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Bulova 1944 Military Issue "A 15"

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A 15

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AF44 385

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Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 26, 2011 - 7:25pm

Firth..I think you forgot to list this one as 'For Sale'!! :-)

What would have this watch been used for?

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 26, 2011 - 8:15pm


Its Official name was 'Type A-15 Elapsed Time Watch'

Pilot Navigation.

The Watch belongs to a member of MWR but I felt it worthy of the database.


mwwcsgf417's picture
Posted November 27, 2011 - 10:56pm

You must have got a hold of Ken. He could pull documents out of the air I think.

James @ MWWC

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 28, 2011 - 1:49am


Do your own this watch? Or just adding to the data base? Classic watch!


hq_sandman_ute's picture
Posted August 4, 2012 - 4:56pm

For further information relating to the Bulova Type A-15, click on the following links.


A recent post on the Bulova wristwatches supplied in the late 1950s/early 1960s in accordance with US military specification MIL-W-3818A and MIL-W-6433A can be accessed at:

Best regards


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William Smith
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Posted August 4, 2012 - 5:58pm

Thanks Sandman...and subject watch is in a Bulova case!  Beautiful.  

bobbee's picture
Posted November 23, 2012 - 7:51am

Recognise the scratched roman numerals on the inside of the case back?

XXXX   III = 1943.

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William Smith
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Posted November 23, 2012 - 2:10pm

Aha... so perhaps a 1943 case with a 1944 movement?  That fits with everything in the thread too.
Good job seeing those Roman numerals. 

bobbee's picture
Posted June 12, 2014 - 7:48am


  Bulova released this nice hommage to this classic military watch:


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Limited Edition of 500 pieces at $1500 each.

Posted June 12, 2014 - 9:56am

Holy Elapsed Time Batman, what a watch..Thanks for adding it to the DB Mark. Another piece of Bulova history.