Several times a week we get inquiries as to how much someones vintage Bulova watch is worth. Rather than explain this over and over, I thought maybe we'd have one post we could possibly make a sticky for anyone inquiring.
The worth of your vintage Bulova or Accutron watch is very subjective. There are no hard and fast rules that this one is worth X amount. They are worth what someone is willing to pay for that specific watch.
We've all seen a nice watch sell for a price and then see the exact same watch in relatively the same condition sell for a huge difference in price a day or so later. It really just depends on how much a buyer is willing to pay for your watch.
Condition also is a huge factor as to how much someone will pay for your watch. Is it all original? Has it been kept in relatively new condition with the original box in a sock drawer for 50 years or was it beat up with everday use by a brick layer? Does it run? Has it been cleaned? Is the gold worn? What is the gold content?
These are all a myriad of questions that must be factored into every watch sale/purchase.
PLEASE.... do your own research. Look at the auctions sites over time and see what a watch of your model has been selling for. That's really the best "guesstimate" as to what your watch is "worth".
Just remember... by "worth" it means what your watch sold for on that given time and date... under whatever circumstances you sold. It could all be way different the week prior or week after with a different set of buyers.