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Elwood
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Just like buses

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 00:58
I don't tend to get ill very often though my body tends to make the most of it when I do. I picked up a stomach bug at Christmas, couldn't eat for days then bagged a cold which is only just going now. I've not really had the energy to make many meaningful posts, though it's not stopped some very worth while watch activities going on Very Happy

With it being my 40th next month, I thought I'd treat myself to something I consider a little special, a Bulova Accutron. I bought it from another forum member and it arrived a week ago. I must say, it was packaged and had clearly been well cared for.



The watch itself doesn't fit in with my usual tastes with it being bi-metal, though I absolutely love it. It's a cracking watch in absolutely great condition, a real pleasure to wear.  To me, the delicate use of gold for the hands, markers, bezel, crown and bracelet links are a perfect compliment the stainless steel case and and black dial. There's something enjoyable about listening to it's hum too. The best bit is, I was on the look out for a birth year watch with no joy though when I checked the Bulova year code it's made in 1977, perfect.

Anyway, enthused by this, it led to me getting two other watches repaired which hadn't worked in a while, both brilliant watches in their own way, though completely different. I'm pretty chuffed about the Citizen wingman as I'd taken it to several watch repairers who said it was beyond repair, though I'd been playing around with it and somehow got most of its features working again other than the hour hand. Now it's fully working again for the first time in five years.


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Re: Just like buses

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 09:24


Your new Bulova Accutron is stunning. The balance of the gold and steel is spot on and just perfect with the black dial. That's a watch that will always feel special on the wrist with the added bonus of it dating to your birth year. Very Happy

Heaven knows how you got the Citizen back to any type of working order. scratch It looks to be complicated to use (for me at least) never mind repair. Great feeling though that after five years it's fully back to life so it can be used and enjoyed.

The other repaired watch is also pretty smart and merited the tlc. Can't fully make out what's on the dial but looks to be from the 1970s as well.

Your only problem now is choosing which of them to wear. Very Happy

Hope you continue to feel / get better & avoid any more of these winter bugs. Whilst under the weather you've done really well with your new watch and getting the two others restored.


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Re: Just like buses

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 09:39
one of the best excuses to buy a watch EVER ! lol! but a beauty
hope your back to 100% soon
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Re: Just like buses

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 12:28
Cheers guys, I'm getting there, just a niggly cough. I also have no idea what I did to fix the citizen. I shorted the battery, as per it's instructions then pressed on a couple of things and it just started working again. The third watch is also a Bulova, it's an automatic from 1972
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Re: Just like buses

on Tue Jan 17 2017, 15:02
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Elwood wrote:Cheers guys, I'm  getting there,  just a niggly cough.  I also have no idea what I did to fix the citizen.  I shorted the battery, as per it's instructions then pressed on a couple of things and it just started working again. The third watch is also a Bulova, it's an automatic from 1972

The Citizen is a definite result specially after being told it was beyond repair. Just shows randomly pressing buttons can work wonders. Very Happy
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Re: Just like buses

on Thu Jan 19 2017, 19:25
Glad you like it, that one I will miss a lot.
Wear in hopefully good health.
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Re: Just like buses

on Fri Jan 20 2017, 19:45
PC-Magician wrote:Glad you like it, that one I will miss a lot.
Wear in hopefully good health.

Cheers, well my health has only improved since I've owned the watch that's for sure! Hopefully it's a good omen too. . We'll, I wore the citizen for a day or two though put the Accutron back on and have worn it non stop for about a week. Sometimes you yearn for a watch for years then owning it is an anti climax. Owning this Accutron was more of an impulse thing though hasn't ceased to impress, it certainly is cherished.
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Re: Just like buses

on Fri Jan 20 2017, 21:17
Elwood wrote:
PC-Magician wrote:Glad you like it, that one I will miss a lot.
Wear in hopefully good health.

Cheers, well my health has only improved since I've owned the watch that's for sure! Hopefully it's a good omen too. .  We'll, I wore the citizen for a day or two though put the Accutron back on and have worn it non stop for about a week.  Sometimes you yearn for a watch for years then owning it is an anti climax. Owning this Accutron was more of an impulse thing though hasn't ceased to impress, it certainly is cherished.

That my friend is good to know, I had a feeling it was going to a good home and that makes me very happy.
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