so I bought a Bulova on ebay with a lovely dial and a 10ax 17 jewel movement looks like the 1940 date code on it. The back is a Veri-thin 2 piece screw back and I believe thats made by Gruen so realised it wasnt 100% original and didn't look that closely at the case but on arrival the case looks very strange and I'm pretty sure it's plastic. so my stupid question is - is it remotely possible the case is right? I'm guessing it's a definite no but as I know nothing thought I'd ask. I'm pretty sure I can tell the difference between plastic and metal but if someone recognises the watch and can tell me I'm an idiot that would work for me. I believe the movements were made in the US at the time due to WW2 and the war is the only reason I'm even entertaining the idea of a plastic case being "right". Still love the dial though - anyone know the model and is it right for the movement? it says waterprotected which may help date it. Final question I know crown are often replaced over time but did Bulova use signed crowns during the war years?
thanks in advance