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When members meet.

Submitted by mybulova_admin on November 17, 2014 - 7:22am
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I thought it about time we started a forum where we can post pictures of 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 these members were total strangers and it's a wonderful feeling to know that this site has made some lasting marriages yet (plenty of divorces maybe..joking) but it's only a matter of time before His Excellency meets and marrys Her Excellency.


Submitted by plainsmen on December 12, 2011 - 12:53pm
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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.

Is Bulova the only company that would have used the "Waterproof to 666 Feet" mark?

Submitted by NLS on March 17, 2023 - 5:51pm
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I have this orphaned case. The back is marked Waterproof to 666 Feet. Self winding. Antimagnetic. Stainless Steel Case.

The unusual thing is, as can be seen on the photo, is that the case appears to be mono block style. In that the case back does not remove.

The interior of the case back is marked as follows:

11H 9206 11HC

All of the markings seem to be Bulova marks (I assume). 

The case design would suggest it is mid/late 1960s to early 1970s.

Any Ideas ? 


Information and advice on this vintage Bulova please?

Submitted by mrfusion on March 13, 2023 - 6:17pm
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Hello, I have this gold Bulova that I inherited from my grandfather. I think it's probably from the 1950's (I think 1958 because of the L8 on the caseback), but perhaps someone here knows more about it? I'm assuming it is US made. It runs, but should be serviced, obviously.

I like the design of its lugs and dial, and I'm wondering about what I should do in terms of restoration. I'm not new to watches or vintage watches, but I don't have experience with Bulova.

Accutron "Shut Off" Question

Submitted by Jimbo56 on February 3, 2023 - 10:21pm
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I have been collecting Accutron watches for a couple of years now and currently have 28 watches in my collection (it seems to be an addictive hobby).  Recently, I started collecting Hamilton electrics too, given their place in electric watch history. During my research on Hamilton watches, I read that they could be "turned off" or "shut off" by simply engaging (or disengaging as it may be) the hack function that stops the watch's function. My understanding is that this preserves battery life and wear/tear on the movement.