Accutron "Shut Off" Question

Submitted by Jimbo56 on February 3, 2023 - 10:21pm
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I have been collecting Accutron watches for a couple of years now and currently have 28 watches in my collection (it seems to be an addictive hobby).  Recently, I started collecting Hamilton electrics too, given their place in electric watch history. During my research on Hamilton watches, I read that they could be "turned off" or "shut off" by simply engaging (or disengaging as it may be) the hack function that stops the watch's function. My understanding is that this preserves battery life and wear/tear on the movement.

Looking For A Reputable Watch Repar For Two Old Bulovas

Submitted by JReynolds1948 on January 25, 2023 - 3:59pm

I am trying to locate a reputable watch repair facility to service two older Bulova watches.
I contacted Bulova and they don't work on anything that old.
They recommended that I contact the Vetran's Watch Maker Initiative which I have done and sent them pictures and information.
They are 8+ months behind and when you're 75 8 months can be a  long time.
I am in southern middle Tennessee.
Thanks for any assistance

The gold Bulova dress watch was my late father's.

"lifetime" mainspring

Submitted by ezaragoza on January 18, 2023 - 4:57pm
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Looking to replace the mainspring for my 1977 Bulova 23J 11AOACB watch. The mainspring is marked "Bulova Sealed Lifetime power do not open",
ink stamped H1, so of course I opened it and the spring is broken.

My questions are - does anyone you have the whole assembly ? or should just the spring get replaced?

According to Ranfft and other sources, the mainspring is 1.10 x 11.0 x 0.11mm.

Whole assembly or spring please :)

Ed Zaragoza