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Bulova 1978 Quartz Digital

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Good morning,
I would like to know the model of this bulova to buy glass

Thanks for every information


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1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
Panel Member
Posted March 4, 2019 - 6:03am

for these watches we have the name Quartz Digital, another similar watch in the database

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Kathy L.
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Posted March 4, 2019 - 12:18pm

I looked through the ads and I am not finding that they named these at this time.  They just call them Quartz Digitals as jabs said.  This is the closest to a match I could find.

1978 Bulova Quartz Digital

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Reverend Rob
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Posted March 4, 2019 - 1:32pm

A crystal for this watch might have to be custom cut. A qualified watchmaker can do this for you, there are lists of watchmakers by location on the NAWCC website.

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Posted March 4, 2019 - 5:35pm

I would think the number inside the caseback "N151" is the case style designator. Unfortunately, that will be of little help if nobody ever deemed it profitable to reproduce the crystal. As Rob stated, your best bet is a custom cut crystal.

If you are patient, you may be able to find a non-working identical watch on ebay (cheap) that has a good crystal and either swap the crystal or swap movements. Just make sure it's identical, noting button placement, movement ID number and case dimensions.

1978 Bulova Quartz Digital

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Posted March 4, 2019 - 5:43pm

Crystal for this LCD Quartz, based on the case number, is N151 MW/SL. The crystal will also use a plastic sleeve to fit the case

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Posted March 4, 2019 - 5:59pm

Wow, well done Ken!

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Posted March 10, 2019 - 3:30am

Michele, can you confirm the N8 date code on the back of the case?

Michele Pignataro
Posted March 20, 2019 - 7:06am
Good morning to all,
no the case is N151. Thanks to Andersok for the information I will try online.
I made a watchmaker in Padova the glass and it came very well.
Thank you all for the information and I would like, however, to have an original glass to keep. regards