Bulova 1969 Chronograph

Submitted by PJ on December 4, 2021 - 5:25pm
31000-3W
Manufacture Year
1969
Movement Model
14EB
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
600688
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

The 31000-3W Chronograph. The dial and hands are very. Unfortunately the back of the case suffers from someone not knowing how to open the caseback with a correct case wrench. Looking for some parts should anyone have them - case clamps and screws to secure the movement in the case, two pushers (two-part with stem and threaded pusher), and crown. Despite the missing parts, the movement is working just fine and the chronograph feature works as it should.

Cased 31000-3W
14EB movement
Inside case back
Dial and hands
PJ
Posted December 4, 2021 - 5:33pm

...oh, and a case back photo

 

Case back

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 4, 2021 - 6:09pm

Nice watch, looks like the lower pusher is a replacement. Your ID is solid.

Bulova Chronograph 31000 - 3W

Like this one.

Andersok
Posted December 5, 2021 - 7:31am

Nice one, Chronograph

Kathy L.
Posted December 5, 2021 - 10:14am

Very nice.

Bulova Chronograph 

JimDon5822
Posted December 5, 2021 - 7:25pm

Very nice watch.  Love the blue stunburst dial.  Bulova Chronograph 31000 - 3W

Reverend Rob
Posted December 21, 2021 - 8:48pm

Nice!

It's Valjoux 7733, so parts (mainspring, etc) are available. Mat Supply Houses might have some, you'd have to check with the likes of Borel or similar places, depending on where you are. 

As far as case parts like pushers, the same can be said, you can buy pushers by diameter and they come with longer stems that you can cut down so they work correctly. Pusher travel is different for each on this one, if I remember correctly. It's the same procedure as making a stem and crown fit: cut, stone, assemble, check, repeat. Case screws you can also get from a MSH. I have assortments, different sized heads for different applications. 

The dial looks really good. 

PJ
Posted January 22, 2022 - 1:30am

In reply to by Reverend Rob

Thanks. I'm familiar with Borel but not Mat Supply House. I'm unable to find Mat Supply House online. BTW, I'm in Canada.