Looking for a Date Corrector Wheel for an 11 AOACB

Submitted by numberlock76 on August 28, 2020 - 10:44am
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Hello everyone, I'm trying to find a date corrector wheel for an 11 AOACB movement like the one pictured here:

Date corrector wheel for 11AOACB movement, example photo.

I have lots of new Bulova parts to trade, including winding stems, staffs, setting levers, screws, also a lot of used parts as well. Mostly for 7 through 11 movements, though I have some parts for 5's through 17 AH too. Thank you in advance!

GEMEX Leather Bracelet Restoration

Submitted by JimDon5822 on August 20, 2020 - 4:40pm

Received this GEMEX watch strap in a lot off of ebay.   I noticed that the silver areas had residue around them.  After further review it appears to be dried leather.  The strap appears to be for a 1957 Princeton/Webster/Viscount.   I noticed the ends seemed to be hinged.  Well I took it apart and found that you could insert new leather.  I cut out a small piece of the only leather I had and it restored nicely.  I think it needs a darker lizard skin but am happy with the results.   I thought I would share.   The only thing is I cannot figure out the spring bars.

Bulova quest - birth year watch

Submitted by ldhunter1959 on August 19, 2020 - 8:44am
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For some time, I have been "kind" of looking for a reasonable Bulova watch from my birth year - 1959. You guys dated a 1961 Presidente of mine and apparently the Accutron found in my dad's collection is 1961 as well - kind of  odd, guess dad was in his watch phase. We found a few Timex's and another vintage watch (seems like a Whitmire or the like). My preference is for thin watches as I have a small wrist. There are a couple of 59 Bulovas (well billed as 59s) on Ebay that have my attention. I am thinking I want an automatic.

Bulova Accutron dating

Submitted by ldhunter1959 on August 14, 2020 - 1:11pm
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In my father's collection of watches we came across a stainless (I believe, at least it's not rusted) Bulova Accutron, non day or date. Roman numerals. Bulova at the top. Accutron at the base of the display. I don't have it in front of me, but recall seeing M1 as a number under the case serial number. It uses a 395 battery. Also seem to recall the time adjuster to be centered, not low right when looking at the face. I am having my local jeweler clean it up and advise on further repair. The back had two circular access points - one for the battery and the other I don't know.

Bolivia- A lesson learned

Submitted by V.Scott on August 11, 2020 - 8:53am
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I recently bought a lot of three watches for $50. One was suggested to be a 60's or 70's Bulova art-deco. I didn't have my loupe with me, just a pair of reading glasses. Once home I began inspecting the watches. One is a men's 1982 day/date, stainless steel and gold plate, gold face, 7 jewel quartz movement. The next a 2010 Caravelle. I bought that one because I didn't have a Caravelle in my collection. The art-deco turned out to be a Bolivia. I have never heard of them. Decent enough watch, but not the Bulova I was expecting.

Original dial 1954 Reed

Submitted by RSMT on June 20, 2020 - 6:38am
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Recently I bought a 1954 Reed for restoration. I’m doubting the originality of the dial (and the crown). The “B” in Bulova is small and “Selfwinding” is missing. Everything else is exactly as it should be. Any comments? Can it be original? Should I leave it as it is, or have it restored?