Post WWII Era Official USA Military Issue Bulova 1917-H Caliber 10BM Parkerized Case
Much is said about these strange and tough to find official issue watches marked 1917-H. One thing is for certain it seems, is that they were made after WWII, since the production of the Bulova caliber 10BM did not start until somewhere around 1949. That said, it is widely believed that these are field watches, issued by the Ord. Dept. and many experts assert that they were ordered specifically for the Marine Corps or Navy; however, I have not found any solid evidence of this except more support the issue for the Marine Corps. The dial is a beautiful original light cream color with great patina on the original tritium hands and numerals. The watch is complete with its heavy duty dust cover and is encased in an all stainless steel star co. case. It appears that the watch is presented on its original strap, as found. You can also see that, on the dial, the hands must have sat in the same position for some time, causing a faint darker reflection of them (from the radioactive material) on the dial. This is not uncommon and is noted to have value to determine an original dial. The watchwas recently overhauled and is running and setting well. There is no hack seconds on this model.