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Bulova 1944 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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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
Panel Member
Posted April 13, 2018 - 11:11pm

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
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 14, 2018 - 6:50am

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

timeless
Posted April 14, 2018 - 12:06pm

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
Panel Member
Posted April 15, 2018 - 6:48am

Air Warden gets my vote.

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 15, 2018 - 11:53am

I'm good with the Air Warden.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted April 15, 2018 - 12:06pm

1944 (by case number) Air Warden

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 21, 2018 - 9:20am

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