Bulova 1943 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
X
Movement Model: 
10BS
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
3341986
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10K RGP Bezel

Sterling Base

Stainless Back

1/20-12K GF B/R Bracelet

I'm thinking Nighthawk...

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1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted March 23, 2017 - 4:31am

Club 5000Panel Member

Bulova Nighthawk looks to be a match. Advert dates to 1943.

jabs
Posted March 23, 2017 - 4:51am

Panel Member

+1

Geoff Baker
Posted March 24, 2017 - 5:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Night Hawk and Air Warden are the black dialed, round military themed watches of this era. Both had luminous dial. I don't think this is either. Bobbee brought us this ad several years ago. It's not quite clear enough but the dial does not appear luminous.

I'm tentative on Sky Hawk.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 24, 2017 - 10:34pm

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Found an advert that says the Sky Hawk had a lumious dial and hands as well. 

Buloba 1943 Sky Hawk watch

Geoff Baker
Posted March 25, 2017 - 7:24am

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Back to Unknown then........

mybulova_admin
Posted March 27, 2017 - 5:43am

Club 5000Panel Member

All the adverts we see show the radium dial with a big square 'non closing' 9. We have a few of these models now like the subject watch that are all 'closed' 9's and is hard to tell if they were lumed at some point.

Rbikid, can you see any evidence of radium on the numbers?

Rbikid
Posted March 31, 2017 - 10:26pm

Not that I can detect.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 31, 2017 - 7:36pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel  members - Any suggestions?

Andersok
Posted April 3, 2017 - 11:25am

Panel Member

Not sure what to make of this one, these tend to look a little like one or another model in the ads, but not exactly; Unknown at this time.

jabs
Posted April 3, 2017 - 12:45pm

Panel Member

Unknown