Bulova 1945 Aviator

Submitted by louman55 on August 22, 2014 - 6:18am
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bubbled top 1"long x 3/4"wide
louman 1945 Bulova Aviator 98 23 2914
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
Posted August 22, 2014 - 7:00am


Good job jabs!

Geoff Baker
Posted August 22, 2014 - 7:25am

Welcome louman55 to myBulova, nice old Bulova you have. I think the date sould be corrected to 1945 as the triangle was used for two different years and this style is indicative of the 1940's.

I agree with jabs and bob, it's a 1945 Aviator.


Posted August 22, 2014 - 9:45am

I don't see any engraving in the ad but do on the watch.

Posted August 22, 2014 - 9:52am

In reply to by JP

the pictures on the ad are quite unreadable here is one more

but watches are identical to those of Jim's

Posted August 22, 2014 - 9:58am

45 Aviator.

William Smith
Posted August 22, 2014 - 3:03pm

I'd go two ticks tentative for 1945 Aviator.  1935 date is too early.  Still no ad clearly showing an engraved model, but as with other model series of this era, there is probably both engraved and plain bezel/case.  That's why two ticks for now.

Posted August 22, 2014 - 5:53pm

Tentative 45 Aviator also, no variant, style of numbers is different from the ads, as are the markings around the sub-second hand area.

Reverend Rob
Posted August 22, 2014 - 7:56pm

45 Aviator gets my vote, maybe the dial has been swapped? Could easily be a variant. two ticks for now..