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Bulova 1955 Bulova 23

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I have a gold-tone men's Bulova.  It is self-winding, 23 jewels, six adjustments.  The face does not have numerals and there is a sort of starburst design over the entire face. Has a second hand.  Stainless steel back, shock resistant, water proof and anti-magnetic.   It has a nice Speidel gold tone stretch band. 

The watch belonged to my mom's cousin and I don't know anything else about it.  It is not running and the repair quote I recently got was for $300.  It's a handsome watch, but I'm thinking that the repair bill is more than it is worth.

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Bob Bruno
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Posted September 21, 2010 - 9:47am

Cindy 300.00 seems high for a mechanical restoration to me. I had a much older watch mechanically restored for 140.00 dollars. It was in a lot worse shape than yours. Take it to a good watch maker  rather than a jewler. Eliminating the middle man may save you some money.


Cyndy Wilson
Posted September 22, 2010 - 9:25pm

Thanks, Bob.  It seemed high to me as well.  I think you are right about eliminating the middle man. 



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Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:12am

several people on here do complete restos, post a new topic and ask for quotes.

Ive not seen those lugs before...shape yes but not recessed like !

Elgin Doug
Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:58am

The lugs make me think 'Batman'.