I caught this 1940 Bulova in the 'bay quite a while back. Not a great picture - didn't pay much. I was mostly planning on hi-grading some of the bracelet clasp parts for my engraved Senator with a similar bracelet.
It came in pretty tough looking. Quite dirty...
Opened it up and found a Bulova 10AX 15j movement. A puff with the blower allowed me to determine that the roller jewel was missing. But I decided that under the dirt was a nice little watch.
So I took it too pieces, replaced the roller table and the mainspring. Cleaned and lubricated.
Tried to clean the dial. Made some progress but traded yellowed/dirty for lighter but with some speckling...
Cleaned up the case with a little polish and elbow grease. Still needs a new crystal but that will wait until I am ordering several together. Came together nice I think.
Running for regulation now. Looking like it is going to be in the order of +20 sec/day.
Hope you enjoyed the show...