Watch Repair

Looking for a good reliable watch  repair person. Have a 14k ladies 1924 watch that needs repair. Has a 6 AF Movement 17 jewel.

camu
Posted March 22, 2017 - 12:25pm

REPLACEMENT CRYSTAL >>>>  ?????  .... I need a ..... 702AWD .... anyone have a crystal ?????

cnok
Posted May 13, 2017 - 6:21pm

I would like to have this watch serviced.  Mail order is preferred.  Bulova curved

"Chief"  10ae movement.  Thanks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192135177940?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

mezzodiva54
Posted June 19, 2017 - 4:18pm

Hi, long-time lurker, first-time poster -- could someone point me in the direction of a good watch repair shop in Boston?  There are plenty of places that can change a battery or remove a link, but know nothing about mechanical watches. Of the places that DO know mechanicals, some will charge you $350 to do a cleaning, if they think they can get away with it.  Just someone reputable and fair, that's all I'm looking for (I cannot afford to go back to the $350 guy!).  I have a '39 Bulova Calhoun, which had been running beautifully until yesterday, but suddenly is losing 10 minutes a day.  I promise I do not shower, sleep, or do yardwork with it on!  Thanks in advance for your help!

Geoff Baker
Posted June 20, 2017 - 4:21am

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fpwind
Posted June 27, 2017 - 9:04pm

My father just passed down his first major watch purchase to me.  It is an Accutron Astronaut and he purchased it at the Cholon PX in Saigon back in 1966.  He sent it back to Bulova for a complete overhaul in the late 80's.  He did mention that they kept it for almost a year and when it came back the hands were different.  I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for a trusted watchmaker to give the watch a good cleaning and perform any needed adjustments or repairs.  I’m in Alabama, but I’m willing to ship the watch within the CONUS.

Thank you in advance,

Fred

 

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Susan
Posted October 28, 2017 - 12:58am

I just saw your post. I have the 1964 version of this watch. It was also my dad's, and I believe he purchased his at Itazuke AB, Japan. It looks the same except for the hands. I want to post a photo of it, but I can't seem to resize it to fit...

I, too, am looking to get mine "up to speed." If you have good luck with your repairman, please let me know - I am looking for someone, too!

Susan

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Posted June 28, 2017 - 5:11am

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Antonis
Posted October 5, 2017 - 2:47am

Hello to all the members of the group. I am a recent Bulova enthusiast with recently added pieces a Bulova Aerojet from mid-60's and Bulova Snorkel 666 also from the same period (if I am not wrong). I absolutely love both of them and I am going to post them as well.

Snorkel needs some repairs and a replacement or restored bezel. I saw an ad in this website by Time & Again watchmaker who apparently specialises in Bulova repairs/restorations.

Has anybody worked with this gentleman in the past? Would you recommend him?

Many thanks in advance.

Antonis

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Susan
Posted October 28, 2017 - 12:53am

Hello. I am new to the forum.

I have my dad's 1964 Accutron Astronaut watch. He was the original owner. Overall, it is in good condition for its age (I think). It has minor scuffing on the crystal and the luminous hands are showing age. I have not put a new battery in it because I didn't want to do anything to jeopardize it. I assume it will run. 

I would like to give it to my son as a gift.

I am looking for someone who can repair (if needed) and get it up to like-new condition.

Who do you recommend?

Although I currently live in South Africa, I can send/receive it from Colorado.

Thanks for your advice!

Susan

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Posted October 28, 2017 - 1:20am

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Susan
Posted November 6, 2017 - 4:04am

Thank you for responding, but can you tell me where these people are located? It is an au (Australian) website address, but I also see Thailand on there. As I mentioned, I am looking for someone U.S.-based as I can ship it from Denver. Any suggestions? Someone suggested Timemachines Mike. Anyone else?

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 28, 2017 - 3:22pm

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Stephen, for some reason the link drops the colon and doesn't work, even though I can see the colon in your link. A redirect shows up with the colon:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/acc.htm

mybulova_admin
Posted October 30, 2017 - 7:44pm

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Thanks Rob, looks like the link wasn't formatted properly. Thanks for checking and fixing.

vazquez
Posted November 4, 2017 - 12:42pm

Hello All,

First time posting, and seeking help.  I have received a Bulova Sea King/1967 (M7) which belonged to my dad.  It's a very special watch for me and I'm trying to have it repaired, and if possible restored.  It runs slow, and the crystal needs to be replaced. Can someone recommend a place that can repair/restore vintage Bulovas in either Denver, San Francisco, or Los Angeles?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Mando

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Posted November 5, 2017 - 6:33am

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