Bulova Broad Arrow - is this a Frankenbully?

hi guys, thought this would be the appropriate topic to enquire about this bulova broad arrow watch that i came across recently.   is this a Frankenbully?    
alien Ant's picture
alien Ant
Posted July 12, 2013 - 10:06am

Sorry, it's a frankie. Probably from the far east.

Posted July 12, 2013 - 12:56pm

I agree. At least you got a good movement .

Reverend Rob's picture
Reverend Rob
Posted July 12, 2013 - 2:11pm

Panel Member

Missing some parts, though. It needs the SS drive wheel, SS pinion and tension spring. I'd be interested to know what it says on the other side of the dial, if anything. I assume the caseback has no Bulova markings? 

It's marked for Tritium, but I'm not seeing any evidence of thicker lume paint there. Hands are totally wrong, of course. Franken-freakin-Bully. 

alien Ant's picture
alien Ant
Posted July 12, 2013 - 2:18pm

Looks like all the above SS parts have been removed so it can run a SS hand on the dial.

Posted July 14, 2013 - 9:02am

thanks for the feedback!

no, i do not own this watch.

it's currently up for sale in flea market around here in KL (kuala lumpur).

yeah, at first i thought it was a frankenbully too.

el tel
Posted July 14, 2013 - 1:18pm

I have noticed on ebay a few different makes of watches with the arrow under the watch manufacturers name , all with a vague reference to 'military' which presumably makes them more attractive to sell.  All listed from India.