Bulova 1944 Blackhawk

Submitted by plainsmen on November 8, 2010 - 5:13pm
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This is the  Bulova Blackhawk is double date stamped with the Circle and the Triangle for 1944-45. 

This model was originally thought to be a Bulova Surgeon, but recently found ad's show it to be a military styled watch.  It is quite possible that the Blackhawk and the Surgeon are the same watch with a dial variant as we have found was done with several models in the WWII-era watches, one for civilian and one for military motif.

Identification found here in a 1941 Montgomery Ward Ad for the Blackhawk

(all pictures were taken with the crystal removed for better clarity)


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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 8, 2010 - 5:31pm


Great find. It's the first 2-tone I've seen. Good Luck with it.


Posted November 8, 2010 - 5:34pm

Thanks Wayne... I found a little something else in another auction a couple day's later I'll post when I get it.

I really dig the two tone on this.  Hopeing it will clean up nicely.

Posted November 8, 2010 - 6:14pm

I toss the case into plain old warm water and dish detergent then have at it with the Wifes toothbrush lol! (jk, I use an old one). The warm water and detergent will help melt the adhesive holding the crystal, it should fall out. Let the case soak,  Gold wont rust so dont be afraid, I've done quite a few now: ) scrub it up then dry it off. Polish with some brasso on a clean cloth, You'll be surprised at how nice it will come up. Nice find!

Posted November 8, 2010 - 7:54pm

Sweet... I'll try it tonight after the kiddies go to bed!

Posted December 4, 2010 - 2:18am

AH HA!!! The two tone is original!! I found another one!  Woot!  Even right down to the iridescent paint on the numbers and the blue seconds hand!  Only difference is this one shows a date stamp of 1944... four years newer than mine.

Found on Ebay listing here:


Posted January 22, 2011 - 6:26pm

Updated with some decent pictures.... thanks for looking.

Wayne Hanley
Posted January 22, 2011 - 7:00pm


I received the Doctors dial type watch. It turned out to be a 1 inch square watch that is on the femine side size-wise. It will befun to find out the Bulova name for this one. Head Nurse or something on that order.


Posted January 22, 2011 - 7:06pm

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Well Wayne that'll be two of us with it then... I picked up the same one recently... haha!


At least we know it's original now!

Posted September 13, 2011 - 8:44pm

 BULOVA "NURSE," "AIR NURSE," or "FLIGHT NURSE," perhaps? Got crystal specs??


:-)  Scott

Posted September 13, 2011 - 8:57pm

It was known as the Canadian Nurse in Canada and the American Nurse here in the USA.