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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.

HOW MUCH IS YOUR WATCH WORTH?

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.

Bulova 10BPAC Rotor Post

Looking for a New Rotor Post for my Bulova. Have been able to sourse a Mainspring but my Watch Guru hasnt got any Rotor Post in stock (Scarce) any help would be appreiated. I have added Photos to help ID Part. Regards Garry.

Accuquartz movement

Recently bought a 1973 Accuquartz, but should have studied the photo of the movement more closely as although the blurb described it as  having an Accuquartz movement  it is in fact a Schild AS 536 121 quartz movement (which I understand might be a quality item?). I can only imagine that this was an aftermarket replacement as  the the tuningfork/quartz 'hummer' continued to be fitted into Accuquartz into the late 70's. Having said that I am otherwise pleased with watch as it is in really good cosmetic  condition and keeps time well .

Looking for Sweep stop second hand chronograph 10BK movement

Hi

I have a Bulova caliber 10BK chronograph version and, in the cleaning process I broke the sweep stop watch red hand(the one that is between 12 and 1)....I’m looking for one. If anyone can help or guide me in the right direction I will very much appreciated. I will try to upload an image; I don’t think it can be done here.

Genuine Accutron Astronaut 214 RED 24 Hour Hands !

You may have seen others state in one watch forum or another that the Accutron Astronaut 214 never came from the factory with a RED 24 hour hand but just know that comes from someone that just lacks enough first-hand Accutron 214 experience, I myself have worked on more than one Accutron Astronaut 214 that had the factory RED 24 Hour hand and had traceable history back to the factory and so have other known and highly experienced Accutron 214 repairmen such as Bob Piker at MyBob.net not to mention there is plenty of photographic evidence out there showing many examples of Accutron Astrona

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You all let me snag this 1935 Commodore with original bracelet for $5.50??

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