Vintage Bulova Ambassador Box

Vintage Bulova Ambassador box.

Bulova Ambassador box closed

Bulova Ambassador box open

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Vintage Bulova Watertight Box

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

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Vintage Bulova Graduation Boxes

Here are several Vintage Bulova Graduation Boxes

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

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Vintage Bulova Sea King

Vintage Bulova Sea King new old stock in the box.

Bulova Sea King Box

Bulova Sea King Watch in the box

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Vintage Bulova Goodyear

This is a Vintage Bulova Goodyear Watch in the box.

Bulova Goodyear Box

Bulova Goodyear Watch in Box

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Vintage Bulova Senator Box

This is a Vintage Bulova Senator inner and outer box.

Bulova Senator Outer Box

Bulova Senator Box

Bulova Senator Box Open

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Vintage Bulova Director

Here is a Vintage Bulova Director with both inner and outer boxes.

Bulova Director Outer Box

Bulova Director Box

Bulova Director Watch in Box

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Vintage Bulova Academy Award

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

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Vintage Bulova Executive

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Vintage Bulova Watch Dial Removal

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.

Vintage Bulova 10BM Movement Dial Screws

 

 

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