Bulova 1956 Aircraft

Submitted by Tayloreuph on September 14, 2015 - 9:40pm
Manufacture Year
1956
Movement Model
13AK
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
196022
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Just purchased. Photo's are via the website of the seller, as their camera has better focus than mine.

Bulova Chronograph. 2 register, similar to versions from the 30's and 40's.

On the movement:

"17JEWELS UNSADUSTED"

"Bulova Watch Co. Swiss"

 I've included the best shot of the movement symbol I can find. Valjoux movement? Or possibly Omega?

Inside case back:

"BULOVA WATCH Co

SWISS

196022"

Rectangular pushers, case back is bare. Has the larger sub registers found on these style chronographs, rather than the smaller. Not sure about the second hand.

 

 

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Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2015 - 6:20am

Very nice old Bulova, I like this model a lot. What do mean that you're unsure of the second hand? 

We designate these beauties as 'Chronograph'.  I don't believe we ever found a further classification.

PS - Highly recommend service if you plan to wear it regularly.

Reverend Rob
Posted September 15, 2015 - 11:00am
 

If you are referring to the shape of the sub second hand, it was common for them to be different from each other. 

plainsmen
Posted September 15, 2015 - 8:32pm

Yeah I'm good with a Chronograph ID as well.  Very nice.

Tayloreuph
Posted January 1, 2016 - 9:41pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Does anyone know what the original face color was?

mybulova_admin
Posted April 9, 2020 - 11:23pm

Updated to a 1956 Bulova Aircraft based on the strap.

1957_LineBook_BAWD0127 Pg 42

1956 Bulova Chronograph Aircraft & Sportsman

Tayloreuph
Posted April 10, 2020 - 10:45am

That does look like a Fils as the chrono hand. I don't believe that this watch arrived with any type of strap of bracelet when I purchased it, the strap in th epics is my own addition. So if I find an expansion band we can redesignate it as a Sportsman?

mybulova_admin
Posted April 10, 2020 - 10:48pm

In reply to by Tayloreuph

Correct. Bulova did this a bit, were the model ID varied based on the strap/bracelet mount.