Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

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    Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    I picked up a couple of watches today and would appreciate if anyone could tell me anything about them. Thanks in advance.










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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    Thanks for posting.
    The Timexes look like 1970s models, the Gruen probably from the 1960s and the Bulova from the 1950s. Is there a two character code like L4 on the Bulova case?

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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    Thanks for the reply, The two charactor code on the backcase of the bulova is L7. The bulova is the smallest watch , Do you know if it is a mens or ladies watch ?
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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    So it was made in 1957 then. Definitely a man's watch.

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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    Thank you .
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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    The Bulova has a really nice dial & the Gruen would be transformed by having a new crystal fitted. Nice watches!

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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    I have the same Timex automatic, you can tell the date of manufacture and movement number by the numbers at the bottom of dial. Last two digits are the year. The Timex's used a no jewel movement so if the are working, great! If not then it usually time for a new one. Mine is in perfect condition except the date wheel is bad. The other Timex I really don't know, the picture is not good enough to tell any thing. Got a better picture? I will try to post a photo...
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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    I just found this old post and just wanted to thank everyone for their responses. I want to add that I am amazed that with just a little shake these watches start running again as if they were made yesterday.

    Any idea were I can go to get these watches restored, I live in New York.

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    Re: Estate sale, Timex-Bulova-Gruen

    Please check our Links and Articles subforum where you can find a post on watchmakers in your area.

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