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Bulova 1944 Blackhawk

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1944

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10BA

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4197066

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square Domed Glass

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is what appears to be a 1943 Blackhawk.  It has a + date code on th3 10BA center second 17J movement.  The dials is black with a white center and lumed hour markers and gold hands with a blued seconds hand.   This is the missing 3,6,9,12 hour marker variety.  The case is a yellow gold.  The watch is personalized with engraving from "12/25/1944 To Cliff From Mother".  I was so happy to find this as it is on my top 5 Bulova list of the non-complication models and I had been looking for one for a long time.  .  The watch was tarnished black and not running.  I was able to service and polish it and it is running and looking great.  

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted August 6, 2019 - 3:41am

1943 Bulova Black Hawk, good example

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted August 6, 2019 - 6:56am

Very nice.

Bulova Black Hawk

I think I'm inclined to date it by the case serial number as 1944.

JimDon5822
Posted August 6, 2019 - 7:44am

neetstuf-4-u wrote:

Very nice.

Bulova Black Hawk

I think I'm inclined to date it by the case serial number as 1944.

I think you are right with the date of 1944 .   The movement does have a fairly large but light outline of a circle next to the cross date  code .   I suspect it was a date code added in 1944 to the 1943 movement when the watch was sold.     That lines up with the Christmas 1944 engraving on the back .  

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted August 6, 2019 - 10:18am

Wonderful you were able to find one Jim!  It is a beauty, well done.

1944 Bulova Black Hawk

JimDon5822
Posted August 7, 2019 - 4:59pm

Kathy L. wrote:

Wonderful you were able to find one Jim!  It is a beauty, well done.

1944 Bulova Black Hawk

Thank you!   Here is a photo of the date codes.  This confirms a 1944 dual date code cross with added circle.   Someone will need to update the model from a 1943 to a 1944.    Thanks everyone for your comments. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 6, 2019 - 9:58pm

1944 Bulova Black Hawk