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PostSubject: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeTue Mar 02, 2010 11:05 pm

This just got serviced, a 1963 Bulova. It is very thin, 2mm body section on the sides, 5-6mm overall height. This one is tiny at 33mm and 36mm with crown. Almost did not send this one in for service but too nice to just throw it away. Dial is not perfect, but shows a little age. Center section pops out of the outer frame. Sorry no before (can't find them) and no movement (sealed cup...not taking it apart) but just an interesting 47 year old watch.

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 12:01 am

Very beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 12:55 am

Very cool, remember the days all the watch companies tried to make the thinnest automatic watches! those were real pieces of art! these big huge cases are a piece of cake nowadays! Thats why you wont ever find a 50mm Patek! Awesome watch brother!
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 2:24 am

. . . . yet another gem!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 2:33 am

What a watch Gary ! 1963 Bulova Icon_cheers A flawless example of simplicity and elegance !
The thin case IS amazing ! While the classic dial has it all covered, from
the great looking numbers to those perfect hands. Also like those dots
behind the numbers, as well as the sub-dial ! NICE strap by the way too !
It must be FUN having this Bulova ! 1963 Bulova Icon_biggrin

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 11:10 am

Classic, simplistic and very clean. Great watch and thanks for sharing Gary!
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeWed Mar 03, 2010 11:20 am

Great looking watch and that strap texture is great!

You know, there have ALWAYS been BIG DUDES and if they wore a watch, it was between 33-35mm.... 1963 Bulova Icon_scratch

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 9:45 am

Hey I just found the before shots I took, so here is a before and after:

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 10:17 am

Now that is what I call and XTREME makeover!

Ballpark, how much does something like that cost, the refurbishing?

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 10:43 am

$100 , I had the hands relumed that why it cost so much... 1963 Bulova Icon_lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 10:45 am

sixtysix wrote:
$100 , I had the hands relumed that why it cost so much... 1963 Bulova Icon_lol

Looks like money well spent IMO!

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 1:01 pm

That's a really nice, clean look, Gary. I've found those smaller cases go best with a long-sleeved shirt (for me, at least).
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 4:11 pm

Oh boy Gary ! It looks BRAND NEW !!! 1963 Bulova Icon_cheers Woohoo !!!
CONGRATULATIONS ! It really did come out GREAT ! 1963 Bulova 803574

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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2010 3:25 am

Love 3 things about that Bulova...the subdial seconds hand, the font (art deco?), and the beautiful profile saucer shape! (also the year 1963...my grandfather had celebrated his 100th birthday and came to visit us in Sacramento in that year! We had moved from Vancouer, Canada to hot Sacramento!)
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2010 3:27 am

very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeMon Feb 21, 2011 8:54 am

i'm wearing this one today from 1961............nice makeover gary


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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeMon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 am

Yours is in great shape too!!

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i'm wearing this one today from 1961............nice makeover gary


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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeMon Feb 21, 2011 3:35 pm

Yeah, that's a keeper all right, Gary...a very interesting bezel/case. I'm also a big fan of vintage watches with numerals instead of just
markers, especially when they're made of raised steel or gold.

Not sure how much of a purist you are, but if you're so inclined, Kirk Rich Dial could refinish that dial to perfection - - original dial, just
refinished...silver, white, black, whatever. They just refinished this one for me (which was very aged and cruddy when I bought it):

1963 Bulova OM20
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PostSubject: Re: 1963 Bulova   1963 Bulova Icon_minitimeMon Feb 21, 2011 9:35 pm

Hey gary, its great to see these old vintage watches being restored and brought back to life. thanks for the great pics, enjoy this one. Steve
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