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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.

Need a stem for a 11ANC

Hey all.

I called Perrins in Toronto and they don't have this stem,  Also called Bulova Toronto and they wanted to sell me a used stem for $10 plus shipping.

I was directed to Jules Borel but I don't know if the 11ANAC is the same stem a the 11ANC.

Any help or advice would be appreicated.

Accutron 214 battery question

Picked up a near mint condition Accutron 214 today but the only battery I have is a 394 without a battery spacer.

I tried it in the watch and it doesn't work. I'm not sure if the module is the issue or if I need a different battery.

I'm hoping there might be an Accutron collector or two here who can give me some advice.

Bulova Chesterfield how to open?

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How do you open it ? It seems to have no tounge can't see any is it a screw on. Help appreciated

Has anyone come across one of these?

Has anyone ever come across one of these?

Did Bulova make a self-winding pulsations doctor's watch?

Hi everyone.  New member here.  I signed up to ask a question about a Bulova i saw yesterday and I'm hoping member here can give me some info about it.

I saw a Bulova self-winding medical watch with the outside dial having a pulsations chapter and above the six o'clock marker was the caduceus.

The dial was a sliver colour and the case was gold filled with a steel case back.

I've seen the medical dial Accutrons but have never seen a vintage self-winding model with the pulsations markings. Has anyone seen these?