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Vintage Bulova Watch Help please TIA :)

Vintage Bulova Watch Help please TIA :)

endofcentury
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Hi,
I'm out of my element when it comes to watches. I have this watch with original box, Bulova with markings all over it.

I can pull out the button and I can move the time, it seems to be a wind up, but only turns 6-7 times, then will go no further.

Do you think this is a battery operated watch or winding? I have no idea.

On back of watch face is stamped BULOVA L9
10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE & M70312

Then on the clasp is marked 1/20 12KGF. WEST GERMANY.

Would there be an interest in this? It isn't ticking after I wind it? Thanks for ANY help Smiley Happy

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in reply to Mar 21, 2009 4:08:14 PM
afantiques
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It is mechanical. Wear it for a few hours, the warmth and movement may get it going if it is merely gummed up from lack of use.

Very modest value. I usually buy these in 9 to 18k gold for a bit less than the melt value of the strap and case. Yours is gold filled, or rolled gold, similar to gold plating. Thicker than plating but still negligible gold content.

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in reply to Mar 21, 2009 5:28:38 PM
endofcentury
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Thank you kindly afantiques! It must of been for a tiny wristed woman, I can't even wrap it around my wrist. I appreciate you taking the time to help, thanks! Smiley Happy
My daughter is wearing it now. Let's hope it works. Photobucket

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in reply to Mar 21, 2009 6:36:49 PM
endofcentury
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Just a quick update, the watch works! Exactly how you said it would, with warmth and movement, it's ticking away. Thank you so much! Photobucket

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