Bulova 1959 President "A"

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10k rolled gold plate, date code L9, unable to take photo of interior but movement says 11AF.

There is a small indent in between the lugs to open the case, the bezel & crystal snaps off leaving the face/movement in the case. The movement can then be lifted off without having to 'snap' apart the crown stem.

I believe it is a 1959 Bulova President, can anyone confirm this?

Also, does anyone have a service manual for this model?

I really appreciate your help!

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 11:26am

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Bobbee, you gotta be kidding, sandpaper and brasso? The case should be buffed on a buffing wheel using a soft metal buffing compound.

Posted April 24, 2013 - 8:45am

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Nice... Pres A


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 11:39am

I am talking about the crystal, Shawn!
OT said Brasso, OP said he would try it.
Only just noticed his question about case polishing,Whoops!
I swear by Cape Cod cloths for gold and plate, cheap and they last forever.

Posted April 24, 2013 - 12:05pm

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Whew, I thought you were having a watchiemer's moment.  And Yes, the Cape Cod polishing clothes work great, I have 2 of these the oldest is 7 years old and still does a great job in a quick fashion.

As to the crystal, I use the "NOVUS" 3 step system of polishing compounds when I can't find a NOS replacement.

Dan W
Posted April 24, 2013 - 8:51pm

Thanks for your help on the id everyone and for the tips!