Liban is not that well known but this is probably the fourth I repaired. All of them were Art Deco style watches or smaller dress watches.
This one did run but only intermittently. The movement is the AS 1200.
The winding stem was also too short so the crown couldn’t be pushed back in enough.
As a result, the watch was always in the time setting mode unless you pushed the crown and turned it at the same time.
The movement is heavily tarnished and discoloured. I don’t know what would’ve caused this. It’s mainly focussed around pivot holes, bearing jewels and around the edge of the plate.
Perhaps someone cleaned it with the wrong kind of cleaning solution.
Bulova is an American brand that we don’t see too often in Europe. The brand is probably best known for the Accutron, the electronic tuning fork watch of the 50s. In the 1930s and 1940s however, Bulova was known for rectangular gold-filled watches. They continued to produce similar models until the 1960s. This is a “21st Century” art deco style watch with a 10K rolled gold plated case. Vintage Bulova watches have a date code that you can use to date a model. The date code is L7 which dates this Bulova art deco to 1957.
The movement is the in-house Bulova 11AC. The watch didn’t run and the crystal was in a bad shape.
I had this Getra art deco watch on the bench. It’s a German brand from Pforzheim. It runs ok (especially for a movement this old) but it was in a sorry state. The sub second hand was missing, the hour hand and minute hand had lost some lume and the crystal was frosted with scratches. I decided to restore it.
Getra art deco in a rough shape