Bulova 17

Bulova wristwatch M4 won't run HELP!?

I have a Bulova men's wristwatch which looks in great shape. I removed the back and it is 17 jeweled winding watch M4. I wound the stem counterclockwise and it does not watch to run. The stem does not want to move in the clockwise motion-it seems tight. Is there something I can do or need to do? Any help or guidance would be much appreciated. I really do not want to take it to a watch repair place.

You probably will have to take it to a watch repair place. My guess is the stem and crown has been stripped and will need to be replaced. Depending on the damage the movement might be toast as well as a new stem will not fit in it properly. You can open up the caseback to look, but doing so yourself can void the warranty if there still is one

Plus, anytime you open up the caseback, you want to be sure to replace the rubber gasket on the back to the watch remains sealed and water resistant.

If you do take it to a shop, I recommend Precision Time. They have 85 stores across the country and a mail-in repair shop.

http://precisiontimeco.com/watch-repair/

Good luck!

A986 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 11AFAG
A986 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 11AFAG
$15.00
Time Remaining: 13h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Bulova 17 jewel watch movement with black dial ref  13AL
Bulova 17 jewel watch movement with black dial ref 13AL
$19.15 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h 31m

B2 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 6BPA
B2 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 6BPA
$10.00
Time Remaining: 16h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

5AN BULOVA LADIES UNADJUSTED 17 JEWEL WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT WATCH PARTS
5AN BULOVA LADIES UNADJUSTED 17 JEWEL WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT WATCH PARTS
$29.99
Time Remaining: 17h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

B23 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 6COAC
B23 VINTAGE BULOVA AUTOMATIC WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CALIBER 6COAC
$9.60
Time Remaining: 23h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $9.60

Bulova 17AH Pocket Watch Movement Spare Parts Repair
Bulova 17AH Pocket Watch Movement Spare Parts Repair
$52.00
Time Remaining: 23h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $52.00

Vintage 1979 Bulova Ambassador 17 Jewel Automatic 2892 Eta Movement
Vintage 1979 Bulova Ambassador 17 Jewel Automatic 2892 Eta Movement
$20.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 15m

Vintage 1982 Bulova Ambassador 17 Jewel 2892 Eta Movement
Vintage 1982 Bulova Ambassador 17 Jewel 2892 Eta Movement
$16.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 29m

VINTAGE 384MM BULOVA OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT GRADE 17AH FOR REPAIRS
VINTAGE 384MM BULOVA OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT GRADE 17AH FOR REPAIRS
$129.60
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $129.60

Watches lot repairs parts Timex 17jewel Caravelle QQ Bulova Rumours Gruen vintag
Watches lot repairs parts Timex 17jewel Caravelle QQ Bulova Rumours Gruen vintag
$5.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 54m

BULOVA 6AH Swiss 17j movement  m113
BULOVA 6AH Swiss 17j movement m113
$7.29
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 30m

BULOVA 7AM 1946 Swiss 17j movement  m32
BULOVA 7AM 1946 Swiss 17j movement m32
$7.29
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 30m

BULOVA 5AB Swiss 17j movement  m20
BULOVA 5AB Swiss 17j movement m20
$7.29
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 30m

BULOVA 7AM Swiss 17j movement  m97
BULOVA 7AM Swiss 17j movement m97
$7.29
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 30m

BULOVA 5BC N0 Swiss 17j Windup movement  m313
BULOVA 5BC N0 Swiss 17j Windup movement m313
$7.29
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 30m

BULOVA 6BL Swiss 17j L4 movement  m250
BULOVA 6BL Swiss 17j L4 movement m250
$7.29
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 20m

Bulova 17j mod10BH Running Nice
Bulova 17j mod10BH Running Nice
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 46m

Bulova 17j Automatic WWatch Sweep Sec  Date Nice Dial Running
Bulova 17j Automatic WWatch Sweep Sec Date Nice Dial Running
$60.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00

Caravelle Division of Bulova 17j OF pWatch 146150 modnice condition
Caravelle Division of Bulova 17j OF pWatch 146150 modnice condition
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

Fantastic Lot of 6 Small VTG Mechanical Watch Movenments Swiss  Bulova 17 23J
Fantastic Lot of 6 Small VTG Mechanical Watch Movenments Swiss Bulova 17 23J
$0.01
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 17m

