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1950's BULOVA Navigator Military Type A17A (U.S. Armed Forces / Military Issue)

This watch was SOLD on November 27, 2016 (Destination: Euclid, OH, U.S.A.).

 
bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch
Gender: male
Year: 1950 - 1959
Accesories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 25 mm
Dial Height: 25 mm
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: matte stainless steel
Case Width: 32 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: MIL-W-6433A, 21223, DA-36-038-ORD-20328, 8TAA-993000-24
Serial Number on Movement: 10BNCH
Band: nylon
Band Width: 18 mm
Band Length: measures up to 7.5 in
 

This is an authentic 1950s BULOVA Navigator Military Type A17A Manual-Wind Watch.

  • Original BULOVA Watch with NEW band & clasp
  • FEATURES: Big Crown, 12 & 24 Hour Markers, Matte Finish Case
  • STAINLESS STEEL: case, crown, back & clasp
  • NYLON: band (black)
  1. Notes on the HOUR MARKERS: the paint in a few hour markers has somewhat spread out
  2. Notes on the HANDS: luminescent material on hands has dimmed
  3. Notes on the CASE BACK: shows rubbing on the surface
  4. Notes on the MOVEMENT: hack setting no longer works


The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

Issued to the US Armed Forces/Military, the BULOVA Type A17A was a watch designed for navigation.

It features a big crown (oversized by vintage standards), a dial with 12 & 24 hour markers & a matte finish case. It shows minimal signs of age & use but has retained all original manufactured parts.

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

matte stainless steel case

matte black dial or face

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

steel hands

  1. Notes on the HANDS: luminescent material on hands has dimmed

full Arabic numeral 12-hour , 24-hour, & 60-second markers

  1. Notes on the HOUR MARKERS: the paint in a few hour markers has somewhat spread out
bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

painted white BULOVA name logo at 12 o'clock

white clearly-marked grid

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

original BULOVA stainless steel Big Crown in matte finish

original BULOVA acrylic crystal

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

NEW black nylon band

Band Length: measures up to 7.5 in



bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

NEW stainless steel clasp

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

stainless steel case back embossed with details, specifications & serial number:

  • WATCH NAVIG.
  • TYPE A17A
  • SPEC. MIL-W-6433A
  • MFR. BULOVA PART NO. 10BNCH
  • MFR. BULOVA SERIAL NO. 21223
  • ORDER NO.DA-36-038-ORD-20328
  • STOCK NO.8TAA-993000-24
  • U.S. PROPERTY
Notes on the CASE BACK: shows rubbing on the surface
bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

original BULOVA military steel dual case back

bulova navigator military type a17a manual-wind watch

BULOVA multi-jewel manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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