Bulova 1943 Air Warden

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on July 26, 2021 - 7:38am
Manufacture Year
1943
Movement Model
10AK
Movement Date Code
X
Movement Jewels
15
Case Serial No.
3211607
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This is a pretty neat one that I believe was the Air Warden in 1943? White face with sub-seconds dial. There is another here that is identical (except for hands) that was ID'ed as such. Yellow RGP over sterling case. I got it missing the crystal and running. The crystal isn't correct, but was the only one I had that was a diameter fit. Interesting stem barrel that I am unsure if it is original. But judging from the overall condition and the referenced example in the Db, it might be.

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JimDon5822
Posted July 26, 2021 - 6:15pm

Definitely an Air Warden.  Nice find.

Kathy L.
Posted July 27, 2021 - 12:02pm

I think that Air Warden based on the other ID in the DB is a good ID.  Great find, congrats!

Geoff Baker
Posted July 27, 2021 - 9:42pm

1943 Air Warden

BlackbirdM3
Posted August 23, 2021 - 1:11am

I'm going to say not an Air Warden. The seconds track is too high. Air Wardens have the seconds track that intersects the hour/minute track at the 6 o'clock position. This is clearly above the hour/minute track. To further this, the Air Wardens have numbered seconds tracks, this does not. Also, the hands are neither the correct lume hands, nor the correct gold hands. A Nighthawk is a better fit. The 10Ak movement matches, the dial matches, the seconds track is not marked, the hands are still wrong, but this is not an Air Warden. 
https://mybulova.com/watches/1943-nighthawk-1302