Continue Reading Bulova watches that were manufactured between 19 feature a symbol on the watch case that identifies the manufacture date.
If you have a name brand watch like Longines, Seiko, Citizen, Pulsar, Lorus, Bulova, the generic direct matching movement could be obtained and the price might be actually lower than buying the original manufacturers movement or replacement parts and fixing the watch.
How to Open a Watch Back Locate the screw to be loosened if it is a threaded type or locate the dimple that you need to push to remove the stem.
Removing a Watch Stem – Screw Type or Removing a Watch Stem – Push Button Type Removal Remove the movement ring, hands and then the dial.
This is the first step to removing the old movement out of the watch case.
There is sometimes no easy solution to fixing the failed movement.
When you have a watch that has an older mechanical movement, parts can be very difficult or impossible to find and replacing the original movement with a quartz electronic movement is sometimes the only solution.
There are several things that you will have to look for and measure.
First look under the balance wheel (The circular piece that looks like it has hair wound around the middle) to see if there are any symbols and numbers.
Joseph Bulova began manufacturing and selling watches in 1875 in Lower Manhattan.