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Bulova 1943 Sky Master

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

10AK

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4317807

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

24.4 mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Bulova SkyMaster 1943 Cal.10AK
Smallish watch but has a lovely rose gold case and a bronze colored dial. I just serviced it and keeps time very well in all positions (+/- 5 s/day) and also has excellent isochronicity (+/- 2 s/day over the range of 200 - 300 degrees amplitude).

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Deafboy
Posted September 17, 2019 - 10:01am

The hands on the watch were quite corroded, though the rest of watch was fine. I managed to remove the corrosion but the purple finish is now gone. Does a member have a spare set of Purple Index hands for this little fellah  (#63-64 PI)?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 18, 2019 - 4:31pm

Hello Deafboy, welcome to myBulova. This is a really nice looking watch, I like this style. Thanks for sharing it. I think you have the ID correct.

1943 Bulova Sky Master

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 6:17am

Sky Master, sharp looking design

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 7:47am

1943 Bulova Sky Master

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2019 - 8:36am

Great looking watch with that copper dial.

1943 Bulova Sky Master

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:13am

It should be possible to re-blue the hands, I'd recommend taking it to a certified watchmaker. 

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Deafboy
Posted September 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Thanks for the suggestion.

I actually did this myself on another watch a year go. It worked quite well. I'll probably do it with this one if I can't find suitable replacements.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 20, 2019 - 8:54pm

1943 Bulova Sky Master

What a beautiful watch, congrats!

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Deafboy
Posted November 9, 2019 - 10:28am

Update


I replaced the hands with Bulova NOS Purple Index and added a strap that is slightly burgundy color with white stitches, features that complement the watch's. 

 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2019 - 11:40am

Looks really sharp, well done!