Bulova 1955 Webster

Submitted by echevlen on July 20, 2012 - 12:48pm
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I am a newbie to the hobby of watch repair, and a newbie in this forum.  I don't find this watch elsewhere on this site.  My wife found this watch at a Goodwill sale.  I've cleaned it and got it running again.  The band, obviously, is not original.  I replaced the cracked crystal, and gently cleaned the dial.  The sub second hand is missing.  Can one of you experts please advise me what size sub second hand I need for this and where to find it?  What style of sub second hand would complete this watch appropriately?

Bulova watch, 1955, 11AC movement, missing sub second hand
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 1:19pm

Hi, do you have pics of the movement and caseback? Do you have a date mark for the movement?

Posted July 20, 2012 - 1:58pm

echevelen, do you know what the part # is of the new crystal? We may be able to id the watch this way. Thanks.


Posted July 20, 2012 - 1:59pm

Thanks for  your help, bobbee.  I don't know how to append an image to a reply comment--perhaps you can tell me--so I added the two images you requested to the original posting.  The date mark on the mechanism is L5.

Posted July 20, 2012 - 2:06pm

I'd as the "Webster" in a 1958 ad at watchophilia.com.


Posted July 20, 2012 - 2:10pm

The crystal I used to replace the cracked one is GS Crystal Catalog item number CMX-392-7H.  It is found on page 88 of the catalog.  The catalog appends the description "Bulova 32763" under the picture of the crystal, but I don't know what that means.


Posted July 20, 2012 - 2:20pm

Top right.


Posted July 20, 2012 - 2:34pm

Between the ad and the January 1960 GS #60 catalog confirming that their CMX392-7H fits the model 32763, Webster I would say confirmed 1955 Webster.

William Smith
Posted July 20, 2012 - 3:50pm

Also backed up by Official Bulova model#/name/price list of 1958.  There are two "Webster" listed for $71.50.  Both listed as "Webster" generic W/ model numbers 31702 and 32763.  Not as strong as an ad, and this is also based on the crystal fit using to ID the model number from crystal CMX392-7H.  Almost not needed in subject watch ID, but notes utility of this possible tool for other tentative model ID's - models for which we don't have ads on site.

Posted July 20, 2012 - 4:27pm

Yes Will, and thanks to Lisa for the use of her ads.

A very nice watch, echevlen, and a credit to your skills. Keep up the good work, and get looking for more!

Posted July 20, 2012 - 6:30pm

In reply to by bobbee

Actually bobbee, Lisa got those nice ad's from this site, look on page 12 under 1960, and you will see a 4 page dealer catalog that was submitted by Wayne Hanely well over a year ago...so maybe she should be thanking us?? ; )

I agree, this is a Webster.