Reselling......maybe :lol:If they both run, what is not to like if you want to add them to your mix or, try to resell them? I would at least take a look, hard to say what else they might dig out if they know you are coming.......:001_smile:
Get em!I got the chance to buy 2 vintage mens Bulovas in their original boxes for 20$ a pop
But I gota drive like 30 minutes to get them. They both work but one has a cracked crystal. Is it worth it?
Well I picked them up yesterday.
They're not in as good of shape I had thought, the boxes have some wear and the twisted lug doesn't have any springs for the band. It also has a bit of rust on the winding stem??
Both watches are 21 jewels, I think the twisted lug one is a 10AE or something, I didn't take the movements out for pictures unfortunately. I do know that both movements are very clean and shiney!
Both watches have a bit of wear, the square one has a liiiiitle bit of brassing, the knotted lug might be ok though.
Both work as advertised and seem to keep decent time. While it wasn't as sweet of a deal as I thought it was, I suppose I could at the very least double
I'll get movement shots tomorrow, I promise!......Wait, wait.......esrange....you drove 30 whole miles ( all by yourself ?) and paid 20 bucks each for those 2 Bulovas? .........yikes ! .....h*** I wooda gone just for the knotted lugs one ! .....
those boxes are great ......so stylish ......
and did you get the watch that was on the table with the chewed up tan band ? .....I thought that one looked interesting too .....
you got a great deal .......and tween you , me and the fence post.......I could easily get 125 to 150 for the knotted lugs one alone ......and 21 jewels ? .....
That's why I usually say Elgin made the only US-designed and built automatics.I’ve seen many comments that Elgin made the only US manufactured self-winding movement but Bulova built at least 5 of its automatic movements in the US including 2 that had date complications. I believe they were all based on Swiss designs however so Elgin holds that honor alone. Joel
Wow, I didn't know that! :thumbup1:From what I can dig up, Bulova started making movements in the US sometime in the 30’s. Probably starting with the 10AN which they had been making in Switzerland since 1925. Their next Anerican movement was the 7AK witch was exclusively made here. From 10AN production they moved on to the 10AE in the late 30’s, the 10AX just before the war, and the 10AK and 10AKCSH through the war until 1950. The 7AK seems to be solely a 21j movement but the rest were made in a variety of jewel counts with 21 being the highest. It’s quite a challenge collecting Bulova movements especially keeping the US and Swiss productions straight. I’ve seen many comments that Elgin made the only US manufactured self-winding movement but Bulova built at least 5 of its automatic movements in the US including 2 that had date complications. I believe they were all based on Swiss designs however so Elgin holds that honor alone. Joel