Vintage Bulova Ambassador box.
Bulova Ambassador box closed
Bulova Ambassador box open
This is a Vintage Bulova Watertight inner and out boxes. Very military looking.
Bulova Watertight Outer Box
Bulova Watertight Box closed
Bulova Watertight Box open
Bulova Graduation Outer Box
White Bulova Graduation Box Closed
White Bulova Graduation Box Open
Black Bulova Graduation Box Open
Bulova Long Graduation Box Closed
Bulova Long Graduation Box Open
Vintage Bulova Sea King new old stock in the box.
Bulova Sea King Box
Bulova Sea King Watch in the box
This is a Vintage Bulova Goodyear Watch in the box.
Bulova Goodyear Box
Bulova Goodyear Watch in Box
This is a Vintage Bulova Senator inner and outer box.
Bulova Senator Outer Box
Bulova Senator Box
Bulova Senator Box Open
Here is a Vintage Bulova Director with both inner and outer boxes.
Bulova Director Outer Box
Bulova Director Box
Bulova Director Watch in Box
Here is a Vintage Bulova Academy Award Watch with both the inner and outer boxes.
Academy Award Outer Box
Academy Award Box
Academy Award Watch in Box
I was recently asked how to remove a dial from a Vintage Bulova watch. You will need a good set of jewelers(watchmakers) screwdrivers, a hand puller and a small piece of plastic(a small bag will do). Also a well lite place to work.
Step 1 – remove watch from the case. Sometimes just a matter of popping off the back and gingerly easing that sucker out, other times can be a bit tougher.
Step 2 – remove the hands. Set the hands to 12:00. Cut a slit in the plastic bag and slip it under the hands to protect the dial. Grab hold of the hands at the base with the hand puller and press the sides together. I usually leave the seconds hand where it is and let it come out with the face.
Spep 3 – remove the dial. The dial will be held in place by 2 or three screws which clamp onto “feet” that are soldered to the bottom of the face. On the 1920′s Bulovas they are on the movement side and there are 2. They are oblong screws and only have to be turned a little so the flat part of the screw lines up with the feet. In latter models there are usually 3 screws around the side of the movement. These also just need to be loosened. Never take these screws all the way out!! After loosening the screws sometimes you have to get under the dial with a small screwdriver and CAREFULLY give it a little help. Be careful of the second hand that it does not fly away. Watch out for the wheel under the dial. Sometimes it comes off stuck to the back of the dial.
This is just a very basic overview. Do this enough and you’ll get a feel for it. It’s really very easy in the overall scheme of watch repair difficulty. If you have any specific questions you know who to ask.
Here’s some pix to help locate the dial screws. Some have a couple of screws on the back, like the Bulova 10AN. This is typical of a lot of1920′s era Vintage Bulova movements. The Bulova 10BM has three screws around the sides. Typical of later movements.