The golden age of the Bulova Chronograph

In the early 1970s Bulova produced a number of iconic Chronograph watches. These original 70s timepieces are highly sort after by vintage watch collectors with a number being reintroduced into the modern day market as part of Bulova's 'Archive Series', ready for a new generation of watch enthusiasts to enjoy.

See extracts from the original Bulova Line Books from 1970 through to 1973, showcasing these incredible chronograph and deep sea chronograph watches, including the famous Bulova Stars & Stripes and the newly re-released Bulova Surfboard.


Deep Sea Chrono

Submitted by PJ on April 17, 2020 - 4:45pm
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Can someone confirm whether the case back on the deep sea chrono is friction fitted or screw down? I suppose I should know but it is not apparent to me and I don't want to do anything until I know for certain. If it is a screw down, is there a specific wrench to use and does someone want to part with one?

1971 Deep Sea Chronograph

Thanks, Patrick

Looking for 11 ALACD Reversing Wheel Parts

Submitted by artoftinker on April 2, 2020 - 3:19am
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Hi everyone!

My name is Jesse and I'm based in Sydney. This is my maiden post so hopefully I've done things right. I'm not a professional watchmaker but more of a part-time hobbyist and on my plate lately, I've got this Bulova 11 ALACD that has a missing winding stem and crown. Moreover, upon investigation have found one of the reversing wheel (i think that's what it's called) has a broken pivot. This works in tandem with another reversing wheel and are in charge of winding the mainspring in both directional swing of the oscillating weight.

‘57 President G hands

Submitted by Birch on March 28, 2020 - 9:07pm
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Hi there,

             I’m just wondering if anyone would know the measurements of the hour and minute hands of the gold dial ‘57 President G. I figure I’m not likely to find original parts on this one so if I can get an accurate length I might be able to find something really close. To the best of my limited knowledge they are black fils. Any help or advice would be more than welcome.

Crystal Needed and/or part # needed for 1968 Bulova Accutron 218 D, Case #2663

Submitted by Tourspin on March 21, 2020 - 2:02pm
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I'm looking for a NOS (preferred) or aftermarket crystal, or part # if no one has a crystal, for a Bulova Accutron 218 D, Case #2663. The crystal  measures exactly 29.65mm (according to my calipers). I've searched high and low for the part # with no luck.  Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks - Andy

1968 Bulova Accutron 218 D, Case #2663


The Bulova Doug Corrigan Watch

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan

After applying for permission for a trans-Atlantic flight several times and being denied, Corrigan (of Irish descent) took off on July 17, 1938 from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York with a flight plan filed to return to his home in California.  He later landed at Baldonnel Airport, in Dublin, after a 28-hour, 13-minute flight.

After receiving a severe backlash from U.S. flight officials, Corrigan claimed he accidentally flew the wrong way, and stuck with his story.  Thereafter he was dubbed "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

The Apollo 15 Bulova Chronograph Watch

In February 2014, before the public knew of the existence of this watch, sent an email to the owner Dave Scott, requesting permission to release the first photograph of the Bulova chronograph wristwatch worn by Commander Scott during the Apollo 15 mission on the surface of the moon.

It was with great pleasure and delight that on March 21 2014, was the first website in the world to publicly acknowledge the existence of this watch, the first and only Bulova watch to be worn by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.

The Charles Lindbergh Bulova Watch

On June 11 1927, upon his return to the US aboard the Memphis, the Bulova Watch Company presented Charles A. Lindbergh with a Bulova watch and the $1000 Bulova Prize money for making the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris.

Read the full story on how this watch was presented to Lindbergh in 1927 and how this watch found its way to