bulova us military forces

bulova us military forces
us army ground forces

ANNEE : 1943

Brand Bulova
Model Ord dept watch military
Version us army ground forces
Manufacturer reference bc-10
YEAR 1943
Type of movement Mechanical movement with manual winding
Case material Steel
Strap material Fabric
Content delivered Travel case
Certificate Certificate of Authenticity
Mostra reference MS0422351


New / Used Pre-owned watch
Manufacturer's caliber reference Bulova calibre 10BM 15jewels
Case size (mm) 31
Lug (mm) 18
Type of glass Mineral glass
Dial Luminescent white small seconds
Buckle Barb
Strap Type New US Army strap
Min. strap length (cm) 12
Max. strap length (cm) 22
Strap color Green
Specificities Dust-proof, 18,000 vib/h, hack-watch 42-hour power reserve.

Bulova cal-10 watch, the American military watch of the second world war, the firm Bulova, in the same way as Waltham, hamilton or Elgin was asked by the American war department to produce before and during the world war type watches Cal-10 Ord Dept for the US and allied armed forces. Some of these models were sent to the European armies stationed in England. Others were sent before the start of the war by the war relief funds to the USSR (see the article on Stalin's watches in the press kit) and to the forces Chinese versus Japanese.

This 1943 model was produced during World War II and is available in our shop in Aix en Provence: it is the model referenced in calls for tenders from the American state department COM the Cal 10 "Ordnance Department" reference. These watches (also famous on the screen in many productions like 'Fury' with Brad Pitt or the Steven Spielberg movie 'Saving Private Ryan') were intended for the ground forces and were available with generally white dials and with counters to small independent seconds at the bottom of the dial.

These watches, which were engaged on all fronts, had to withstand both the temperate climate of the European front and the harsh conditions of the Pacific Ocean's islands, mainly by withstanding the humidity of the monsoon and the sea. The solution chosen will be a watch robust and precise equipped with a synchronized manual winding calibre hack-type shockproof watch (to facilitate maintenance in the field), with a small permanent second (to check at any time that the watch has not stopped) and a large crown to be wound if necessary with gloves, a dial that can be read in any condition with luminescent hands (for use at night or in dim light)

  • Vintage US military watch with manual winding
  • Plexiglas glass, GM winding crown
  • White dial with black inscriptions
  • Numerals in luminescent circled indexes
  • Luminescent ORD Dept type steel hour hands
  • small seconds counter at six o'clock.
  • Quick-change date window.
  • Bulova movement caliber cc-10 with 15 jewels.
  • Power reserve of 32 hours, 18,000 vph.
  • Dial‚ case and movement signed.
  • Original us type vintage bracelet.
  • Case with screwed bottom waterproof dust-proof
  • Sold with box and certificate of authenticity.
  • Watch certificate on request.

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