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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.

Looking for Replacement black Bezel for accutron astronaut Swiss.

Hello, I bought myself a couple of years ago an accutron astronaut Swiss made with missing black bezel. The watch is running grate but I would like to restore it. Maybe someone can help me.
Thank you in advance.

A9 Academy Award Date Code?

Hamtramck Stan's picture

Did Bulova date any of the Academy Award watches with an A9?

I have, over some time, acquired a few women's Academy Award watches including a "J", a "B" and two "F"'s.

Both "F"'s were purchased from different sellers. Both are white gold filled ("FF?") and have casebacks dated A9. Both have 21 jewel 6BC movements dated A9. However, the Roman numerals scribed into the case fronts do not match the last three numbers of either case back.

So, I have a conundrum about dating either watch. Can the A9 be correct for an AA?

Newspaper clippings about Bulova (company, staff and history)

As I search through numerous online newsletter databases, I'm always coming across interesting articles that relate the the Bulova Watch Company and its staff, innovation, history and product lines.

I thought we should have a central repository for all the old newspaper clippings.

Please feel free to add any that you find here below in the comments.

Bulova 13AE movement

the above movement is not listed on the movement index but I have seen one other listed on Ebay USA. The watch I have has the 13AE movement , 17 jewel with a date code of a square and I am assuming from the style of the case it is 1936. The case has the style of a 1933/34 Oakley case and is numbered 5126889. The dial has an inner second dial which gives the impression of a medical watch.I am curious as the watch movement is not listed on this site.

Bulova Oceanographer Help Needed

I recently purchased this Oceanographer for $25. It is running but missing the second hand. Also, someone pointed out that the dial may be a bad redial. Thoughts. Is it salvageable?

thanks in advance.