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Bulova 1943 Miss Air Warden

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

6AH

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D385465

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Round

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  This is one of my favorite models so I couldn't resist picking up this one with the original band.  

It has a 10K rolled gold plate case, marked Bulova Fifth Ave New York inside, 6AH 17 jewel working movement.  

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 5:41pm

mybulova_admin
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 6:40pm

Silly question from an Australian....did they actually have 'air wardens' in the US during WWII?

I assue they did. Great watch and an even better advert. Nice find.

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 8:46pm

Not a silly question at all.  Yes they did.  Here is a cool recruitment stock film clip.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfKjT70EZu0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfrKf1WC5mE

mybulova_admin
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 9:25pm

Wow, just watched those clips and I'm amazed at the numbers involved. Certainly helps explain the use of a center sweep hand to better determine the exact time of events.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 6:56pm

'Nice one Kathy, and on the original band :o) I'm going out on a limb and saying this is a 

Miss Air Warden - 1943

Date code on movement is an "x" for 1943, serial number appears to start with a letter "O", second number being a "3". I would be inclined to label this one a 1943.

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 8:40pm

Thanks Bob, I can see how it looks like an O but it is a D.  I had to look at it under my loop to make sure : )

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 8:41pm

Old eyes.........sorry.....

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 8:47pm

Alas why I needed my loupe ; )

mybulova_admin
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 9:27pm

Miss Air Warden - 1943, assume this watch was aimed at the young female volunteers.

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 4, 2019 - 11:40am

I believe your assumption as well.  My grandfather could not go to war due to being deaf in one ear.  He was a volunteer like that.  I wasn't aware so many women were involved.

Just to clarify the date on the case is 1944 with the serial # starting with a D.  I know it looks like an O in the pic but it is a D when you look close.