Bulova 17J grade 10AX wrist watch, case #0423430, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel bridge layout movement with bold red ruby jewels, asterisk (*) marked movement, champagne-toned metal dial with raised fancy gold Arabic-style numbers, a black minute marker outer track and a black marked subsidiary seconds register, dial has a number of small specks of discoloration but no heavy scratches or damage, fancy gold steel whip-style hands, lovely yellow gold filled (YGF) & stainless steel (SS) square case with narrow side bezels engraved with floral designs and supporting a lightly domed glass crystal, smooth polish top & bottom bezels have a stepped-down design to meet with the slender tapering extended lugs which are engraved along the top with designs matching the side bezels, case is showing normal even wear overall with hardly any smoothing to the engraving however there is a small bit of brass just starting to show on a few of the lugs and the crown, along with a notable scratch on the crystal, measures approx. 25mm wide x 35mm lug to lug x 8mm thick (crystal included), matching fancy art-deco motif YGF bracelet-style band with open cut-out sections between wide engraved bands, YGF smooth polish clasp with stepped side details has an expansion feature to allow the watch to have a wearable total length between 7" and 7 3/4", band is showing normal even wear overall with a few spots of brass on some of the wide bands and some scuffs on the buckle. A very handsome, high quality vintage watch from the 1940s in excellent overall condition!
- Year Made: 1941
- Company: Bulova
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: 10AX
- Serial #: (case) #0423430
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bridge layout
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: champagne
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow, Stainless Steel
Case Width, without crown:
25mm (0.98 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: metal bracelet
- Crystal Material: glass
- Misc. Info: fancy art-deco style band
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of November 28th, 2022, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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