Bulova 1943 Military Issue

Submitted by usnavyseal on July 11, 2019 - 1:33am
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1943 A-11 Issued

1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
1943 Bulova watch
Posted July 11, 2019 - 4:34am

Very very nice. Do you know if the crwon screws down?

We refer to these as Miliiary Issue A-11 in the database. Thanks for adding. This is a great example.

Posted July 11, 2019 - 10:29am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

It's not screw down crown.

It looks nice except for the second hand I believe as it seems like missing the tail. Any thoughts?

Posted July 11, 2019 - 6:03am

1943 Bulova Miliiary Issue A-11

Posted July 11, 2019 - 9:07am

Hi usnavyseal and welcome.

That's a pretty crisp example of a 

1943 Bulova Miliary Issue A-11

on a nice period military issued band. Congrats!


Posted July 11, 2019 - 10:13am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thanks! But the second hand's tail seems missing / broken, do you think so? I am not sure about that though.

Posted July 11, 2019 - 10:17am

In reply to by usnavyseal

Yes, I would agree the second hand tail is missing. It probably was broken off and lost when the watch was disassembled in the past for a service. No biggie.

Kathy L.
Posted July 11, 2019 - 11:13am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for adding your watch!  It is a very nice example.  These are very collectible so it would not surprise me if someone had it replated at some point.  This is just personal preference and not a big deal imo.  

1943 Bulova Miliary Issue A-11

Posted July 11, 2019 - 11:26am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Yes I believe replated it can stop the rust on watch since it is an old watch.
Just the broken second hand a little bit bothering me haha.

Reverend Rob
Posted July 11, 2019 - 12:12pm

Some of these were plated base metal, some stainless steel. This is pretty shiny for stainless, so it is possible it has been replated. I've also seen stainless models highly polished as well.

The case back will be stainless in all cases. 

Is there any lume or lume residue on the numbers? It looks entirely un-lumed except for the hands. I've seen quite a few like this, the dials almost have the appearance of being unfinished. 

1943 Military issue Bulova A-11.