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A monocoque Bulova where the movement rattles in the case.

Does anybody know how the movement is secured in the case?

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I replaced the acrylic but the movement still moves. There does not seem to space between the bezel and case for a seal or anything to trap the movement.

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Could be a part you can't see rattling around as opposed to the whole movement.

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There should be a inner crystal ring, this keeps the crystal tight in the bezel, and pushes against the dial slightly.
 

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Agree with Bobbee, its probably missing a spacer/reflector ring to keep the dial from moving. Also whats with that second hand?
 

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That poor watch has been abused. A rattle may not be the
biggest issue.

Not just the second hand. The minute hand way is also too short.
The hour hand is bent. One of the lugs took a big hit, and the
crown doesn't match the case.

On the positive the crystal looks clear, but is that original case?


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Not entirely sure, but shouldn't there be case clamps of some sort inside to prevent the movement from jumping around?

Talking about the movement side, not the dial side.............
 

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That poor watch has been abused. A rattle may not be the
biggest issue.

Not just the second hand. The minute hand way is also too short.
The hour hand is bent. One of the lugs took a big hit, and the
crown doesn't match the case.

On the positive the crystal looks clear, but is that original case?


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rationaltime
Yes I agree it certainly looks like it has been through the wars.
The hands are not original, all four lugs are bent, some more than others and the crown is the wrong one.

So far I've service it to get the movement working and replaced the crystal.
The lugs I'm going to leave alone because I'm to scared I'll snap them off. They look too fragile with small gaps between them and the case.
Got some vintage hands that I think will be more appropriate.

As for the case I don't know if it matches that dial. But it is a Bulova case. Year mark is L7 (1957) and case serial # : B936364. The movement is a Bulova 11AC.
It is 10K rolled Au.

I'll measure the bezel and see if there is room for reflector/spacer.

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Your watch is a President model, and the movement and crown are perfectly correct for this model, although the hands are not.
Try a thin, flat gasket between dial edge and bezel.
 
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