nice site, i think that is why the bulovas have increased on ebay

Just wanted to say i have been collecting bulovas since 2003 seriously but all of my life in reality.  I have noticed that the bulova"s seemed to be going for more on e-bay during the last year, and could not figure this out.  Well once i found this site and all the wonderful information that you folks have put together i now know why.  This is the most informative site on watch collecting i have ever seen and i just wanted to say thank you.  Once i figure out how to post pictures here i will try to add some of my watches and add to the site and not just take away from it.

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DarHin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 11:12am

The ability to post pics is a test of one's true commitment to Bulova watches. If one doesn't have the determination to figure that out then they are not worthy.

 

 

plainsmen
Posted March 2, 2012 - 12:26pm

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Haha! Do not taunt the picture server... you wouldn't like Him when he's angry!

Jim Townsend
Posted March 2, 2012 - 1:34pm

Now now now play nice the new people are tomorrows experts. Lighten up fellas. No need to be RUDE Darhin. Did not we just have a huge  foum on the rudness of senior members. Stephen was right after all go figure.

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DarHin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 1:45pm

I sincerely apologize to the picture server.

Jim Townsend
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:27pm

But not to the man you offended ?:(

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DarHin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:34pm

Just whom did I offend? I think you should reread my original post.

FYI

tongue-in-cheek (t ng n-ch k ). adj. Meant or expressed ironically or facetiously.

 

JP
Posted March 2, 2012 - 1:37pm

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SO now I know who to blame for the prices being so high and getting snipped on so many watches Hmmmmmm. How goes it fellas??

Boy I lost another one I really wanted this morning but I guess another will come along.

Good Day

JP

el tel
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:00pm

On the subject of the price of vintage Bulova watches , here in the UK prices have more than doubled in the last 12 months , possibly people are seeing it as another investment avenue.  This site does give you the opportunity to assess a watch on ebay before you commit yourself to a purchase. One of the main reasons I started collecting Bulova's was this web site.

terry

Jim Townsend
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:35pm

I too have noticed that the price has gone up as to say a year ago when i was buying Bulovas at flea markets and estate sales for 5 and 10 dollars. Latley though even these places have been informed by ebay i am guessing. But what these people dont understand is that a watch that is pristine will command the higher dollar, and someone who has the same watch that isnt near the quality is asking the same price because they seen it on Ebay.

I cant tell you how many times i hear it sold or is going for so much on Ebay. Maybe Ebay ruined it for the guy who use to be able to pick up a nice watch for a few bucks. But there are still deals to be had out there. That is the thrill of the hunt folks Happy hunting.

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DarHin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:39pm

I apologize to Sutclifferx for the turn his thread has taken. I hope you took my first post in the way that it was intended.

Welcome to the board.

Darren

Jim Townsend
Posted March 2, 2012 - 2:49pm

:-) Love thy brother and thy sister, Hell i even Love ole Fifth he is a wealth of knowledge just a little rough around the edges on new guys and gals :-)

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William Smith
Posted March 2, 2012 - 4:23pm

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I've seen an increased interest in Bulova watches, but I would not consider most Bulova watches a sound investment.  They are collector-grade watches, if you will, and as interest by collectors increases, it's a supply and demand thing.  I guess gold watches do have a potential for investment, however I surly hope an old gold watch is valued for it's horological value more then it's melt value.  This site has certainly spurred informed interest in collecting Bulova watches, and that's a good thing.  I think the "sock drawer" effect also comes into play to a degree.  eBay closing values higher of late, yes, but go to an NAWCC mart and you'll find things are pretty "steady" as there tends to be less impulse buying, and more trading/bartering.   When there is such an easy "world market" like eBay, we see more purchases by those willing to pay more for one particular Bulova, or series of Bulova then I see at other "localized" venues.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 2, 2012 - 8:29pm

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For far too long were vintage Bulova's thought to be second rate watches. I hope the what we have achieved here on this site has changed that perspective.

OldTicker
Posted March 2, 2012 - 8:41pm

Yes Admin. I sure think it has, thanks to you and the other 2300+ & growing daily members of this site.

It must feel good to know that your dream is gaining ground and others are taking notice...the future of this site is just beginning...hang in there!

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William Smith
Posted March 2, 2012 - 9:31pm

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I too have always thought Bulova watches were first rate quality.  And now with so many collectors learning what a great value they are, prices are starting to reflect that quality!  Look at all the great Bulova styles and models, all the history that we are now learning about, and how many Bulova watches have survived 70, 80, or 90 years and served three generations of owners and are still ticking!  That type of quality in scarce in todays production, for almost any price.  For my collection, I'll take a Bulova over a Patek any day...and when I end up with one of those "investment grade" watches, I just sell it and get several Bulova anyway!    Bulova is starting to get the status I and others here have felt it always deserved!!!   Thanks in a big part to this site!

mybulova_admin
Posted March 3, 2012 - 12:43am

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Oh and a BIG thank you to Mr Will Smith for sticking with me and the site pretty much from the first day I started it.

Cheers Will!!

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Bob Bruno
Posted March 2, 2012 - 11:02pm

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When I first started collecting a fellow explained to me that Bulova's didn't get the big bucks because they mass produced so many of them. For my money you just can't beat their design and style. As for quality well my oldest bully is 85 years old and still running strong.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 3, 2012 - 12:41am

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That's a really good point Bob, the mass production aspect has basically assured the survival and love of these watches. Spare parts are relatively easy to come by which all more and more people to actually enjoy a working model.

I wear nothing else other than a vintage Bulova everyday and I feel proud and special in doing so.