I thought it about time we started a forum where we can post pictures of myBulova.com 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 myBulova.com these members were total strangers and it's a wonderful feeling to know that this site has made some lasting friendships...no marriages yet (plenty of divorces maybe..joking) but it's only a matter of time before His Excellency meets and marrys Her Excellency.
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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.
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.
I'm looking to fit new hands to my Bulova His Excellency KK ideally in the 'fountain pen nib' style shown in the attached photo.
I would like to know if the standard hand parts (10BCC) pictured would be compatible with my model and if not where I can find ones that are.
Cheers - this is a great website!
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?
How do I find a crystal number for a watch without a case number?In this case a 1967 Aerojet.
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?
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.
Why is there a long string of Military Issue "10AK" watches all in a row showing up on the "New/Updated Watches" list? I've never seen that before?
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