Bulova 1943 -Unknown

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on June 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
Manufacture Year
1943
Movement Model
10AK
Movement Date Code
X
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
3445924
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This one fascinates me. Rose gold front loader with copper face sporting yellow gold markers and black printed minutes track. Blued stick hands. Lugs are recessed under case giving it a really "out of character look" for the year. 

An interesting note: there are currently 5 watches in this case in the database counting this one that have been submitted since 2012. Four are identical (to this one) and one has a different dial. Of the 5, 4 have a picture of the movement. All 4 of these have a factory date stamp on movement for 1943 (X) with a lighter 1944 overstamp (O). All 5 are in cases dated 1943. Just an observation. I'm going to speculate this one was produced for a very short time.

Here are the others in the database

example 1

example 2

example 3

example 4

Running and keeping reasonable time.

43rg1
43rg2
43rg3
43rg4
43rg5
Kathy L.
Posted June 5, 2021 - 9:11am

Fabulous watch, congrats on finding it.  Love the dial and that it is a front loader.

Unknown

Andersok
Posted June 5, 2021 - 12:47pm

Rose gold watches were abundant in the 40s, and this one's design does seem to be a little out of place for that time. I think it looks quite nice, that dial probably looked rather sharp when new. Movement looks clean too.

-Unknown

Geoff Baker
Posted June 5, 2021 - 9:30pm

1943 Bulova Unknown. Some day..........

mybulova_admin
Posted June 6, 2021 - 12:32am

Similar to the Bulova Sky Master, but certainly another unknown for now....FOR NOW!!

Great addition to your collection.