Bulova 1943 Sky Master

Submitted by Deafboy on September 17, 2019 - 10:25am
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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).

1943 SkyMaster
1943 SkyMaster - 10AK
Bulova SkyMaster (from 10AK movement brochure)
The Philadelphia Inquirer Thu Nov 23,1944 - Skymaster
Posted September 17, 2019 - 11:01am

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
Posted September 18, 2019 - 5:31pm

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

Posted September 19, 2019 - 7:17am

Sky Master, sharp looking design

Posted September 19, 2019 - 8:47am

1943 Bulova Sky Master

Kathy L.
Posted September 19, 2019 - 9:36am

Great looking watch with that copper dial.

1943 Bulova Sky Master

Reverend Rob
Posted September 20, 2019 - 10:13am

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

Posted September 20, 2019 - 11:00am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

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.

Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:54pm

1943 Bulova Sky Master

What a beautiful watch, congrats!

Posted November 9, 2019 - 10:28am


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.