Bulova 1945 Watertite

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
378
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello All,

UPDATE

So I have taken the watch to a watchmaker and showed me how to take it apart. He said it is a wartime vintage with 10BAC movement. Triangle for the date code witch puts it at 1945. Case serial number is 378. I have uploaded the new pictures

Thanks once again for all the help

Ken

Not For Sale
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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted December 9, 2014 - 6:49am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Ken, welcome to myBulova. It looks like you've been afflicted with the dread disease Bulovitis. As you know there is no cure, so enjoy the ride, it's fun.

Not having any markings on the back of the case is unusual. Generally Bulova watches have some markings indicating that the case is a Bulova manufactured case. It is quite common that when a watch case is damaged or worn out that a jeweler or watchmaker will put the movement into an aftermarket (non original) case. In some instances a case from the same brand is available. If we determine that either has occurred we will tag the watch as not original or "Non Conforming'. We aren't saying the watch isn't a nice one or that it has no value, we only stating that the watch can't be assigned a proper Bulova name.

If you could give us a photo of the back and some info from the movement itself we can further determine if that what you have. Perhaps you could have a jeweler or watchmaker open the case back for you. Don't be discouraged in your collecting efforts if that's what we find, we have ALL had it happen to us as well.

kenfe
Posted December 9, 2014 - 8:58am

Thanks Geoff I wIll be taking my watches to a jeweler today to get them to open it and then I will snap some more pics of the movement and Back. Even if they are not original I will still enjoy them. Its a learning process of what to look for in the future.

Thanks

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1955mercury
Posted December 9, 2014 - 2:20pm

Hi Kenfe. Does the back of your Bulova look like this one?

If so, the inside of the case will look similar to this.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2014 - 8:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

....and this is why we never say never. That's a Bulova watch, no question from me. It's clearly not a Mil-Spec but it sure LOOKS like it wants to be. Admittedly, I am not an expert on military watches. The triangle seems to date it to '45........

 

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bobbee
Posted December 10, 2014 - 4:41pm

Geoff Baker
Posted December 11, 2014 - 6:58am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'll go along with that - Watertite, ad is 1942

jabs
Posted December 18, 2014 - 7:53am

Panel Member

I agree with Geoff - "Watertight"

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:51am

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Watertite.

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William Smith
Posted December 19, 2014 - 6:27pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Yep... Watertite