Bulova 23 Jewel Automatic

this watch is antimagnetic,antishock,and waterproof. Has no date code on case. Has rebuilt on dial. Cannot find any info about rebuilt. can't get the back off to see if movement is dated.

Posted June 21, 2013 - 7:09pm

Need to see some pics to begin ID process.

Posted June 21, 2013 - 9:18pm

I'm sorry I have no way to send pics. Am really interested in what rebuilt means. I've never seen that on a Bulova before. The watch is a basic round case. On the dial it says (reading top to bottom) Bulova   23 Jewels  Rebuilt  Automatic  Waterproof  Anti-Shock  Antimagnetic.  On the back it says All Stainless Steel  Antimagnetic  Shock Protected  Automatic  100% Waterproof Tested  and has a diamond with TK in it. There is no date code on the back. So far have not been able to remove the back to check the movement .

Geoff Baker
Posted June 22, 2013 - 5:53am

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I suspect this is a watch that was assembled using a non Bulova case and dial. "Rebuilt" meaning that someone took a working Bulova movement from a broken or badly worn watch case, put a non Bulova dial ( Bulova probably wouldn't have put the word 'rebuilt' on it ) and then slipped it into a non Bulova case. We often see watches that have the "Bulova Movement" on the dial that are the same thing. The diamond TK is likely the case manufacturers mark, making it a non Bulova case. Normally we would not consider these to be Bulova watches but only watches with Bulova movements. On the other hand, short of removing the caseback I guess we really can't even be certain it has a Bulova movement.

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 8:13am

The replacement Watch Case comes with a new Stem, Crown, Crystal and Dial.

caveat emptor

Posted June 22, 2013 - 1:06pm

Yep, I bought one of those and my 10BP fits it just as their ad says but not a bulova case. Too bad because the watch looks great. I have a correct dial but it will still be a non bulova watch due to the case .

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alien Ant
Posted June 22, 2013 - 5:22pm

some adverts with rebuilts in these ads at the bottom of the page.