Snorkel "G" and "F" Crown and Winding Stem question.

Submitted by Bayrat on March 2, 2021 - 8:48am
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I have two Bulova Snorkels a 1968 “G” and a 1966 “F” that are going in for a movement service once I have all the parts needed to get them back to original. While in the shop and the watches are apart both crystals are being replaced with NOS #383-3AWD Crystals which I just purchased and have in hand. The 1968 Snorkel needs the crown replaced to original stock. The 1966 Snorkel needs a crown and winding stem.   

A17 two digit serial number

Submitted by deanclean on February 26, 2021 - 2:18am


     I am interested in this A17a on eBay and the serial number is AF-59-13. I’ve. Ever seen a 2 digit serial number before. Is it just a matter of it being early in production? I just want to be sure it’s authentic. Here is the link to the eBay page. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for looking.

The Spaceview from Accutron

Submitted by JEV1A on February 21, 2021 - 6:28am

Hello all... I just got into my shop a beautiful 214 Accutron Spaceview M6 (1966). The watch had no service for decades. The battery inside was non-conforming (wrong voltage) and once I installed the correct 394 battery and spacer ring, it started to hum. The second hand moved a single revolution and then stopped. The minute and hour hands never moved. I checked the voltage and the coils had reached "end life". I told my client immediately of the failure.


Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on February 14, 2021 - 6:24pm

I came across this 1962 - 23 jewel watch for sale and missed bidding on it. I think this confirms that Star produced production cases for Bulova, and identifies the five pointed stars we see on Bulova marked case backs from the 1950's and 60's as indicating production by Star Watch Case Company for Bulova..

Question: with this information verification, should we be recognizing this when posting watches? Perhaps it's time to make an addition to the identify your watch - case dropdown to reflect this.

Request for information on the 10CPACD movement

Submitted by numberlock76 on February 12, 2021 - 7:10pm
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Hi everyone, I've been trying to find info on this movement for over a year and have had no luck. I'm trying to find a replacement cannon pinion and hour wheel and was wondering if there was a base model for this movement, like you would find in the Interchangeable Parts Catalog. I read in the thread on this movement that it's related to the 10CPAC and 10COAC, but neither of those are in my 1963 red book. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it!