This is amazing stuff. I have been dragged into dial restoration by friends who've pleaded with me to save their watch faces, which had been chipped by a former technician or suffered from other damage or age. This is good stuff that I think I may need. Thanks guys! I am really glad I joined here.
Hi and welcome to the forum Brad. If you are not wanting to do a course (Marks courses are practical and Informative) you could do no better to Watch Marks Videos on U tube they will give you an insight as to what to expect. For starters I would not pull the Bulova to pieces I would get hold of some cheap possibly Russian movements to practice on before embarking on the real job. There are many books you can read on the subject.
Henry Fried's book on electric watches and his on mechanical watches are a great starting point. Tools, one can fill a shed with them so just buy the basics you need, Loupe's, tweezers. screwdrivers get the best of these , ie A*F screwdrivers are adequate, Dumont tweezers are the best and will last a life time so armed, then into battle. wish you well on your task. There will be of course other opinions but that's what the forum is about.