10an and 10ae mainspring interchangablity....does the barrel from the 10ae fit in the 10an

Submitted by Ellierose on November 12, 2011 - 11:59am

hello Bulova lovers....i was about to wear my Gladiator, when i went to wind it, nothing...the mainspring  must have snapped the last  time i wound it...i was told the the mainspring from a ten ae interchange, my question is if the barrel and barrel arbor from the 10ae fit in the 10an,,i have both good mainsprings for both movements but more for the 10ae already in he barrel, i have another good AN movement but had plans for restoring the watch,movement and case so i don't want to salvage parts from it...Thanks to anyone who can help i am grateful in advance for any help.......also i just picked up a 10an Banker..it needs to be buffed  and a new crystal but the rest,dial and movement are good...

Posted November 12, 2011 - 12:18pm

The barrel, cover, and arbor are interchangeable for the 10AE and AN

Posted November 12, 2011 - 12:21pm

Ellierose, in case you didn't know about it there is a Bulova interchange catalog in the database under the vintage catalog dropdown menu.

Posted November 12, 2011 - 1:27pm

Thank you gentlmen for the info...I knew about the mainspring interchanging but i didn't know about the barrel..i didn't think to look there...i will try to keep that in mind,i keeping on forgetting that is there....

Posted November 13, 2011 - 6:48am

In reply to by Ellierose

Is it possible your mainspring came unhooked??? Sometimes you get lucky and its a simple thing...