Bulova 1946 Aviator

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Jim Townsend 1944 Bulova Unknown 05182014
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Posted May 20, 2014 - 5:33pm

Aviator sounds right and looks right.

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Reverend Rob
Posted May 20, 2014 - 7:22pm

Panel Member

Sounds absolutely correct,  Good catch, Bobbee. 

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 2:36am

Thanks Rob.

Another ad here gives the wrong jewel count, but has the fuzzy lugs and importantly, the case colour,       "yellow gold filled case".

Lower price as it is a 1941 ad, and prices had changed considerably. A yellow gold plated Pesident that cost under $50 in 1942 was $57.50 by 1947. Those prices are from Bulova ads, not third party.



Another ad, this from 1940. Correct jewel count, dark lugs, same price as 1941 advert.



Edit- A friend of mine has two examples of this same watch with the engraving and 15 jewel movement,

funnily enough one is from 1940, the other from 1941.

I will ask his permission for pics, or a link to them.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 21, 2014 - 5:21am

This sold in the U.K. Same watch calling it an Aviator. Excellent work Bobbee

Geoff Baker
Posted May 21, 2014 - 6:15am

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Sorry gentlemen, I am not seeing the Aviator in those ads, they are not clear enough to make the leap from shading to engraving.

I'm still at unknown.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 21, 2014 - 5:57pm

You see this is what bugs the hell out of me. Trust me you will never ever I.D. EVERY watch 100% ever. Play the mind games with one another and i will move on knowing i have an Avaitor in pristeen condition, And i will  keep seeking out these wonderful time pieces. Little less nit picking would go miles here men. But so be it i thank you bobbee for all the work you have done A+ and i am happy to see you back and a panel member your  Bulova wisdom is leaps and bounds above most and a little common sense goes a long way fellas. :-)

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Posted May 22, 2014 - 1:33am

Thanks for the welcome Jim.

Geoff is allowed his opinion Jim, no biggie.

Three for it so far , and waiting for help from any others!  :-)

Jim Townsend
Posted May 22, 2014 - 4:10am

Yep he is but its right there to see.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 27, 2014 - 4:42pm

Watch arrived today from the Netherlands and it is AWESOME super super clean and runs like new, Dont really matter anymore what it is i am happy happy happy

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 6:32am

3 Aviator


Any help, or post it?