20 Most Recent Bulova 96R19 Wrist Watch Questions & Answers

Watch shops use a press to put backs on. Some will snap on using your thumbs, other need the press to apply more force.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

Hi Maureen, The first thing i would have checked is the battery strap if there is one to make sure it is properly fitted over the battery. Other than that as long as the batteries were from a reputable jeweler, it seem as if you watch may need a movement cleaning and or repair it could possibly be the coil. Most of our watch cleanings run around $80.00 but we do all repairs by estimate. Thank you! Lisa

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013

I have read the instruction for this watch and I am surprised how little they tell you!

The description of the watch does not say if it is automatic or battery driven so I shall give you two alternatives to try:-

1) If it is battery driven, then there may be a wedge under the winder to prevent it going into the running position (to save the battery while it is on the shelf). Pull this out and push the winder home.

2) If it is automatic, then it is mechanically driven by a spring and needs to be wound up. This is done by either turning the winding knob or gently shaking it from side to side form some minutes. Once going, such a watch needs to be worn daily to keep it running. They will normally run for 1 - 2 days before stopping when not being worn.

If you were not given instructions with your watch, you can get them from their web site http://www.bulova.com/brands/bulova/product.aspx?origin=sku&sku=96R19&brand=bulova.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Usually you would need a watchmakers press for closing the watch back. Without proper tools it is quite difficult, but you can try the following. Take a leather belt and lay it flush on an even, solid surface (stable table will do). Undo the strap (both ends) from watch case by pushing spring bars inwards with pen knife. Lay the watch crystal face down on the leather belt. Belt must be wider than watch itself and the leather must be quite hard and even, not soft. Find the small groove on watch case back and align it very carefully to the watch's winding stem, so, the stem goes directly in the middle in protrusion. Slightly push the case back into the watch case at that groove point and gradually apply pressure with fingers going all way around the case back. Use your body weight if needed. You should hear "click" sound when the case back jumps in to place. If this does not work, there is no other way, but to go and see watchmaker. Hope it will work for you.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010

Go to <A href="http://www.bulova.com/brands/bulova/product.aspx?origin=sku&amp;sku=96R19&amp;brand=bulova">http://www.bulova.com/brands/bulova/product.aspx?origin=sku&amp;sku=96R19&amp;brand=bulova</A> and you will see a menu which includes "operating instructions" which you can download.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Aug 25, 2010

Follow instructions on this link:


Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

Unless it is stamped on the back of the watch, you will have to contact Bulova at the following link:


Best regards.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010

A general observation - Take you watch to a shop to have it done professionally. Some watches are difficult to get into and there are lots of pitfalls for the unwary. I've seen far too many watches ruined by people wanting to save a bit of money by trying to change batteries themselves.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010

On this type of watch, you would normally remove sections of the bracelet to tighten it although there is sometimes scope for small adjustment in the clasp itself. This is a fiddly job, and my best advice to you would be to take the watch to your local watch repair/watchmakers/jewellers shop and get them to do it for you - it shouldn't cost you much and hopefully they'd do a professional job.

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010

You can get instructions from their web site by going to http://www.bulova.com/brands/bulova/product.aspx?origin=sku&sku=96R19&brand=bulova and cliscking on "instructions".

Bulova 96R19... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010

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