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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    I would like your assistance, that being said, it really comes down to price. There is a slippery slope in restoration costs and sensibility. What would you estimate the repair to be. Thank you for taking a vested interest in my little challenge Brian
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    I am in Raleigh NC. The feedback I received from two watch repair facilities was I need a balance. One shop quoted me $150 for a new balance complete, $175 to service the watch, $75 for a new crystal. Needless to say I was not born yesterday.
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    Dear Cort, The watch repairman I am using indicate I need a balance complete, perhaps that is because what your suggesting is beyond their expertise. Do you know someone who I could send it too ?
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    See pics below. The balance does not swing at all.
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    My dilemma is that I have a 9AT movement that needs a complete balance. I am of the understanding from my watch repairman that is what I need to get the watch operational.
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    Of course it would be reserved for them only. This journey has taken more twist and turns. Patience will be my friend
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    Thank you, now I just to locate one of those! Off on another hunt. I appreciate the tip.
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    Watch Help Bulova 9AT

    Good day, I am seeking one of two parts. I am looking for a complete balance fora Bulova 9AT or a 9AT movement. My watch repairman accidentally damaged mine. I have looked in the usual places and this is why I am here. I would appreciate any insight Are there compatible complete balances that I...
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    Solid Gold Elgin In a “Book Box”

    Good morning, Is this watch / box set that hard to identify? I thought for sure an Elgin collector would surface with some knowledge about this odd combination
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    Solid Gold Elgin In a “Book Box”

    Good Day, I acquired this watch in an obscure auction. The movement dates this watch to 1938. Its packaging is what is a mystery. It is shaped like a book. On the spine is Elgin. i would love to know more. The Book Box is in remarkable condition. you can use the pictures to evaluate the...
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    Solid 14 Karat Green Gold Bulova

    I was hoping to get more information about the watch pictured. It has been difficult finding any information. it is a solid 14 karat green gold white and black enameled bezel tonneau watch. I would appreciate any information.
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    Federal Crystal Cross Reference

    I need a crystal. The one I need I have a Federal Number for, but I need the equivalent in another brand / source. I hope you can help T11-230174 It is for the Bulova watch pictured below
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    18K Rose/White/Yellow Gruen Quadron

    I have just acquired a Special Gruen Quadron. I am looking to restore this proud Gruen from the forgotten ranks. I have sent the dial to ID for a new refinish with a pink / salmon colored dial. You can see the attached picture for reference. I am seeking period correct hands that would...
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted I have attached Pictures below, I hope this helps.
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted This is what I need according to my watch repair guru: My movement is 32MM The length of the balance bridge is 28MM The diameter of the complete balance is 10MM I need a mainspring, balance bridge and balance complete. I would appreciate your help
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted I may have posted this question twice, please feel fee to delete it. I am in search for Hebdomas parts. I need a complete balance. I would appreciate any direction that someone could give me. As always, thank you for your help!
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted I am looking for Hebdomas parts, I have recently acquired Trench style watch that is in need on a new complete balance. I would appreciate any direction. Does anyone know of a good source? Thank you in advance
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    American PW Waltham Sterling Silver Depollier 3/0

    I am looking to replace the hands on the watch and a new dial. The movement number is 19585737. I would appreciate your help
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted I have another project that I am working on. I am looking for a new dial and period correct hands. The movement number is 19585737. Please contact me. It is a Depollier case as well .
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Watch Parts Wanted I am search for some Gruen Quadron Hands. I have attached pictures of the dials that are being considered for my restoration. I do need the hands that are not luminous. I hope someone can help me. It is very difficult to source hands for a 90 year old watch. The other...

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