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L1 (1951) mechanical needs full cleaning, crystal and band. Like to take it to a person and look into their eyes to trust my sentimental heirloom
I live in southern Worcester county, MA aka Blackstone valley
A new forum format I am not used to so I hope I posted correctly
My crystal keeps falling out and I'm afraid I may lose it. Do you think it's OK to put a tiny dab of super glue on it
The Do's and Don'ts of Vintage Watch Repair by John V. - Time & Again
After hearing many horror stories about Vintage Watch repairs here is a quick guide and what to look out for.
Do not send your watch to a United States P.O Box. Contact the Watchmaker or Company and ask for a physical address and Google that address. A watch sent to a USPS P.O. Box is a red flag. It may be legit but it could very well be a setup where you may never see your watch again. If the watchmaker cannot supply a physical address then run away!
Hello, I have an original band for the 1950 Bulova Academy Award W but it's too small. I located another band and I'd like to add or take away links. Does this band come apart? I'd attach a picture but I'm not sure how.
This is the band on someone else's watch on here but the same as I have
My Bulova Aqua Queen, 1965 vintage with movement 7BPC has cleaned up well cosmetically. New crystal, and case looking good. I put it on Watch-O-Scope and it is running about 8 sec/day fast, amplitude 334 degrees and beat error 7.8ms. I think this looks pretty good. Is there anything I can/should do for this? Is cleaning and lube asking for trouble?
I've been working on restoring two late 1950s Sea Kings (I think).
One of the things I was not able to accomplish is fitting a fresh gasket to case. This is supposed to be a waterproof watch, but when I first cracked open the case I had to remove the old gaskets because they were deteriorated beyond use. Unfortunately I have not been able to find any NOS gaskets for this watch, and none of the flat gaskets I have in my assortment package from Otto Frei come close to fitting (all too wide plus too small or too large diameter).
I'm a very new watch repair hobbiest. I really enjoy taking apart, cleaning, and putting together watches. But I have struggled to find Watch parts and identify watches. I have two Bulova's I really want to get ready to be worn. The last I need for both watches are crystals.
the first watch I believe I have identified as a 1942 Bulova Alexander. This watch has a very oddly shaped crystal and I have attempted to find one on Cousins with no luck.
I have a Accutron 2182 Date & Day watch and both the minute and hour hands have stopped moving. Took it to a watch repair person and I was told that there wasn't enough interference between two gears that transmit the movement. I have no idea what this means, any ideas on how I can get the watch working again?