art deco watch hands

Submitted by jackteet on March 23, 2023 - 10:34pm
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Hi, apologies if I am posting in the wrong section. I am looking to buy a 1928 Bulova which has what I believe are called cathedral hands. I have looked on ebay and contacted a couple of sellers but without success. I can purchase hands that will fir the movement but I want the original hands from 1928. Esslinger cant help and a google search has been a waste of time. can anyone please reco a seller who might have these hands available. TIA. jack.

PS, I was hopinh to add a pic but I cant see any facilities for that

Is Bulova the only company that would have used the "Waterproof to 666 Feet" mark?

Submitted by NLS on March 17, 2023 - 5:51pm
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I have this orphaned case. The back is marked Waterproof to 666 Feet. Self winding. Antimagnetic. Stainless Steel Case.

The unusual thing is, as can be seen on the photo, is that the case appears to be mono block style. In that the case back does not remove.

The interior of the case back is marked as follows:

11H 9206 11HC

All of the markings seem to be Bulova marks (I assume). 

The case design would suggest it is mid/late 1960s to early 1970s.

Any Ideas ? 


Need Crown for Early WWII Bulova A-11

Submitted by flyer92 on March 17, 2023 - 12:51am
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Greetings all!  New member here, desperately seeking a hard-to-find part.  Along with other A-11 examples from Elgin and Waltham, I have been the proud owner of an early WWII Bulova A-11 with sterling silver case.  Unfortunately, it has a plated crown, which is found on the majority of these watches, but obviously isn't the right one for the limited-production sterling silver case.  Not only is it incorrect, but it stands out like a sore thumb because it is so shiny against the tarnished case.  Just wondering if anyone knows of a source or even has a crown they'd be willing to sell so I can

Information and advice on this vintage Bulova please?

Submitted by mrfusion on March 13, 2023 - 6:17pm
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Hello, I have this gold Bulova that I inherited from my grandfather. I think it's probably from the 1950's (I think 1958 because of the L8 on the caseback), but perhaps someone here knows more about it? I'm assuming it is US made. It runs, but should be serviced, obviously.

I like the design of its lugs and dial, and I'm wondering about what I should do in terms of restoration. I'm not new to watches or vintage watches, but I don't have experience with Bulova.