Bulova 1952 Air King

Submitted by Deafboy on July 21, 2022 - 4:49pm
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21.2 mm dome mineral glass works perfect.
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1952 Bulova Air King  I love the design of these and the Berkshire.   Purchased the watch via an ebay auction. Refurbished the case and movement myself. Dial original. Came with funky band.  Movement shot is during dismantling for service.

Wrist shot - Air King
Wrist shot 2 - Air King
Bezel after
Funky monogramed band came with the watch.
Movement shot is during dismantling for service.
Posted July 21, 2022 - 5:20pm

Man, that is another nice one! Well done! If the crown is original, the groove showing down the center of the ribs means it wasn't worn/wound very much for a 70 year old watch! This one was originally offered on black suede, but I really like the band and would keep it myself. One of my very favorites (I currently have 2)  and a true "bucket list watch" for most serious Bulova collectors!

1952 Air King

Posted July 21, 2022 - 5:33pm

Thanks for the kind words.

I didn't know about the groove on the crown. Is it an aesthetic feature?

Geoff Baker
Posted July 21, 2022 - 10:14pm

In reply to by Deafboy

Not 100% certain why but in this era a crown had that center groove. To Bob's point it can be an indication of how much it was wound/worn.

Kathy L.
Posted July 21, 2022 - 5:45pm

Gorgeous example and great band.

1952 Bulova Air King

Geoff Baker
Posted July 21, 2022 - 10:15pm

1952 Bulova Air King - wonderful watch!