Thursday, April 5, 2012

1959 Bulova Retro Wrist Watch

Found this old Bulova wrist watch at a local antique shop for $20.  It was not running but had a good balance staff.  After tearing it down and cleaning the movement was able to get this retro watch up and running!  

The movement is very slim and it was surprisingly easy to work with given my background in amateur pocket watch repair.

The crystal and dial of the watch exude the boldness of the 1950's.  It will go well with driving a classic car (if i had one), operating 1950's tube equipment, swing dancing, or drinking a martini.

Check out this vintage Bulova watch commercial: