Bulova 1951 Air King

10/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4440754
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Circa 1951
Caliber 10BC movement
17 Jewels
It sets, winds and runs
10K rolled gold plate case measures 30mm in diameter, 38mm lug to lug
Flex band has stainless steel bottom, unmarked top

 

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Jim Townsend
Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:08pm

OK HOW IN GODS NAME CAN YOU VOTE THIS DOWN IT IS OBVIOUS ITS AN AIR KING. NO PROBLEM I KNOW WHAT IT IS.... :-)

Daca102090
Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:21pm

Here is the Ad that was used to identify this model... Should convince any doubters.

OldTicker
Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:27pm

Can the person or persons whom gave this watch less than a 2 star rating please explain why??

It sure looks like a Air King to me....

Keep in mind that Jim's watch is a '51, and the Bulova File is dated '55, so that may explain the differences in the hands and sub dial....

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William Smith
Posted February 23, 2012 - 9:36pm

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I haven't voted yet, as I am researching.  I did notice the advert date difference and the sub dial, but still looking at other examples, ad etc.... It could very well have come w/ a slightly diff sub dial a few years earlier.... and I don't have to look any further to give two stars for sure.....most likely three.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:27pm

The Watch initially received 3 Stars from Me when first listed, then someone must have came after and gave it  a 'not confirmed' to knock it back to 2 Stars.

a 3 Star ID

IMO

el tel
Posted February 24, 2012 - 3:04am

Can anyone explain to me why the second circular dial is quite clearly visible in the Ads but part of it is obscured on the actual watch. ? It looks as if the watch face is too large for the watch

terry

mybulova_admin
Posted February 24, 2012 - 3:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

It's just the height of the crystal which is cutting off the sub-dial.
3 stars from me.

el tel
Posted February 24, 2012 - 3:28am

Thanks for that  , just curious , had not appreciated how much the crystal can distort the picture.

terry

mybulova_admin
Posted February 24, 2012 - 4:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

Dial is correct. Its the crystal height that is obscuring the sub-dial.

3 stars from me.

JP
Posted September 25, 2012 - 4:26pm

Panel Member

Most definitely 3 stars or checks from me even at this late daye. But, in keeping with tradition, it is not on a strap as dipicted in the ad.  JUST KIDDING GUYS.