Bulova 1944 Officer

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Just looking for some information about this watch. Don't really know anything about it. Forgot to check the movement symbol so just wondering what year it is as well. Thanks.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 13, 2013 - 11:39am

I'd Date the Watch 1944 Based on the Case seriel number.

Your Watch looks like a 1944 'OFFICER'  although We see Models of era named differently when found with luminous Hands / Dials.



Posted June 13, 2013 - 12:25pm

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Nice job Mark, "Officer" it is. Looks like the dial may be re-finished with painted figures.

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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2013 - 3:42pm

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I think the ad below is from 1946.  It's in the record Fifth links above.  I didn't look in the ad database, and got the date of ad from image file name.


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William Smith
Posted June 13, 2013 - 5:50pm

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PA_Watch_Huneter.  Just noticing you didnt enter a jewel count, but you did say you forgot to check the movement symbol.  Was the movement model 10BC or did you have to enter something based on this field being required as forced entry w/o a choice for "unknown"? Thanks

Posted June 25, 2013 - 1:45pm

The movement was 10BC.

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alien Ant
Posted June 13, 2013 - 6:06pm

dial looks like it was a lume dial, then had the lume paint cleaned off. Lots in the watch data base like it mainly air wardens.

Posted June 14, 2013 - 5:24am

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That's exactly what I was thinking. The case looks to be a match as the lume hands whould make sense on this model.

Tentative Officer for me.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted June 14, 2013 - 7:26am

The Dial was never "lumed", We see quite a few examples in this exact configuration in the database.

above is Dated 1944.



although the Watch looks like the 'OFFICER' We see several models of era named differently when Military themed.




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alien Ant
Posted June 14, 2013 - 10:32am

Pretty sure I see lume remains on the number one in the 10, and a little on the five.

the watch above is the clipper and the dial is lumed in the ad for it, so the lume has been cleaned off this one too.

This unknown  from 1944 is the same watch as the subject but has the lume on the numbers still, so you are wrong about the subject dial pal sorry. http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1944-unknown-3935

Air warden in the data base with the lume removed.


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Posted July 2, 2013 - 4:45pm

Of all the original Dials of this type I have seen to Date, particularly the 'CLIPPER', none have been lumed on the Numerals.

and in fact what I believe You are mistaking for remnants of luminous on the example I own is actually the beginnings of a little corrosion, as found on the 9 Numeral of the Dial below, Pal.