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Crystal fell out of 54' squadron, how to reinstall?

Submitted by alwayscode390 on November 26, 2023 - 4:16pm
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I was cleaning my 1954 Squadron and the crystal fell out.  I'm not really feeling glue on the edges, and it doesn't seem like it has a beveled edge to just press it back in.

Figured I'd ask before I end of cracking this thing.  What's it going to take to get it reinstalled... glue... a press ... or just press it back in carefully?  



Late 20's / Early 30s watches , why do some say 14k and some dont on the inside backs? ---

Submitted by alwayscode390 on November 26, 2023 - 1:24pm
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Recently Ive been searching for a late 20's / early 30's engraved Bulova to add to my collection.  

Ive noticed that some will say 14k on the inside backs, and some will not.  

Are they all gold fill, even without the stamp?


Vintage men’s square Bulova watch

Submitted by Peter LeBlanc on August 26, 2023 - 7:10pm
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Good afternoon! 
I have my fathers Bulova square self winding 23 jewel gold coloured watch. Several years ago there was a post from an individual who had the identical watch. He was looking for the history but it was proving difficult. I’m looking to connect with this person. It was thought the watch was manufactured around 1957 and that there were four pins that held it together. 
if he is on this site my email is

Need help identifying a case

Submitted by dcflipper on July 25, 2023 - 4:09pm
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I thought this might be a NUGENT, but I haven't been able to find an exact match. Can anyone help, please? The case number is 7356883. B-10K Rolled Gold Plate.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.




1959 American clipper crystal

Submitted by Ghalacsy on July 21, 2023 - 9:30am
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Hi all, 


I'm new here and I recently acquired a L9 American clipper mens watch. I am new to the watch repair game, still very much a noob. I am looking for a replacement crystal for the watch as the old one is cracked. I have been searching for a replacement with no luck. Can anybody point me in the right direction on where to find one? I did get the old crystal out and measured it. It is 26.5mm round. Thanks for any help