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Retracing Bulova History

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Retracing Bulova History.

The Bulova Corporation was founded in 1875 by Czech immigrant Joseph Bulova in a small premises on Maiden Lane, New York City.

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What is a FrankenBully?

The term 'FrankenBully' originated within this sites forums some time ago and was the result members identifying watches that met one the following criteria:

  • Bulova case, non-Bulova movement
  • Bulova case, non-Bulova dial
  • Bulova dial, Bulova movement, non-Bulova case
  • Bulova dial, non-Bulova movement, non-Bulova case
  • Bulova case from one model, Bulova movement and/or dial from another model * 

* Certain exceptions may apply.


Several times a week we get inquiries as to how much someones vintage Bulova watch is worth.  Rather than explain this over and over, I thought maybe we'd have one post we could possibly make a sticky for anyone inquiring.

The worth of your vintage Bulova or Accutron watch is very subjective.  There are no hard and fast rules that this one is worth X amount.  They are worth what someone is willing to pay for that specific watch.

Is buying a nonrunning vintage accutron worth it?


Hi, I'm a noob to Bulova. I recently purchased a '72 mechanical SeaKing. Online, I've seen some beauties. The crownless accutrons, the asymmetrical cases & the astronaut all intrigue me. 

Bulova spinnaker 1972

Hi all, having just had the crown refitted to my watch after it popped out and stored for a few years l find l have forgotten how to set the date without damaging the mechanism. It has a day / date combination and l can, by trial, change the date by winding and rewinding the day setting between 10 and 2 to get the date to change over but it doesn't seem to engage properly. The option of pulling the crown out to a third setting doesn't seem to be there and l am reluctant to pull it out with any force.

large collection of movements and cases with movement

Hello, I have decided to part with my collection of vintage bulovas.  I have about 20 movements, 4 womens and the rest mens, 12 movements with cases, one is a ladies, four cases without movements and three case backs, I also have a bag of NOS parts.  I can send images.  Just email me at  I will take them on a first contacted basis. Price is 200 for everything.  Thanks for looking


cased one I think is his excellency 1948

I think a 1945 clipper with a 10Ak

11al in a nice square case

Accutron 214 battery hatch cover

This is a long shot but does anyone have or know where I can find an Accutron 214 battery hatch cover?  Perrin's in Toronto hasn't had them in decades and on ebay they're selling for $50 to $60 CAD plus shipping.

1963 Bulova

I was wondering , as a new Bulova collector, if anyone knows how to open up this watch.

It seems like the body is 1 piece and the only way i can see to open her up, is to remove the crystal.

Before i attempt to remove the glass, i would like to have a little feedback from someone who knows.



P.S...can someone explain how to download pics onto this site, please