A-11 US WWII MILITARY PILOTS WATCH 101ST

Published on: April 9, 2015
Categories: BULOVA, MILITARY, WWII

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VINTAGE


READY TO WEAR


WWII


BULOVA


HACKING MILITARY


WRIST WATCH

 

32 MM


W/O CROWN


32 X 41


LUG TO LUG

 

WITH

BULOVA


MILITARY MOVEMENT


10 AKCSH


C = CENTER
S = SECONDS
H = HACKING


16 JEWEL
CENTER SWEEPS
HACKING

MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

 

WITH

 

CASE BACK SIGNED
Pvt. G.T. FIGAS
U.S. ARMY

 

AND

 

PERIOD
WING TIP
AND
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LET US NOT CONFUSE THE 10AKCSH FROM W.W.II WITH THOSE MADE FOR THE KOREAN AND VIETNAM WAR .

THE W.W.II 10 AKCSH, AND 10 AKCSH-R WITH RADIUM DIAL, WERE THE PREMIER A-11 PILOT HACKING WATCH,

 

THOUGH THEY ALSO WERE ISSUED TO OTHER GROUPS INCLUDING AIRBORNE.

 

THE 10BNCH FOR KOREA AND VIETNAM RESEMBLED THE 10 AKCSH. THOUGH THE DIALS HAD 24HR ADDED AND ILLUMINATION.

 

THIS MOVEMENT REMAINED IN HEAD TO HEAD COMPETITION WITH ELGIN AND, THE WALTHAM, THOUGH OF LESSER QUALITY.

 

I HAD TO SPEND 90.00 PLUS SHIPPING TO FIND A MOVEMENT FOR PARTS. SO I HAVE A NEAR COMPLETE BACK UP FOR AMY WARRANTY WORK OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.

 

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THE CASE IS COMPLETE WITH SEALS. INCLUDING THE CRYSTAL SEAL. IT IS AN ORIGINAL; SOME-WHAT-OLD LOOKING. IT IS USUALLY THE FIRST ITEM TO “GET LOST” OVER TIME BECAUSE MOST EXPERTS FORGET THESE HAD ONE.

 

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THIS HACKING A-11 IS ONE OF SEVERAL RUNS THAT WERE MADE IN STEEL OR FIRST CLASS HEAVY CHROME. IT IS LARGER BY A FEW MM — WHICH IS A LOT BY W.W.II STANDARDS– AND HAS SUBSTANTIAL SEALED LUGS. I HAVE RESTORED A HUNDRED OF THESE IN THE LAST 8 TO 9 YEARS. MANY HAD CLEAR CASE BACKS WITH PERSONAL ENGRAVINGS. IN FACT THE GREEN BERET BOX I BUILT 7 YEARS AGO SPORTED A A-11 LIKE THAT ABOVE FROM 1944. IT WAS ENGRAVED 1944-1953-1964. W.W.II, KOREA AND VIETNAM!

 

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NOW, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT US, YOU KNOW I ALLOW YOU TO CHOOSE STRAPS, BANDS BRACELETS, VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED, NEW. I DISCOUNT THE AMOUNT OF THOSE INSTALLED AGAINST HIGHER PRICED STRAPS ET AL. OR TRADE OUT. I KEPT THIS ONE DUE TO THE FACT IT IS ORIGINAL.

 

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I DID NOT ILLUMINATE OR TOUCH THE DIAL OUTSIDE OF REMOVING AND REPLACING FOR THE OVERHAUL. CONTRARY TO THE ILLUMINATION CRAZE OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, THESE WERE RARELY ILLUMINATED. ESPECIALLY FOR THE COCKPIT, EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS AN “R” VERSION THAT WAS ILLUMINATED.

