Help needed with watch crystal.

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Dear Bulova friends

I have this watch and need a new watch crystal. I don't know the model

because it hasn't any numbers on the case. maybe somebody recognize it.

I think its from about 1949/50

 

Kind regards

airborne

 

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airborne
Posted May 29, 2013 - 7:48am

Better picture

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 29, 2013 - 9:24am

The Case is 'HIS EXCELLENCY' "UU"

G-S CMC 325

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airborne
Posted May 29, 2013 - 9:36am

Thank you. But when I look at his Excellency uu it says g-s mx324-13 ?

mybulova_admin
Posted May 29, 2013 - 10:01am

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Your best to measure the bezel insert and post the values here. That would probably help with identifying the correct crystal.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 29, 2013 - 10:38am

21.6 x 17.5

 

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airborne
Posted May 29, 2013 - 12:58pm

Thank you sir.

The problem is now were can i find this G-S CMC325 watch crystal ??

 

All help appreciated.

 

Kind regards 

 

JP
Posted May 29, 2013 - 1:32pm

Panel Member

I will look through my crystals and see if I have one. I will PM you when I have finished.

JP

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airborne
Posted May 29, 2013 - 2:10pm

I have measured the crystal size is 21.6 * 17.5.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Airborne

JP
Posted May 29, 2013 - 2:10pm

Panel Member

Airborne, I have a GS MX 324-13 crystal if you want it. PM me for price and shipping instructions.

JP

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airborne
Posted May 29, 2013 - 2:43pm

If any one have the watch crystal G-S CMC325.

And would like to sell one i would be very glad.

 

Kind regards

Airborne

OldTicker
Posted May 29, 2013 - 9:26pm

Actually, the case looks like it is a Duro or Sutton case...No sub-seconds dial, probably a 6 series movement...Something screams Frankenbully to me on this one, so don't buy that crystal just yet.

Is the case stamped Bulova?

veritas123
Posted May 29, 2013 - 9:41pm

The  GS  MX 324-13 is for the Rite Angle model  and the CMC 325 is all wrong for the shape of the case regardless of what movement and dial are in it. 

Going by measurements alone  look at GS CMX 326-34 , 35 , 35F, 35G or 36

JP
Posted May 30, 2013 - 1:40am

Panel Member

If the measurements you gave me are correct, the MX 324-13 is correct.

veritas123
Posted May 30, 2013 - 6:39am

Well , it would be " close enough for city work" if you didn't account for the curve of the case . The MX 324-13 curves in the other direction, ie . top to bottom. The case in question curves from side to side.

GVP
Posted May 30, 2013 - 6:52am

Just t clarify the CMC325 is CUSHION shape not Rectangular.

 The case shown is not a Bulova. It is a Sutton, duro or 1d or similar. I agree fully with old ticker that this is a frankenbully. Have seem a number of these on ebay recently. it is not a UU although made to mimick it.

 

It is likely a  CMX326-35 you need 21.6 x 17.6....maybe

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 30, 2013 - 6:54am

The shelf of the 'UU' Bezel is flat, the original glass having a gable peak in the center.

 

So the GS catalogue listing is incorrect?

GVP
Posted May 30, 2013 - 6:59am

i'd certainly say your is :) all CMC are cushion.

If this was a UU you are correct about the original crystal I think. Had quite a few of them. But this is not a Bulova case, that i'm almost certain of but only yhe original thread poster can clarify. sutton, 1d or duro I bet

 

Two of my GS catalogues have the cmc325 as fitting Waltham and Elgin only. 

veritas123
Posted May 30, 2013 - 7:11am

Yes, in this case I think the catalog is incorrect.  The shelf , would appear to have a slight curve from side to side and may not be a " case " requirement as much as an appearance one.  Flat top is what one manufacturer shows. Single gable most others. 

mybulova_admin
Posted May 30, 2013 - 8:22am

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So Airborne, can you confirm if the case is indeed a Bulova as this would certainly help with identifiying the most suitable crystal.

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airborne
Posted May 30, 2013 - 11:19am

The back off the case is stainless steel.
I have compared the case with the His Excellency UU 1949.
And they seems to be identical.

GVP
Posted May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm

Definately not a Bulova. All after market cases i have seen like this have stainless. The UU has GF without fail. What does the inside say and what movement is this?

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airborne
Posted May 30, 2013 - 1:29pm

OldTicker
Posted May 30, 2013 - 6:27pm

No doubt that it is a aftermarket case if it has a stainless back, as Gary said, all His Excellencys had Gold Filled bezels & backs.

From all of the the Duro, ID, Sutton & other aftremarket look alike cases that I have or have come across, most of the glass is flat with no curvature to the bezel/crystal groove, and usually I end up making one to fit because very few are listed in the crystal catalogs.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted June 1, 2013 - 6:34am

Yep, the 'UU' will have a Gold Caseback.

 

got the Case and the glass wrong, talk about having a bad day.

(* cue the hecklers)