Men’s 1943 Bulova WWII Ordnance Watch

Men’s 1943 Bulova WWII Ordnance Watch

Item: W2372

Watch's origin: American

Number of jewels: 15

Manufacturer: Bulova

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 16mm

Dimension: 31mm by 40mm

Composition: Base-Metal

Other Attributes:   Military

Price: $1,250.00

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In 1875, Joseph Bulova set off on the bold experiment of a wholesale jewelry business. It was not until the ‘20s, realizing the potential of the newly popularized “wristlet,” that he began to use his jewelry expertise to make wristwatches. His factories in Switzerland would go on to produce millions of movements for watches, then ship them to the states where each watch would be hand-assembled and tested. One can look at the early Bulova timepieces and see the clear influence of Joseph Bulova the jeweler and craftsman.

We take great pride in offering fine examples of unusual timepieces and each watch we offer occupies a special place with us. Some, however, are particularly fascinating.

We at Strickland Vintage Watches take immense pride in offering works of military horological art and history whenever we can. They are important artifacts, produced by gifted engineers and worn by heroes. We’re humbled to hold, preserve and place them on the wrists and in the collections of those who recognize their significance.

This WWII era Bulova with factory black dial and excellent ordnance-marked screw-back case has to be one of the finest-looking military timepieces I’ve seen. That, good patron, is from the heart.

Everything about this timepiece is alluring: the original black dial with outer minutes track, sub-seconds register and luminous Arabic numerals, the crisp military case with original crown. Even the professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated 15 ruby jewel Bulova 10AK movement is an outstanding piece of machinery.

But the true distinction of military timepieces rests not with their precision, but with their owners. There is no way any of us can understand the honor, strength and dignity of the men and women who wore them.