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    Sometimes you get your hopes up. Sometimes you are left disappointed.

    I just heard a nice radio ad for the above-mentioned watch. The ad went into detail how the Bulova watch was used in WWII and had a "special hack mechanism" to stop the watch for accurate synchronization. Then it said Bulova was reintroducing this watch in a limited edition.

    I fear that it's quartz, based mostly on the MSRP of $150. But I didn't explicitly see it say the movement was quartz anywhere.

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  • #2
    Read the book....

    Ghost Soldiers, by Hampton Sides. It's a really good read about the truly miraculous liberation of the POW's who'd survived Bataan. Then see the movie. Then get the watch, it looks great, even if it is quartz.
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    • #3
      Here's one of the originals................

      I wore it for many years back in the 60's. I found it in the locker room at a pool where I was a lifeguard. At the end of the season, it was still there, and I claimed it. Found it in a box of old stuff when we moved.

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      • #4
        I had forgotten that story...

        ... wonderful watch, Hank!

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        • #5
          Re: Here's one of the originals................

          Cool watch. What is the movement?
          Todd

          "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            I don't know...........

            off the top of my head. Here's the back (I don't have the correct tool to remove it).

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            • #7
              Re: The Bulova Commemorative Hack Watch ...

              Originally posted by Chris Meisenzahl
              I just heard a nice radio ad for the above-mentioned watch...
              You heard a readio ad for a watch? This sounds promising. I haven't heard radio ads for anything very interesting in years... car dealerships, roofing companies, supermarkets, all the good stuff.
              DavidM1

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              • #8
                Re: Here's one of the originals................

                Originally posted by Hank H
                I wore it for many years back in the 60's. I found it in the locker room at a pool where I was a lifeguard. At the end of the season, it was still there, and I claimed it. Found it in a box of old stuff when we moved.
                Wow, that's really something!
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                • #9
                  It could be an automatic like

                  the $150.00 Benrus D-Day commemorative edition is that I picked up.

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                  • #10
                    Re: It could be an automatic like

                    Originally posted by Jim M
                    the $150.00 Benrus D-Day commemorative edition is that I picked up.
                    Nice, I had my eye on that one too.
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                    • #11
                      Unfortunately, it IS quartz

                      Originally posted by Chris Meisenzahl
                      Sometimes you get your hopes up. Sometimes you are left disappointed.

                      I just heard a nice radio ad for the above-mentioned watch. The ad went into detail how the Bulova watch was used in WWII and had a "special hack mechanism" to stop the watch for accurate synchronization. Then it said Bulova was reintroducing this watch in a limited edition.

                      I fear that it's quartz, based mostly on the MSRP of $150. But I didn't explicitly see it say the movement was quartz anywhere.

                      Hello,

                      Came upon this two weeks ago on some site. Further research indicated it was quartz. Nothing wrong with that, but for that price, you can get the Benrus already mentioned.

                      heb

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