Bulova 1967 Military Issue

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Black dial, faded lume, white inner 24 hour markings, white seconds track near the dial edge,  white Bulova signature, recently serviced.

Serviced hands, replacement second hand

It came with a seemingly replacement crown, the inside has been turned to fit the case stem, and possibly refinished. The crown has a camber to it that I haven't seen on other similar watches.

Base metal dust cover over the movement

Unsure of the manufacture year (*edit perhaps M7?)

Case back reads:





MRF. BULOVA SERIAL N0. 38097 (in a different font)

ORDER NO. DA-36-038-ORD-20328

STOCK NO. 6645-526-5063


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1967 Military Issue Bulova Watch
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Posted June 3, 2015 - 5:06am

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Case is certainly Bulova Military Issue, but as the dial looks new I can't be sure how original the watch is.

Very nice looking miltary piece.

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William Smith
Posted June 3, 2015 - 5:53am

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Am I seeing a date code on the movement?  

Geoff Baker
Posted June 3, 2015 - 8:04am

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Hello again Taylor, looks like you're on a buying trip! This is another great looking military watch that I am unsure of. I would also tag this one as Military

Posted June 3, 2015 - 12:47pm

There might be N1 as a date code on the movement, which doesn't seem to quite work, does it? Was the 10AK movement still being built then?

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Posted June 3, 2015 - 3:11pm

You seem to have mixed up your movement records with your ORD DEPT watch. This watch has the 10BNCH, and appears to have a jewelled centre hole making it 17 jewels.

This watch has the wrong hand set for the A17-A, it has the hands for the later issued 3818-A model.

The A17-A also had 17 jewels, the 3818-A 15 jewels.

You have the correct case back, dial and movement for the A17-A though.

The date mark may be M1, as the movement could have been changed by military service man, along with the hands.

Posted June 4, 2015 - 12:51am

Bobbee, what are the correct hands?

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William Smith
Posted June 4, 2015 - 1:31am

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Yea the movement picture in root record shure looks like a 17 Jewel 10BNCH.  Now I'm not sure if the date in the root record is correct and the movement picture is from another example?  Or visa versa, or if its an entry error.

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Posted June 4, 2015 - 5:46am

We really need a better pic of the movement. Do you have a loupe, or a magnifying glass? Have you got a "macro" option on your camera?

As said, the hands are from the 3818-A, we have examples in the watch db.

Click on the "members watches" in the "search" drop-down menu and click on "military issue". Look for watches from 1960-61. Those have the hands your watch has. The earlier A17-A has narrower hands, not "pear" skeleton hands.

Posted June 13, 2015 - 9:58pm

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Any additional comments that will narrow down the model ID. Is everyone good witha Bulova Military Issue ID?

Posted June 14, 2015 - 3:16am

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Agree with Bulova Military Issue