 2- 3 decades, which isn't very likely?!?)


Best :-)  Scott



MODEL:            G-S                   SUC                              BB                         PF

50s:  Aviator     CMT198-10     RMU103-15                  CMT2247 203     HMB225/1

40s:  Aviator     CMT293           MU103-15, RMU98     CMT2205 198     HMB220/3 198



Posted April 16, 2012 - 5:36am

I have the rose version of this. Same year, movement etc, just rose with a rose dial that has black hands and numbers. I will post it when photographed. Can still find no advert for this model though.

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Posted August 5, 2012 - 10:19pm
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William Smith
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Posted August 6, 2012 - 6:23am

1945 ad from Bobbee's liink above is below: