Bulova 1950 Military Issue

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on May 7, 2011 - 1:58am
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Bulova 'Type A17A' - Korean War Era U.S. Military issue.

Parkerized Steel Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 32mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Black Dial shows Luminous and White printed numerals. Hour and Minute Hands are Luminous filled and the sweep center Seconds Hand is unique with a Luminous Arrowhead tip.

A Steel dustshield and gasket appears between the Caseback and Movement.

10 sided Caseback is Parkerized, screws on and is stamped as shown.

Crown is Steel.


The A17A is shown on its original issue strap.


* 100% correct as found - from the estate of a retired U.S. Naval Officer.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:05am

You're way off base.

Mr Hanleys' comment was referring to the spec sheet displayed in the same post, which has now changed from the original. The original spec sheet image displayed the dates quoted by Mr Hanleys' text.

Posted November 25, 2012 - 1:49pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

"You're way off base".

If you would take the trouble to read my post, you would see that in my very first sentence, I ask if that is what you meant.

I think you're not paying attention.

Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:09am

Don't know who did that, but it should be re-instated so as not to "lose the thread" of this thread.

William Smith
Posted November 25, 2012 - 1:48pm

In reply to by bobbee

Gang   The actual Image of the table is not in the thread, so to speak.  Only a link to where that image is stored on site.  This avoids duplicate images on the server each time someone want's to reference/show an image (in this case- a table).  As new/revised versions of the table were supplied, these newer versions replaced the outdated versions at this root directory where the actual table is stored.  So all the "links" to the old table are still there, it's simply that they point to the newer table. 

Posted November 25, 2012 - 1:59pm

In reply to by William Smith

Then who went in and edited the post?, or is that a "link" phenomenon too....

Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:14am

Some pretty bold statements of sham, fraud and deceit have been made in this thread as an attempt to discredit which are totally unfounded.


Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:29am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

The burden of proof is on you to back up your claims Mark, not on the panel, and as a panel member, you should know that.

If you do own this watch, and claim the date to be 1950, provide the proof, or move it to the unknown category...its that simple.

Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:36am


I'll take that one up with admin Greg as the Watch is obviously not an unknown, the Caseback nomenclature shows this.

Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:58am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Without a confirmed date, it is a unknown, last time I checked, there was no "Hopeful 1950 Military Issue category...

Posted November 25, 2012 - 12:26pm

2 ticks for '50 A17A. I don't doubt that it's an A17A but without proof of the year I can't confirm.