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I have an old old old, guessing 30's Bulova, doesn't work, wondering if its worth anything, or worth fixing. The back is engraved with a family member's name, no idea who the family member is, y grand father gave this watch to me about 30 years ago, he didn't remember who the family member was either, off the boat Pollack was our best guess.

 

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It doesn't look beyond repair. Any scratches on the face?
 

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A good cleaning and oiling will cost you almost $100. If something has to be fixed or replaced it will be more.
 

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If it were me I'd fix it and pass it down the family line.
 

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I've been meaning to take it to the jeweler who done some stuff for me in the past, just keep forgetting about it. I'm guessing its worth about what it costs to fix.
 

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When you find it does it make any noise like its trying to run?
 

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Looks almost like the Bulova square deco.
 

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Its a late 30's, mid 40's Bulova tank, probably 10k gold filled. They were pretty popular, and there is still quite a few out there. I have owned and sold probably half a dozen, with prices ranging(depending on cond of course) from $60.00 to 300.00, but the latter had a 14k case, not a plated one. They are neat watches, and keep pretty good time when running properly. Its probably a 7AK movement, which were pretty reliable. I would fix it if you can.
 

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Its a late 30's, mid 40's Bulova tank, probably 10k gold filled. They were pretty popular, and there is still quite a few out there. I have owned and sold probably half a dozen, with prices ranging(depending on cond of course) from $60.00 to 300.00, but the latter had a 14k case, not a plated one. They are neat watches, and keep pretty good time when running properly. Its probably a 7AK movement, which were pretty reliable. I would fix it if you can.
Great info for the OP'er. You familiar with Farfalla Clock Co. in Goshen?
 

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Its a late 30's, mid 40's Bulova tank, probably 10k gold filled. They were pretty popular, and there is still quite a few out there. I have owned and sold probably half a dozen, with prices ranging(depending on cond of course) from $60.00 to 300.00, but the latter had a 14k case, not a plated one. They are neat watches, and keep pretty good time when running properly. Its probably a 7AK movement, which were pretty reliable. I would fix it if you can.
cool, thanks
 
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