Case: 14K Rolled Gold Plate Bezel - Stainless Back - New York
Movement: 10BA 17j Swiss - Date stamp X above uanadjusted = 1943
Watch restored by Shawn Bourget-Bourg01 - eBay
Saw a very similar watch on ebay, a 1954 Aviator. Thought it might be the same model as yours.
I sent this same model to Philip for restoration, recently... And indeed the two models (Tilden and one of the three Aviators) BOTH take the same crystals... And I frankly find it rather ODD that there are no defining ads/illustrations, etc. to date to CONFIRM a positive ID, on ANY of the three Aviator models?
Furthermore (as you may recall) I named all of the previous models here, proported to be "Aviators..." and all so named models on eBay, etc... were misidentified, when I was still looking to find 1+ of them, several months ago... I had intended to post the PROVEN Aviators and several other models with multiple namesakes here, but am now out of time and energy, to complete the task...
If anyone has a POSITIVE ID for any of the Aviators, please post them? It seems to me that the very name "Tilden" is FAR MORE befitting for a dressier design such as this... than a name such as "Aviator??" But I could be mistaken???
BEST :-) Scott
P.S. I just say another one of these on eBay... and then had a look at what I researched a year +/- ago, for related 1940s crystals: (Also: I believe I meant to reference the "American Clipper "B" vs. Aviator, in relation to the same glass...)
Medical Officer, Regulator, Tilden
American Clipper B
(50s) Aviator, Norman (40s)
I thought the 'TILDON' more of a Military themed piece.
In reply to William I never thought that by Wayne Hanley
I suspect that this model is the "Tildon," as although the dial looks "Military," the case looks dressier, to me?! (And I doubt a "Regulator" would be anything BUT a more subdued, military inspired timepiece???)
Also, I meant to say "American Clipper "B" (from memory) vs. "Aviator..." And as I stated several times here... I have yet to SEE a positively ID'd "Aviator" design... although there are many incorrect IDs online, and (2+) noted Aviator models! (Or: G-S, BB, etc. didn't have specific model names, over 2- 3 decades, which isn't very likely?!?)
Best :-) Scott
MODEL: G-S SUC BB PF
50s: Aviator CMT198-10 RMU103-15 CMT2247 203 HMB225/1
40s: Aviator CMT293 MU103-15, RMU98 CMT2205 198 HMB220/3 198
Clipper, as in 1945 ad.http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1945-3.jpg