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When members meet.

Submitted by mybulova_admin on November 17, 2014 - 7:22am
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I thought it about time we started a forum where we can post pictures of members meeting. A few years back I was delighted to hear that a couple of members met to share a beer and a yarn about their Bulova watch addiction, ah I mean collection. Prior to these members were total strangers and it's a wonderful feeling to know that this site has made some lasting marriages yet (plenty of divorces maybe..joking) but it's only a matter of time before His Excellency meets and marrys Her Excellency.


Submitted by plainsmen on December 12, 2011 - 12:53pm
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Several times a week we get inquiries as to how much someones vintage Bulova watch is worth.  Rather than explain this over and over, I thought maybe we'd have one post we could possibly make a sticky for anyone inquiring.

The worth of your vintage Bulova or Accutron watch is very subjective.  There are no hard and fast rules that this one is worth X amount.  They are worth what someone is willing to pay for that specific watch.

Two piece stem

Submitted by Pinout on February 7, 2020 - 12:02pm
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I read in a google search a discussion in this forum regarding how to separate a two piece stem without yanking it out but rather turning the stem backwards with the movement hanging. Worked like a charm. 

Wondering IF there is an equally simple way to rejoin the parts when the time comes. Not sure how to query the archive.


1949 Aeronaut with BLACK dial?

Submitted by DennisBlva on January 16, 2020 - 1:34pm
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I recently saw a 1949 Aeronaut 17J, 8AE with a black dial on ebay. It was listed as Vintage Bulova A9 Men's Wristwatch (view in completed auctions).

I saw three 1949 Aeronauts here on the site, but all three, including any adverts. showed a WHITE dial.  I believe the one on the ebay auction was a newer, black re-dial. 

My question is....did Bulova ever make a BLACK dialed '49 Aeronaut?




Source for Cathedral Hands?

Submitted by tshanno on December 8, 2019 - 11:35am
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Hi, guys.

I don't have a big problem with collecting less than perfect watches but I do seem to be accumulating more than a few where the only big issue is the poor quality cathedral hands.  Many of them have hands like this where the color is missing like this:

Does anyone have a good source for replacements for these?


Tom S.

How to replace a vintage women's band

Submitted by tshanno on November 17, 2019 - 7:34am
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Hi, guys.

I feel like this is a probably dumb question but I can't find anything on it.  There is plenty of informatin about replacing bands on watches with spring bars.  But I'm a little bit at a loss as to how to do it with some of these vintage women's wataches that don't seem to use them.  

For example, I have the watch attached which simply seems to have a bar that appears to be part of the watch.


Automatic mainspring question

Submitted by Avolub on November 6, 2019 - 1:32am
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How is the automatic mainspring build up?
Is the Safety spring just one part (spring slightly smaller then the circumference of the barrel) that alows the mainspring to slip when overwound?

If so is the mainspring then just a normal mainspringspring with a normal (as in hand-wound) bridle?

If've read the Bulova self-winding watch manual but this isn't that clear to me.

Thanks in advance