Vintage Bulova Minty Copper 17 Jewels Movement Womens
Vintage Bulova Minty Copper 17 Jewels Movement Womens
$24.91
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $24.91

Bulova 7AM AS 1001 17j Swiss Ladies Wrist Watch Movement For Parts Repair
Bulova 7AM AS 1001 17j Swiss Ladies Wrist Watch Movement For Parts Repair
$19.99
Time Remaining: 3d 38m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Bulova wristwatch 11AFC 17J  WC26
Bulova wristwatch 11AFC 17J WC26
$4.99
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 33m

NOS Bulova 10BNCH Large Watch Crown Hack Military Parts Repair 3818A A17 Restore
NOS Bulova 10BNCH Large Watch Crown Hack Military Parts Repair 3818A A17 Restore
$14.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Bulova 6AH 17J watch movement c w face
Bulova 6AH 17J watch movement c w face
$2.99
Time Remaining: 3d 15h

Vintage Bulova 10BM 17 Jewel Movement
Vintage Bulova 10BM 17 Jewel Movement
$7.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 14m

LOT Of 6 2 BULOVA ELGIN GRANT 17 JEWEL FRED BELAY MOVEMENTS STEAMPUNK JEWELRY
LOT Of 6 2 BULOVA ELGIN GRANT 17 JEWEL FRED BELAY MOVEMENTS STEAMPUNK JEWELRY
$4.90
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 21m

6CD SWISS BULOVA 17 JEWEL WATCH MOVEMENT
6CD SWISS BULOVA 17 JEWEL WATCH MOVEMENT
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Vintage Bulova 7BSC Watch Movement Manual 17 Jewel Unadjusted Swiss Parts Repair
Vintage Bulova 7BSC Watch Movement Manual 17 Jewel Unadjusted Swiss Parts Repair
$9.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

NOS Bulova 10BNCH Large Watch Crown  Stem Set Military Parts Repair 3818A A17A
NOS Bulova 10BNCH Large Watch Crown Stem Set Military Parts Repair 3818A A17A
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Bulova 6A Vintage 17 Jewel Movement
Bulova 6A Vintage 17 Jewel Movement
$18.99
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Bulova 17 Jewels M7 11ACA 10K Gold Filled Self Winding Watch Case Only
Bulova 17 Jewels M7 11ACA 10K Gold Filled Self Winding Watch Case Only
$89.95
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $89.95

Bulova 11AOACD 17 jewels complete watch movement for part
Bulova 11AOACD 17 jewels complete watch movement for part
$52.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $52.00

VINTAGE BULOVA CAL 11AC SWISS 17 JEWELS MANUAL WIND WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT
VINTAGE BULOVA CAL 11AC SWISS 17 JEWELS MANUAL WIND WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT
$31.50
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $31.50

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR LOWER JEWEL PLATE FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR LOWER JEWEL PLATE FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

VINTAGE 1948 BULOVA 6BK BXW WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWEL RUNS FOR PARTS REPAIR
VINTAGE 1948 BULOVA 6BK BXW WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWEL RUNS FOR PARTS REPAIR
$17.99
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 4m

Bulova Antique Pocket Watch Movement and Dial 17 Jewels Model 17AE 1 C3589
Bulova Antique Pocket Watch Movement and Dial 17 Jewels Model 17AE 1 C3589
$46.49
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $46.49

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 11AF MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 11AF MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

Bulova Mens 1940s Conrad 8AE 17 Jewel Wrist Watch Movement  Dial Running
Bulova Mens 1940s Conrad 8AE 17 Jewel Wrist Watch Movement Dial Running
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 22m

Vintage NOS Genuine Bulova Watch 6ah Clutch Wheel 17 Sealed Package
Vintage NOS Genuine Bulova Watch 6ah Clutch Wheel 17 Sealed Package
$0.99
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 34m

Watch Crystal Various Sizes For Bulova Watches Pt2
Watch Crystal Various Sizes For Bulova Watches Pt2
$14.95
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95

Vintage Bulova Geneva Lincoln 17 Jewel Watch Movements lot Parts Repair
Vintage Bulova Geneva Lincoln 17 Jewel Watch Movements lot Parts Repair
$14.99
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Bulova 17AH Complete Running Pocket Watch Movement Spare Parts Repair
Bulova 17AH Complete Running Pocket Watch Movement Spare Parts Repair
$52.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $52.00

