Bulova MIL-SHIPS-W-2181

Submitted by bobbee on December 3, 2014 - 2:00pm


  Here is an extremely rare piece, the Bulova Mil-Ships-W-2181. This watch was an experimental design that never actually went into production, other than the handful (supposedly around half a dozen at first) of original test pieces sent to the military for testing in the field.

After the military passed on the production of this model, the test subjects were given to divers in the Navy for regular use.

Crown #142 yellow (or trade for #103AY)

Submitted by Habitant on November 27, 2014 - 5:21am
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Hi, I have an NOS #103AY crown (ø 5.50mm x 2.85 D - Tap 12), but I really need a #142 - the 103 is actually a bit too large for the case (visible here http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1966-sea-king-6954) and I'd love to source a 142. According to the information on this site, the #103 is for, mostly, the calibre 10B; it's domed. Pictures can be supplied.

Bulova "Wig-Wag" 1933 automatic watch.

Submitted by bobbee on November 27, 2014 - 4:30am


  As mentioned here:  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1927-unknown-6987?page=1

I recently watched an excellent Webinar hosted by the NAWCC guest wrist watch curator, Adam R. Harris.

In that Webinar, among the many interesting and unusual watches, this one especially caught my eye, and my full attention.



Correct Bulova Box

Submitted by Hamtramck Stan on November 26, 2014 - 5:01pm
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I am quite new to collecting vintage Bulovas.  I just recently purchased a 1951 Bulova Windsor and I am in search of the correct display box that it would have come with when new.  I have gone through much information on this site, including the advertisements to attempt at identifying which box would be correct.  Would this be the one?

A Learners Question About -Fast time- on my Mil-W-3818A

Submitted by Private Squirrel on November 19, 2014 - 6:10am
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Hi Everyone,

I am so excited i purchased my first  All original Bulova Mil-W-3818A (accept for the green wrist band)  two weeks ago and it arrived yersterday! (I am sorry i will the lovely pictures on the weekend)

I would really love to know why or how? 

As i am very new learning about the lovely Militray Bulova Wrist watch

My question is-

Taking case back off?

Submitted by writerdianalee on November 17, 2014 - 9:39pm
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In an effort to provide more information here to help figure out the year and model of my new old Bulova (my first), I was able to get the bracelet and crystal off - but when it came time to slip the movement out of the caseback, I wasn't sure how to proceed. I tugged/lifted a little on the stem but it seemed pretty snug. I didn't want to work too hard at it. Any advice would be appreciated. I went to YouTube and watched a video of a guy doing it and it seemed like it should just pop out easily.