Bulova 1944 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BA (ss)
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
4208543
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch is in same used condition as when purchased; although I may have had it serviced...don't recall.

I'm posting because there is no 10BA ss movement listed here...that I could find...

and to learn if this model finally has a name.

 

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[1943 10BAss] Bulova Air Warden
[1943 10BAss] face
[1943 10BAss] case hallmark
[1943 10BAss] case serial #
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Reverend Rob
Posted April 14, 2018 - 12:11am

Panel Member

The 10BA and 10BAC are both from the ETA 900 ebauche. Technically, this example should have been stamped 10BAC but was modded specifically for Military use. It's not a Military contract watch, but clearly could be used as such and may have been available in kit shops.

Stainless back is standard, but Sterling with gold fill is a bit unusual, called Vermeil. 

Looks like an Air Warden to me...

 

Geoff Baker
Posted April 14, 2018 - 7:50am

Club 5000Panel Member

I wonder if the sterling was substituted as a result of the war effort to use steel for armament?

timeless
Posted April 14, 2018 - 1:06pm

I'm pretty sure that is the reason.

Gruen was doing the same during this time period. US joined the war effort before we joined forces.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 15, 2018 - 7:48am

Panel Member

Air Warden gets my vote.

plainsmen
Posted April 15, 2018 - 12:53pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good with the Air Warden.

jabs
Posted April 15, 2018 - 1:06pm

Panel Member

1944 (by case number) Air Warden

Geoff Baker
Posted April 21, 2018 - 10:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

We have several watches ID'd as Air Warden. Some have slight variations inb the dials but basically all the same case.

1944 Bulova Air Warden