Watch Repair

Submitted by Jim Townsend on October 25, 2011 - 6:15am

Looking for a good reliable watch  repair person. Have a 14k ladies 1924 watch that needs repair. Has a 6 AF Movement 17 jewel.

cstrom2021
Posted August 24, 2021 - 4:12pm

Hi, I am a new member here. I need some help, I need watch hands for a 1971 Bulova Oceanographer 333, it has the black dial and gold hands. I have included a picture here of the dial and hands. Does anyone know the Bulova part# I need to replace the hands. Thanks in advance for any answers. Bulova watch dial and hands.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 24, 2021 - 8:06pm

Bulova parts are usually referenced off either the case model (a stamp inside the back) or the movement model. Camn you please advise the movement model.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 25, 2021 - 6:22pm

There is a pair on eBay at the moment: SFERE-HANDS()- BULOVA 11ANACB, although they look used and not NOS.

I'm still looking for a reference to the model number.

cstrom2021
Posted August 27, 2021 - 11:51am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thanks, took a look and those look pretty beat up, the watch I am fixing is pretty nice. The case is good condition and I found a NOS crystal for it and a NOS speidel gold band. I also bought a watch that had a good donor movement and let it run for a week, it kept right up with my quartz watch. The minute hand is loose on the new movement as well. I was reading about how you can use a "staking punch"? to tighten the minute hand. Is it worth attempting this? I can get a staking set for $15, probably not best quality. Just wondering if that is worth a go of it. Thanks. 

cstrom2021
Posted August 28, 2021 - 9:31am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I was able to find this watch dial and hands on ebay. The hands look similar to the oceanographer, thinking they should fit since the dial and hands are for a Sea King for about the same timeframe. Attached picture of the dial and hands I bought. Thanks for all the help, will let you know if these work. /sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user19412/s-l1600.jpg

cstrom2021
Posted September 6, 2021 - 4:24pm

The hands from that dial worked great on the watch. Thanks for the help. 

JEV1A
Posted September 26, 2021 - 5:45pm

Hi, John V. here thanking everyone that have utilized by Bulova Timepiece Repair and Restorations Services. I don't advertise nor have a fancy website so its pretty much word of mouth in finding my services. 

Still $79.99 flat fee for major repair and restorations. 

Have a 214 or 218 Accutron that has issues?  I specialize in Accutron Models from Bulova. 

Let me know about your Bulova, send a pic of face and back to: centralhsd@earthlink.net 

I'll send you a truthful Estimate and details about shipping. 

Yes, I do charge if extra parts are needed but I'm about 90% cheaper that the other guys. 

I accept all major credit cards and my Policy continues: "If I can't get your watch to run, my services are Free of Charge including Shipping! 

Thanks as always for the opportunity to be on this Forum 

John V / TIME & AGAIN

NAWCC Business Member since 2010

 

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