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Hi, I have come across a vintage bulova from 1910
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in near mint cosmetic condition. The seller is asking about $70.00. He says the shaft of the second hand is broken. caliber 8AH stock 100 CA-1-501.
I have looked on google but this is of no help. Would you guys happen to know whether this Is an expensive part and repair. TIA, jack
 

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I agree with AnimalChin. That is a 'Senator' from the mid 1940's and i know because i have one from 1944. That 8AH movement is a bit fragile. I've got two spare parts movements here both with sub-seconds intact and the posts are very short. The sub-seconds hand in your photo seems to be positioned properly so is he sure its a broken post? Personally i think if he was advertising it as a 1910 model I would be questioning the vendor....
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Hi Guys, Thank you both very much for the info. Showing my ignorance as usual, if the post is broken is it possible to purchase one or am I looking at buying a complete movement, and if so the overal cost involved. The watch does look in good shape at a reasonable cost. many thanks jack.
 

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Finding the part is easy and I'd send you one of my parts movements. Getting someone to take the movement apart and install it in Spain might be a challenge though. Cost would likely be around $150 given that if you are dismantling the movement to replace the seconds post you might as well have it cleaned & re-assembled. I'm not convinced that the post is actually broken though. That's difficult to do given how short they are.
 

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Hi Mikey, That is really very kind of you but as you say, here in spain might be difficult to repair. I think this is another one that I need to walk away from although I must confess it looks in very good condition. I shall however ask the seller for a little more info. jack
 

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The gear that the second hand attaches to has a shaft that protrudes up through the dial a small amount. You need to make sure it is not that part that is broken, or you will be looking for a new gear instead of a second hand. That would require parts from another movement most likely.
 
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