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    WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s1600

    Just found this beauty today and although it needs serviced badly, it also will need new hands and most likely a new dial.


    Anyone know where to get NOS parts for these?

    Also was the crystal originally yellow or is that from the radium or time or something? if so, I'll need a new one of those too.

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    Re: WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s

    That crystal is the cause of the rust on the hands - change it asap. Dial is probably better than it looks. Hands might be ok with some TLC,

    Bits come up all the time on ebay - also, dash-2 are good people to try.

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    Re: WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    Dial is probably better than it looks. Hands might be ok with some TLC,
    Hi there,

    I agree with Trim, I think the dial might be ok under there... the same with the hands (second hand might need some serious TLC though)....

    The acrylic crystal has gone yellow - no saving that - and with a new clear crystal, which any watch repairer should be able to do (could fit a generic crystal for the time being), the watch will look 100% better...
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    Re: WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s

    Your best bet is to find a copy of the A11 service manual, and do google/ebay searches for the military part numbers; that'll keep the watch "authentic" (especially for the case/dial/hands, which I think were specific to the military). The movement is a fairly standard Bulova, so standard Bulova parts work there.
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    Re: WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s

    Hi there, I would follow the above advice, needs to have crystal replaced, and a service job. I would not change the hands, dial looks a little pimply but thats OK!.

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    Re: WWII Bulova Type A-11http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iPLxULrm6Ec/TnUsujsZoII/AAAAAAAABHU/7sygWjD9nXk/s

    All restored! Just got it back thursday. New NOS dial, replacement second and minute hand and total cleaning and oil...
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