Watch Repair


<p>If you are looking for someone in your area who can repair your vintage Bulova watch or just looking for advise to help you repair the watch yourself, please ask here.</p>

Expandable band for Bulova Academy Award

Submitted by JermR82 on May 27, 2023 - 1:28pm
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Hello, I have an original band for the  1950 Bulova Academy Award W but it's too small. I located another band and I'd like to add or take away links. Does this band come apart? I'd attach a picture but I'm not sure how.

This is the band on someone else's watch on here but the same as I have

Next steps for a running vintage Bulova

Submitted by DelKimbler on November 4, 2022 - 11:15am
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My Bulova Aqua Queen, 1965 vintage with movement 7BPC has cleaned up well cosmetically. New crystal, and case looking good. I put it on Watch-O-Scope and it is running about 8 sec/day fast, amplitude 334 degrees and beat error 7.8ms. I think this looks pretty good. Is there anything I can/should do for this? Is cleaning and lube asking for trouble?



1959 Sea King gaskets

Submitted by levine98 on October 26, 2022 - 1:29pm
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I've been working on restoring two late 1950s Sea Kings (I think).

One of the things I was not able to accomplish is fitting a fresh gasket to case. This is supposed to be a waterproof watch, but when I first cracked open the case I had to remove the old gaskets because they were deteriorated beyond use. Unfortunately I have not been able to find any NOS gaskets for this watch, and none of the flat gaskets I have in my assortment package from Otto Frei come close to fitting (all too wide plus too small or too large diameter).

Where can I find crystals for my vintage Bulovas

Submitted by wakeman33 on July 8, 2022 - 1:56am
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I'm a very new watch repair hobbiest. I really enjoy taking apart, cleaning, and putting together watches. But I have struggled to find Watch parts and identify watches. I have two Bulova's I really want to get ready to be worn. The last I need for both watches are crystals.

the first watch I believe I have identified as a 1942 Bulova Alexander. This watch has a very oddly shaped crystal and I have attempted to find one on Cousins with no luck. 

Accutron 218Accutron 2182 Date & Day2 Date & Day

Submitted by hippieelmo on April 24, 2022 - 9:44am
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I have a Accutron 2182 Date & Day watch and both the minute and hour hands have stopped moving. Took it to a watch repair person and I was told that there wasn't enough interference between two gears that transmit the movement. I have no idea what this means, any ideas on how I can get the watch working again?



Sending your Vintage Bulova though the mail

Submitted by JEV1A on March 4, 2022 - 8:47am
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As a watch restoration service that relies on half my business outside my area I request timepieces be sent via Flat Rate USPS 2-DAY Priority Mail (USA only). Nevertheless clients wish to use cheaper services such as USPS Standard Rate 1st Class.  IMPORTANT: Priority Mail offers free $50.00 insurance and you can insure for anything you want. I you use flat rate services such as a small box they are scanned at each location and tracking numbers are accurate. The most important thing is getting your Bulova Heirloom Watch to the destination for repairs safely.

Bulova statesman 1946

Submitted by George771 on November 14, 2021 - 9:36am
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Hello, everyone, im new here i have a 1946 statesman ,very good watch, i have one problem though i need to get new dial for it i'll include pictures , if any of you can help me find one it will be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.Bulova statesman 1956

Bulova 666 Case 386-1 Loose Bezel

Submitted by Mike Ohrnstein on August 29, 2021 - 7:37am
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Hello - I have a 666 diver with case number 386-1, dates from 1967. The bidirectional bezel has a spring loaded ball that is still intact. However, the bezel is a touch too loose; I can make it slightly rattle with a shake of the watch. It is not so loose as to fall off, thankfully.

Does anyone know if this model needs a bezel spring or gasket? I cannot find this info anywhere on the 386 series cases. Thanks in advance.