The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 9th June 2020

Sold for £220

Estimate: £100 - £150

British/American military: An Type A-11 US wristwatch, by Bulova, 1943, overstamped with British RAF issue marks, the unsigned black dial with white Arabic numerals and outer seconds track with luminous spots to 5 seconds and numbers at 10 seconds, and red centre sweep seconds hand, the 16 jewel movement signed ‘Bulova Watch Co. USA, 10AK’, under snap on dust cover within steel case, the screw down case back bearing US military issue details ‘Type A-11, Spec No. 94-27834, Serial No. AF43 138892, Part No. 10AKSH, Order No. W535AC-33934, Bulova Watch Co’, overstamped with British military issue broad arrow pheon and number ‘6B/234 A9613’, on a two piece olive canvas strap, dial diameter 26.5mm. £100-£150


Despite being an American production standard, produced by American companies, the A-11 also saw service with the RAF (Royal Air Force) under the 6B/234 designation, the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force), and the Soviet Air Force.