Bulova A-11 plating material

Submitted by Mojofilter on November 7, 2022 - 6:24pm

Hello folks - brand new here.  I'm looking for information on what plating materials were used on Bulova A-11s from around 1942.  Mine does not look like chrome.  Maybe nickel?



Posted November 7, 2022 - 6:32pm

Pretty sure it's nickel. That's what Elgin used and I think they all had to meet the same military specs. 

Posted December 7, 2022 - 1:23pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I had a Bulova A-11 that had a Bulova A-11 silver case with stainless steel mil case back. It is possible yours is made of silver. Not too common, but some were made of silver.