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  1. Beautiful watch. I have always enjoyed BULOVA watches, collecting and repairing them. I have probably 50 in my collection and hundreds of parts movements and thousands of individual parts. A BULOVA accutron was the first watch I ever purchased myself at 10 years old, and I also have both my grandfathers watches that are BULOVAs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hello all, I'm looking for a new screwdriver set. I'm curious as to what everyone would recommend. I've used bergeon and liked them, what is the best set for maybe a 5-10 hours a week watchmaker. Looking for something that will work for all watches and will hold up, steel blades I would think are best. Any advice would be appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. No they are filled correctly not sure if the parts are sticking together. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I changed out the cleaner and added new, it seems like the placement of the plates in the jar are not allowing the rinse to get to them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hello all, recently I've noticed that my watch cleaning machine is not cleaning all the parts properly. I use zenith cleaner and rinse and a l and r manual machine. When I clean the parts I put the plates in the bottom and small parts on the top. I run for 5 minutes in the cleaner, spin off for a minute or two and then 5 minutes in each two rinses with spinning off in between. When I'm all done I notice a yellow Chem, I assume cleaner, on the plates. I wind up cleaning them off by hand before I dry it, I can't figure it out, what can I be doing wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I just replaced the balance staff on a BULOVA 10bh and used a genuine BULOVA staff from a 7ak which is a acceptable interchange. I replaced the staff and put it back in, balance swings well but there is only a very faint tick, I'm thinking I put the roller on in the wrong place, possibly off center. Does anyone have any ideas Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hello all, would anyone know of a BULOVA interchange for a 10bh 17j mainspring. I know a 7ak fits the balance but can't find any other info, I have tons of BULOVA parts but can't find this mainspring. Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I can't do the laphroaig, way to peaty and smoky for me I prefer the sweeter scotches, my brother likes the peaty scotches, lagavulan, I know I spelled it wrong, I bought him a bottle of Jura superstition, tastes like a oak flavored leather belt, he loves it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mark, I wish I could enjoy beer, never had a taste for it, but Macallan 12,18 or any year for that matter is my drink of choice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Does anyone know what the approx grit or scratch size for the Matte finish part of a Rolex jubilee band Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you jdm I've seen my fair amount with watch repair but never saw the effects of gas in a watch Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hello I just got a lot of gasoline on my omega seamaster bond watch. I immediately put water on it but do you think there is any damage to gaskets or seals. I have tested it for waterproof and it was fine so I hope nothing got in. Any suggestions would be appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I agree with Jdm there are so many nice watches you can get within anyone's budget that are beautiful and collectible. On this forum I've seen people show their watch of the day or a new purchase and it may only be a $50 BULOVA or a $40 seiko and when they show it off everyone on this forum has something good to say about it, weather it be the looks or the quality of the movement, I think that is what watch collecting is all about, the hunt and the capture. I'm proud to have a collection ranging from Rolex presidents and one-of-a-kind pocket watches down to a Timex electronic mystery dial that I love and wear all the time and get numerous complements on. In summary, save up, buy the best you can, enjoy , and share with the group. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Whenever I would get a fake in a estate sale or box lot i make good use of such a beautiful watch. I use that high quality watch to sight in my competition ruger 22 at 50 yards. It does a nice job smashing that "sapphire" crystal. Normally when I'm doing that I will be wearing my authentic submariner for funs sake. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk