Movement Model

Submitted by kmathis413 on April 15, 2010 - 3:46pm

I am unable to get the back off of my 1957 women's bulova to see the movement model. Just wondering what information the movement model gives? Also, any suggestions for safely getting the back off? 

Stephen Ollman
Posted April 15, 2010 - 5:48pm

Movement models don't give any particular information that would help identify a watch, but is nice to know along with any serial numbers the watch may have.

If you want to try yourself to remove the back you should use something either plastic or wood. Try and avoid using a metal object as you'll probably end up putting a nice scratch along the back case like many of us have no doubt done before.

If you are uncomfortable about doing this you should take the watch to a jeweler. However if it's too  much trouble just leave it as is and don't worry about the movement model number.

I look forward to seeing the watch added to the myBulova site.

Posted April 15, 2010 - 7:20pm

Thanks, Stephen. I'll take some pictures and add it soon. It needs to be cleaned is kind of cloudy. I plan to take it and have it cleaned up. It is also missing the crown. It was my grandmother's watch that I recently ran across. I forgot I had it.  

Posted April 16, 2010 - 8:57pm

 I took pictures of the watch today before I took it to the jeweler, but I can't get the file size down to 150KB so that I can post it. Frustrating!

Stephen Ollman
Posted April 17, 2010 - 4:12am

To add a watch photo to the site it's best to use the following settings:

  • use .jpg format
  • resize to a maximum width or height of 800px
  • Change the resolution setting to 72dpi

If all else fails send the photo to along with the details of the watch and I will add it for you.