Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on December 10, 2010 - 5:25am

Made  this 'handy' reference from an image originally produced by Bulova for a parts drawer showing the different hand styles and terminology used to describe them. Some technical data is also included on the various seconds hands. Looks to cover mid 30's - 50's. Enjoy.


Vintage Bulova watch hands

Posted March 26, 2011 - 1:24am

Bulova Hour and Minute Hands

Posted August 25, 2011 - 5:13pm

Good one, Mark!


Does anyone have a reference illustration and/or chart to post, listing the correct hands to movement combos??? (For instance... I have a 1937 manufacture Rite Angle with the "8AM" movement, that needs all three gold hands replaced, due to oxidation...)


Best :-)  Scott

Posted August 25, 2011 - 7:25pm

I forgot that I did obtain an original 1952 BULOVA Catalog of Interchangeable Parts, which I don't see posted here, off hand??? ABOVE are some quick pics, of the relevant hands tables:

I "uploaded" (2) of the dirty (unedited, aside crop resized and cropped) dozen photos...


Best :-)  Scott

Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:52pm


There's an interchangeability chart associating the movements, let Me see if I can find it.

ack, the movements are listed on the packs. duh

I may have another, somewhere. lol


Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:57pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Yup. Thar 'tis.

Thanks Jerin.

* Using the correct Seconds Hand with the Hour and Minute combination used is the trick and often overlooked.

Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:58pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

No prob Mark.  I found those old charts attached to a hands set (one of the old boxed ones were the hands are all in little bottles in numbered slots) I bought on ebay back in March.... it's really good info... 

I just PM'ed Admin to see if he could post it up permanently on the Info-> Vintage Bulova Catalogs page so we can all have it around.

Posted August 25, 2011 - 8:38pm

I initially attempted to post all (12) pages of this stuff... (Finally figured out HOW to use the upload ensemble again, a few mins. ago... and Mark added most of the 1st 2 pages... so I just added two more, and it goes to page 112!)

The aforemented 1952 Bullova catalog, shows most (if not ALL?) pre 53ish hands, second hands and sweeps, I think? But an Excel, etc. cross- ref, chart could be made (maybe even in combo with the movements, etc.?) as a single master chart... Then the resulting "Bully Parts" related traffic draw would be quite fierce, me thinkst?!


:-)  Scott

Posted August 25, 2011 - 7:28pm


I'd like to get My mitts on the info You have, very nice. any chance?

I'll PM My email address.

Posted August 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…



You mean the HANDS info.? Or the crystal and model data?! WINK :-)

I think they "uploaded" to the server? If not... I can make an even BIGGER mess of your post??


BTW... this publication ALSO includes:



:-) Scott


Posted August 25, 2011 - 8:47pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Hey Mark,


I just emailed the (12) pages (on Hands) to you, Jerin and Stephen... 

MAYBE someone/s might have the time & energy to create some Excel based tables, for webpages!?


Best :-)  Scott

Posted August 25, 2011 - 8:58pm

I'll look into it.