Bulova 1947 Arnold

Submitted by Jim Townsend on September 13, 2013 - 5:00am
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Posted May 14, 2014 - 3:27am

It does look nice Jim, nothing wrong with that. It's just my opinion on redials, as that means one less original watch.

If a watch needs a redial because it is knackered, by all means yes, but why not find a knackered watch or dial, save the original and have the knackered one painted in the colour of choice?

Personal choice, of course, and I respect that.

The case has certainly come up like new, has Jeff regilded it? I'm all for that if a case is buggered!

Good work Jeff, regardless of my opinions.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 14, 2014 - 4:56am

In reply to by bobbee

No he just buffed the case. Crystal is a nos glass crystal,  Cleaned, Adjusted,  fresh oil

Reverend Rob
Posted May 14, 2014 - 7:50pm

I'm on the fence with this one. I have quite a few restored Bulovas, and their biggest issue is usually the bad dial. On Shawn's advice I have sent a few now to International, and they've done an excellent job. 

I sell my watches in my store, and one thing I can say is, the customer doesn't care how shiny and clean the movt is if the dial is worn out or ugly. I have some real gems in the vintage category, but again, cosmetically they are sub par. 

I'm all for originality, but if it's a faithful re-dial, I'm ok with it, unless it's a ridiculously rare high end watch. Then the collectors are the other way, they don't want them touched. 

With this one, I'd say I personally like the result, the collector in me says oh well, re-dial, and the shopkeeper says who cares? 

Wear it good health Jim, it's got personality.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 15, 2014 - 3:57am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Thanks Rob this will be my watch for a very long time i plan on wearing it with pride.