I thought it about time we started a forum where we can post pictures of myBulova.com members meeting. A few years back I was delighted to hear that a couple of members met to share a beer and a yarn about their Bulova watch addiction, ah I mean collection. Prior to myBulova.com these members were total strangers and it's a wonderful feeling to know that this site has made some lasting friendships...no marriages yet (plenty of divorces maybe..joking) but it's only a matter of time before His Excellency meets and marrys Her Excellency.
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Ask general questions about Bulova watches. Please do not ask for model identification. Add your watch to the website for that.
Several times a week we get inquiries as to how much someones vintage Bulova watch is worth. Rather than explain this over and over, I thought maybe we'd have one post we could possibly make a sticky for anyone inquiring.
The worth of your vintage Bulova or Accutron watch is very subjective. There are no hard and fast rules that this one is worth X amount. They are worth what someone is willing to pay for that specific watch.
Not sure about the rules so would it be ok to put a couple of pictures of a clock I have that has a watch mechanism? I’m looking for as much information as I can find, it has the bulova 2141 movement.
What part, other than the stem, is missing from the 5AR movement? And what other movements have an interchangable part? The 5AR appears to be too new to be in any of the parts lists.
I know what part is missing and the manner in which it became so. I thought it might be more fun to ask this way.
I'm sure we've discussed this in the past but....
Hrrmmmm... totally different.
I picked up a M1 Bulova at a thrift shop and everything looks really good and is running. I put it on the timegrapher and the amplitude is only around 200 degrees. Is that normal for these? I have only fixed a couple of elgin pocket watches up to this point and they had much higher amplitudes.
If it isnt normal do you all know what mainspring would fit this movement? Thanks
What would be the hand hole diameter for a 6CAMC movement?
I tried to measure the hands myself. I get about 1.0 / .63 for the hour and minute. The second looked bigger when next to a replacement hand that should be a 0.20 mm hole.
I checked the Ranfft Watches database, and they don't have this movement, but all the other Bulova 6 movements with center seconds, 6CAC, 6BKC, etc.. are 1.10 / 0.60 / 0.18.
It looks like maybe these can come apart by using the notch to pry. Or as a means to unscrew, if it's threaded on. But I doubt that, since the wheels spin both directions, either thread direction would tend to get unscrewed.
I saw a non-working Bulova lady's watch on ebay pretty cheap, thought that might be a fun project, and now I've got this guy: