Aviator sounds right and looks right.
Sounds absolutely correct, Good catch, Bobbee.
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.
This sold in the U.K. Same watch calling it an Aviator. Excellent work Bobbee
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.
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. :-)
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! :-)
Yep he is but its right there to see.
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
Any help, or post it?