 

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THE A-11 WAS HIGHLY PRIZED BY THE AIRBORNE DIVISIONS. DURABLE. SOLID. MADE TO LAST– WITH A LARGE DEPARTMENT THAT HANDLED REPAIRS, THE HACKING A-11 WAS INDISPENSABLE TO SPECIAL OPPS, AND AIRBORNE UNITS THAT RELIED ON THE WATCH FOR NOT SIMPLY JUMPS, BUT OPERATIONS IN THE FIELD

 

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THE ORIGINAL CROWN LOOKS NEAR NEW. YET WE KNOW FROM THE OVERHAUL THIS BABY WAS UTILIZED FOR 7 DECADES!PLY JUMPS, BUT OPERATIONS IN THE FIELD

 

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YES, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. MILLIONS WERE MADE. MANY SURVIVED. YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL THE TIME, EXCEPTING THAT THE RARE MODELS, THE SIGNED MODELS THIS WITH A HISTORY, EVEN IF IT IS NOT REVEALED TO IT’S FARTHEST BEGINNINGS ARE VALUED. THEN THE OVERHAUL, JUST BECAUSE ONE IS RUNNING MEANS LITTLE. SERVICE AND OVERHAUL ARE IMPORTANT.

 

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I COULD HAVE SOLD THIS RARE BEAUTY AS IT WAS. BUT SPENT 90.00 PLUS TO REPLACE PARTS THAT WOULD HAVE LASTED A YEAR. BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE RIGHT…

 

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THE ART OF THIS STUNNING BULOVA IS ITS SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN.

 


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I WAS AT THE VA LAST MONTH. HAD 4 APPOINTMENTS. WHEN YOU GO TO THE VA YOU REALIZE HOW MANY MEN AND WOMAN SERVED. YOU SEE MANY VETS LIKE MYSELF BUT HURTING NOT IN BODY BUT IN MIND. IT MAKES ME PROUD — NOT TO HAVE SERVED, BUT TO FIND TIME PIECES LIKE THIS ONE WAITING TO REJOIN THE WORLD AND OFFER YOU WHAT IT OFFERED IT’S ORIGINAL OWNER.

 

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NG NOT IN BODY BUT IN MIND. IT MAKES ME PROUD — NOT TO HAVE SERVED, BUT TO FIND TIME PIECES LIKE THIS

 

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THIS WATCH IS A W.W.II FIND. I SEARCHED RECORDS ON THE US GOV SITE. I EVEN USED MY VA CARD TO TRY AND DISCOVER WHO THIS PRIVATE WAS. WITH AIRBORNE AND 101ST HE HAD TO HAVE ADVANCED IN RANK.

 

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SO THE NAME ENGRAVED DOE NOT DATE THIS WATCH. THE WATCH DATES THE NAME.

 

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HAS
101ST
AIRBORNE

 

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NEW CASE SEAL

 

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NOTICE SEAL BEHIND CRYSTAL
ONLY THE MILITARY VERSIONS
HAD THESE SEALS

 

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10 AKCSH
MILITARY MOVEMENT
C = CENTER
S = SECONDS
H = HACKING

THOUGH THERE WAS THE SWEEP
SECOND CIVY MODEL
TO HAVE THE WATCH STOP WHEN CROWN IS PULLED
[HACKING}
THEY HAD TO USE THE DESIGN ABOVE
(Codes 1942, 1945)
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THE 10 AKCSH-R
THE R MEANT THE
WATCH HAD A RADIUM DIAL
(Codes 1943, 1945)
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Bulova 10AKC

BUILT IN SWEEP SECONDS


1945: (Codes 1943, 1945),


Bulova Watch Co, U.S.A., 17 Jewels


CIVILIAN MODEL
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Bulova 10AK


sub second

1945: (Codes 1943, 1945),

Bulova Watch Co, U.S.A., 17 Jewels


CIVILIAN MODEL


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10BNCH

 

NOTE BULOVA WOULD USE
THIS DESIGN FOR THE KOREAN
WAR AND THE NUMBER WAS 10BNCH

 

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CONDITION
-ORIGINAL CONDITION

WATCH WINDS, SETS & KEEPS TIME

 

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