Replacement Crystal

Hello Group!  I just acquired a 1974 Bulova 11534W and I'm having trouble finding a NOS crystal.

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Andersok
Posted April 21, 2018 - 4:24pm

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Bulova used a case number to identify the correct crystal. Are you able to open the watch and view the inside of the caseback for a stamped or engraved number? There is a reference book we can use that will state the crystal that goes with that case number.

Tkkelly
Posted September 20, 2018 - 8:57am

Hello Hiw do I find out if the crystal was replaced before? Other similar watches I have seen have very clear glass. Mine has a blue tint to it. Hiw difficult and expensive would it be to buy and replace the crystal with a quality replacement? Also is it a pissibilty to use diamond paste 3. then 2.5 to Polish out scratches on the crysta and wgat about scratched on the Gold fill stainless steal?

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 20, 2018 - 9:46am

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PM sent to you regarding polishing. Crystal is a replacement if it's blue and tints the dial. Besides that it's a tough call. Crystal replacement is like replacing tires on your car. As long as they are the same size and correct to manufacturer specs, it's correct for the car. Personally, if it can be polished, I would leave it be.