A611 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CAL 3AK RUNS 4 PART REPAIR
A611 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CAL 3AK RUNS 4 PART REPAIR
$12.50
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 8AD MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 8AD MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

Bulova 17j automatic wwatch waterproof shock resistant sweep second running
Bulova 17j automatic wwatch waterproof shock resistant sweep second running
$40.00
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 30m

A638 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17J CAL 6BKC RUNS FOR PARTS REPAIR
A638 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17J CAL 6BKC RUNS FOR PARTS REPAIR
$12.50
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

179 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CAL 8AH FOR PARTS
179 VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH MOVEMENT 17 JEWELS CAL 8AH FOR PARTS
$10.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 ESCAPE WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 ESCAPE WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 5AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 5AH MOVEMENTS
$4.95
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 FOURTH WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 FOURTH WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
$12.95
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

Bulova 5AB 17 Jewel Movement for Parts or Repair Non Running
Bulova 5AB 17 Jewel Movement for Parts or Repair Non Running
$7.99
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH LEVER FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH LEVER FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 SETTING LEVER FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 SETTING LEVER FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR BRIDGE LONG FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR BRIDGE LONG FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 HOUR WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 HOUR WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 SECOND HAND GI 11 FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 SECOND HAND GI 11 FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 7d 18h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

used Bulova 6BPA AS 1533 automatic watch 17 jewels movement
used Bulova 6BPA AS 1533 automatic watch 17 jewels movement
$45.00
Time Remaining: 7d 19h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00

VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2758 mm MARKED 17 JEWELS
VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2758 mm MARKED 17 JEWELS
$12.99
Time Remaining: 8d 5m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2755 mm MARKED 17J
VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2755 mm MARKED 17J
$12.99
Time Remaining: 8d 13m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE RECTANGULAR 2207 BY 1975 MM MARKED 17J 7AP
VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE RECTANGULAR 2207 BY 1975 MM MARKED 17J 7AP
$12.99
Time Remaining: 8d 20m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2486 MM MARKED 17J for 8AE
VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 2486 MM MARKED 17J for 8AE
$12.99
Time Remaining: 8d 25m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 3017 MM MARKED 17J
VINTAGE BULOVA WRIST WATCH FACE ROUND 3017 MM MARKED 17J
$12.99
Time Remaining: 8d 27m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

New Genuine Mens Bulova Cal17AH Pocket Watch Mainspring Orig Sealed Factory Pkg
New Genuine Mens Bulova Cal17AH Pocket Watch Mainspring Orig Sealed Factory Pkg
$10.00
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 17AH MOVEMENTS
$8.95
Time Remaining: 8d 9h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 ROLLER WITH JEWEL FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 ROLLER WITH JEWEL FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 8d 10h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

BULOVA 17 JEWEL WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT
BULOVA 17 JEWEL WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT
$39.95
Time Remaining: 8d 11h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $39.95

Bulova 10CSC 17 jewels complete watch movement for part
Bulova 10CSC 17 jewels complete watch movement for part
$50.00
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

Bulova 9AF Mens Watch Movement For Parts 17j
Bulova 9AF Mens Watch Movement For Parts 17j
$9.99
Time Remaining: 8d 20h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

NEW Vintage BULOVA Parts EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM FREE POSTAGE READ DESCRIPTION
NEW Vintage BULOVA Parts EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM FREE POSTAGE READ DESCRIPTION
$16.03
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $16.03

New Lot of 17 Bulova Parts  8 Mainsprings 7 Stems 2 staff 5AK 6EA 5AH 7AM NOS
New Lot of 17 Bulova Parts 8 Mainsprings 7 Stems 2 staff 5AK 6EA 5AH 7AM NOS
$12.65
Time Remaining: 9d 5h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $12.65

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 RATCHET CLICK FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 RATCHET CLICK FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR SETTING LEVER FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 SCREWS FOR SETTING LEVER FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 CLUTCH WHEEL FITS 17AE MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 MINUTE WHEEL BRIDGE FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 1 MINUTE WHEEL BRIDGE FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95

NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 PALLET STONES RIGHT FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
NOS GENUINE BULOVA WATCH PART 5 PALLET STONES RIGHT FITS 17AH MOVEMENT
$9.95
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $9.95