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Date/Report Number …..011213.FNT5HY.04 Item:  1965 GOLD PLATED BULOVA 30 JEWEL AUTO M5
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1965 HEAVY GOLD PLATED BULOVA30 JEWEL M5 MULTIPLE ADJUSTMENT Gold Steel Beryllium Bronze AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH 33.5 X 38 MM W/O CROWN  CONDITION NEAR MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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30 JEWELS - Balance With Sunk Adjustment Screws
Kif-Duofix Combined Settings For Seconds - - And Escapement
Wheel -Barrel With Jewel Bearings - Rotor With Heavy-Metal
Weight- Selfwinding Gear From Beryllium Bronze
Indirect Minute With Clearance-Free Gear
(Minute Wheel With Spring Suspension)

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1965
HEAVY GOLD PLATED
BULOVA
30 JEWEL
M5
  MULTIPLE ADJUSTMENT
Gold Steel Beryllium Bronze
AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH

33.5 X 38 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

BULOVA
ULTIMATE CALIBER
10COAC
30 JEWEL
AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
Balance With Sunk Adjustment Screws
Kif-Duofix Combined Settings For Seconds
- And Escapement Wheel
Barrel With Jewel Bearings
Rotor With Heavy-Metal Weight
Selfwinding Gear From Beryllium Bronze
Indirect Minute With Clearance-Free Gear
(Minute Wheel With Spring Suspension)

AND

DOUBLE
STITCHED & PADDED
HAND MADE IN ITALY
BLACK LIZARD STRAP
WITH
GOLD FINISHED BUCKLE

 

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THIS BULOVA WAS IN
POOR YET SOLID CONDITION

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COMPLETE STRIP DOWN


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DIAL WAS CLEANED
WITH
SILICONE TREATMENT

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HAND POLISHED  METAL
RING, HANDS, NAME PLATE & MARKERS

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A FINE MINIATURE BRUSH
ALLOWED THE CLEANING
OF THE GROOVES
IN THE
OFF-WHITE DIAL

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&
THE ORIGINAL
TRITIUM/RADIUM
DOTS
WERE LEFT
LIKE NEW


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THE CASE HAD NO
HIGH RELIEF

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CORNER/EDGE/LUG
WEAR

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AFTER CLEANING
ALL THAT REMAINED
WAS
AN AWESOME
HEAVY GOLD PLATED CASE

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THEN I ELECTRO CLEANED
WITH
TRIPLE PROCESS FINISH
INCLUDING
CYANIDE BOMBING

DO NOT DO THIS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS. WE ARE ONLY PROVIDING THE BASIC CONCEPT AND NOT THE PROCEDURE OR EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS TASK. IT SHOULD ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED UNDER STRICT CONTROLS, GUIDELINES, THE PROPER EQUIPMENT AND SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE. EXPENSIVE HIGH GLOSS GOLD JEWELRY SOLD IN HIGH END SHOPS UNDERGO THIS PROCEDURE. THE ITEM REMAINS HIGH GLOSS UNTIL CASE REPAIRS, HIGH HEAT (LIKE REPAIRING A LUG) OR INTENSE BUFFING OCCURS. USING POLISHING CLOTHS WILL NOT HARM THE FINISH.

AFTER LIGHTLY POLISHING THE CASE, THE CASE IS SUBMERGED IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND THEN A CYANIDE SOLUTION IS ADDED. RESULTING IN AN "EXPLOSION" THAT REMOVES IMPURITIES, EXCESS SOLDER AND SOME OF THE GOLD. IN THE PROCESS, THE COPPER COLORING IS REDUCED.

NOTE: THE RESULTING LIQUID CANNOT BE "DUMPED", PLACED IN A DRAIN OR "THROWN OUT". IT MUST BE BROUGHT TO A GOLD REFINER.

 

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THE FINISH IS ABSOLUTELY

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IN MINT LIKE CONDITION

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THE STRAP IS THE BEST
YOU CAN INVEST IN
HAND MADE, TOP
QUALITY PARTS
AND
MATERIALS


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THE STRAP
IS ONE
OF OUT BEST
HAND MADE
IN
ITALY
AND NOT
IN CHINA
GENUINE LIZARD
WATCH STRAP

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PADDED AND DOUBLE STITCHED BY HAND
DUAL HAND SEWN KEEPERS
[NOT GLUED]

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STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WITH
STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW DOWN RING

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CASE BACK SIGNED

BULOVA
SHOCK RESISTANT
ANTI-MAGNETIC
WATER PROOF
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
H520857
M5
[ 1965 ]

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CONDITION IS MINTY

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2563
BEZEL 0015 GOLD
ELECTROPLATE
BY BULOVA

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 CASE BEFORE RESTORATION

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CASE AFTER RESTORATION

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BULOVA 10COAC
WITH 30 JEWELS THIS BULOVA WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN 1965 --
AND IT WAS NOT 30 JEWELS AS A SALES GIMMICK.. BULOVA JEWELED
EVERY WEAR POINT INCLUDING THE BARREL. A SPECIAL HEAVY METAL BALANCE,
BERYLLIUM [LIKE PATEK] BRONZE GEARS, KIF-DUOFIX SETTING FOR SECONDS
AND ESCAPEMENT WHEEL. MINUTE WHEEL WITH SPRING AND MORE.
THIS MOVEMENT WAS A LEAP FROM THE 21 AND 25 JEWEL 5 ADJUSTMENT
MOVEMENT USED IN THE FAMOUS 1955 -1959 BULOVA SUNBURST!


Features
automatic
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4.55mm
30 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 36h

30 JEWELS
Balance With Sunk Adjustment Screws
Kif-Duofix Combined Settings For Seconds
- And Escapement Wheel
Barrel With Jewel Bearings
Rotor With Heavy-Metal Weight
Selfwinding Gear From Beryllium Bronze
Indirect Minute With Clearance-Free Gear
(Minute Wheel With Spring Suspension)

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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