Splitting metal along the length of lugs

Submitted by gweber on June 1, 2024 - 8:15am
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Hi, I just joined the website and recently bought a gorgeous Bulova watch.  I was so happy!  I had looked at quite a few before I bougth this one.  When I put it on I was surprised to feel that the lugs were somewhat sharp.  Looking closely showed me that all the lugs have a metal split happening.  I searched online and have found some images of watches on sale that show the same thing.  Is this a possible manufacturing issue or did I get ripped off?  Any feedback is much appreciated.

5BD "sealed jewel" movement?

Submitted by tkm3rd on May 26, 2024 - 6:53pm
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Hi All,

I have a fair number of Bulova and other movements which I have taken apart, cleaned and reassembled over the past 2-3 years. Many of them have been ladies movements such as the 1974 5BD 23 jewel movement below; however, I have never come across what seem to be jewels without the jewel "oil sump" accessible - it looks almost as if they are "sealed" .  

That can't possibly be right, can it? If it isn't possible, how does one go about oiling the jewels and pivots properly?

**Please excuse the dirt as these were taken prior to cleaning.

What do I have

Submitted by mbyoh on May 23, 2024 - 7:49pm
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I received a Bulova Quartz T8 watch, marked 14k on the case from a family member. It’s in excellent condition with a brand new battery.  I’m more of a divers watch type and am thinking of selling it. He bought it brand new from a local jeweler, so I know it’s authentic.  I was thinking it was a $100 watch but when I checked EBay, I saw ones that had sold for $500 up.

stem movement interchangeability for 10BX

Submitted by grmike on May 6, 2024 - 9:02am
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I haven't had any success finding a stem for the 17 jewel movement 10BX.  the watch is from the 1940's.  I noticed that all the 10B(A-Z) movements all have BXW stamped on the movement but some of them are 15 jewel movements so I don't think the stems fit all the varieties.  

I've searched the interchangeability charts but no sign of 10BX.

Hard to Find Watch Crystals

Submitted by dcflipper on May 4, 2024 - 1:21pm
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Hello all, I just listed quite a few vintage Bulova snorkel watch crystals in my ebay store. I will be listing more this coming week. I have spaceview, armored, low dome, high dome, etc... I will be adding. Check out my store for more parts and crystal sizes.


Here is the link for the snorkel crystals: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bulova-Snorkel-Watch-Crystal-x-1-Round-28-3-through-37-8-CHOICE-/305547802317