Bulova 1948 Senator

Submitted by JP on February 1, 2012 - 4:02am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
48 (A8)
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Crystal Details
17.69mm wide x 24.30 long
Additional Information

Watch has draped lugs. Case back is signed inside and out. 10k RGP. Hands and numbers and signarute are raised gilt.



1948 Bulova Senator
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
1948 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted February 1, 2012 - 9:07am

Close - the 'SENATOR'

Posted February 1, 2012 - 11:16am


thanks Fifth. You have always been able to come thru for me. Is the date right or did I get that one wrong too?

Does any one in our group have any hair spring kits for the 7AK movement??  I need 2 or 3 of them .

Posted February 2, 2012 - 7:32am

what the hell is a hairspring kit? i am sure you can find someone to vibrate a few for you at 200+ a pop..or buy a parts movement...

Posted February 3, 2012 - 2:09am

The hair spring kit is a combination of tthe hair spring and balance wheel as I understand it. I don't know if you can buy a hair spring and attach it to the baklance wheel or not but I am told that when the balance staff needs replacing the wheel and hair spring also need to be replaced. If I buy a parts movement that has good balance wheel and hair spring it is probably easily fixed to run good.

I don't know that much about repair as I am self taught and only doing this for the last three months but I am trying to learn so if you know some thing about repairs I would really appreciate your passing that knowledge along to me.


Posted February 3, 2012 - 4:17pm

what you are looking for a balance complete....which is the balance wheel,cock and hairspring and roller...you would have to find a parts movement,but there is a chance that the staff maybe bad or the hairspring bad or both...

Posted February 4, 2012 - 7:21pm

Thanks for the info. I will send it to one of the repair people in the group an let them deal with it.

Posted February 9, 2012 - 1:17pm

I  put a new crystal on it and have ordered a movement for parts and will be sending it out for repair soon. Thanks every one for your input and help.