1977 Set O Matic Diver 666 Bezel

Submitted by JimDon5822 on August 31, 2020 - 5:04pm
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I picked up this 1977 diver recently.  It has a 1133.10 movement that was missing parts but is running now and I just need a bezel.   It appears this came with the Pepsi bezel with the red to 15 seconds.  I picked up a NOS bezel on Ebay.  It is part #BT/857W 1-Turning bezel Group 6.    This one is a Pepsi also but to 20 seconds.   It came with the spring and bezel insert for $60 and I had a $25 coupon so I jumped on it.  I figure if I cant use it someone else here might.   That being said anyone know the part number for this watch bezel and the watch for NOS bezel that I picked up?

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.