Bulova A17A U.S. Military-Issued Navigational Model circa 1958


Brand: Bulova

Model: A17A United States Military-Issued Navigational Model; manufactured in the United States of America in accordance with military specification MIL-W-6433A; L8 date code = 1958

Case: Solid stainless steel "passivated" case (non-reflective) with screw-down back is approximately 32mm excluding the original oversized winding crown; manufactured by Star Watch Case Co. (U.S.A.)

Strap: Vintage period-correct 16mm OD green (Olive Drab) canvas pass-thru strap with stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Bulova cal. 10BNCH Mil. Spec. manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with hacking seconds function and original dust cover; manufactured in the U.S.A. in accordance with military specifications; L8 date code = 1958

Features: Attractive original matte black dial with fantastic "pumpkin" patina to the luminous elements; original white handset with matching luminous material; Mil. Spec. movement with hacking seconds (stop-seconds) function when the crown is pulled out for precise time synchronization; "passivated" stainless steel case (non-reflective and designed for military use); U.S. military-issued navigational model

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only light signs of wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel "passivated" case appears to be completely unpolished with all of the original finishes in tact; stunning original matte black dial with incredible even patina to the luminous elements; original white handset with all luminous material present and in tact and matching; crisp caseback with all military engravings clearly visible; a few minor superficial scratches on the domed acrylic crystal

Other: There is a lot to love about this watch, especially if you have a deep appreciation for military history like we do. Justin's grandfather served proudly in World War II, so this one really speaks to him personally - What a fantastic conversation piece! Designed in accordance with military specification MIL-W-6433A, it's the best example that we've ever had the privilege of offering. And it should come as no surprise that it looks best under the cuff of a green military jacket.

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