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Bulova 1945 -Non-Conforming

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Similar pictures found that this may be a WWII era watch.  it does have a 12 hour dial and sub second hand dial, but no military markings.  Local owner's grandfather wore it for years.  Believe an aftermarket band, labeled Kreisler. Case size is 30mm. The watch does run okay. 

I have taken the case back off other watches, but do not see a divit to use a blade on this.  However it does have several flat edges, wonder if there is a special tool to remove?  No marking on outside caseback.

Thank you

Michael Bill

Danvers, IL


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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted July 8, 2019 - 10:21am

I agree with Bob that unless his photos come back signed Bulova inside the case I would go with Non-conforming. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 16, 2019 - 10:17pm

Michael - any update on your watch?

Posted July 16, 2019 - 11:40pm

Hello:  Watch still at watchmaker, I will call him this week for an update.  Thanks for all your interest.  7-16-2019

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 25, 2019 - 6:33am

Looking to forward to it.

Posted July 30, 2019 - 10:18pm

Finally have the case back off, have 3 photos to add

Information on movement:

Bulova Watch Co.

10 AN  -- surrounded by a box


Swiss Fifteen 15 Jewels

The watch case inside says ID Watch Case Made in USA

Sorry I cannot figure out how to add the 3 pictures...

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 30, 2019 - 10:42pm

I'll send you my email address, I'll add them for you.

Posted July 31, 2019 - 12:16am

Pictures on their way!

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 8:44am

OK, movement photos added. Shield dates the movement to 1939 (or is it 1929 if it has a serial number?). I'm not familiar with the case manufacturer. I think I'm leaning to this watch being a mixture of components and not all original Bulova.

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Posted July 31, 2019 - 9:37am

It's a cool watch but does indeed appear to be a recased Bulova movement  in a non-Bulova case.

Serial numbered movement would seem to indicate that this is a 1929 movement in a later period aftermarket case with a face of unknown origin.

Should we  call it 1929 Non-conforming?

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 31, 2019 - 9:59pm

I think the style is more indicative of a possible year than the movement date code. The case design is more mid forties to me.