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Hello !

the dealer assured me that all is original, but. I have doubts, the paint is too even ( no patina, no flaking) and there is no lume either. But perhaps i am wrong, i hope i am since i paid dearly for the watch.
opinions pls !
 

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The dial looks good, not uncommon to have a nice bulova Dial from that era. If it has all the back marking then I'd say it's legit. The lume on those wouldn't glow anymore.
 

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It should be a MIL-W-3818 and can have an A or B added, Mine is an A and therefor made prior to 1962, they can be dated by the movement but I have not opened mine. I was given the watch by a friend who retired as a full bird Col after flying in Korea VN and Cold War. He did not remember exactly when he had been issued this watch. It still runs BTW and hacks. Here is an article with a ton of info; MIL-W-3818A: WATCHES, WRIST (ALL GRADES), INCL. HAMILTON & ELGIN GRADE II
to date it by the movement take a look at this article;
pete's mil-w-3818a.jpg
 
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