Bulova 1947 His Excellency

Submitted by lectin on September 9, 2019 - 10:16am
GG
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
7AK
Movement Date Code
47
Movement Jewels
21
Movement Serial No.
-Unknown
Case Serial No.
8098610
Case shape
Rectangle
Crystal Details
Missing
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hello,

I was recently gifted my grandfathers/fathers bulova watch. Right now it is missing the crystal and the minute hand. I want to get it back up and running so that I can wear it. I am not sure on the year/model. Also I am open to suggestions on what I could do to fix the face. It went so many years without a crystal the face has some damage so I could use some suggestions on how to fix that. Maybe its a replace but I am not sure where to find the parts. Thanks for your help!

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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
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1947 Bulova watch
lectin
Posted April 20, 2020 - 9:49pm

Hello all,

Just an update: Per everyones suggestions, I had Mike do a full restore on the watch, re-dial, hands, glass, band, and a decent amount of the internal gears. I think it turned out really nice and I look forward to wearing it around the town on special occasions! I just want to take everyone here for all their help to make this happen, it really means a lot to me!

mark Schultz

Geoff Baker
Posted April 20, 2020 - 10:00pm

That looks wonderful, Mike does good work. Wear it and be proud of your grandfathers legacy!

JimDon5822
Posted April 20, 2020 - 11:28pm

Great job!  It looks great.  Wear it with pride!

mybulova_admin
Posted April 21, 2020 - 2:42am

Wow great redial. Who did you use?

lectin
Posted April 21, 2020 - 9:42am

International dial. It took a while because it was redialed done during thier move. But in the end it turned out great and I am very happy with it. 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 21, 2020 - 11:37am

Outstanding! Thanks for sharing