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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.

Accutron 214 technical letter #9

Anyone know where I can find a copy of this tech letter?  It’s for the 214 Astronaut 


thanks in advance



Rarity of Models - Database Counter?

I appreciate all of the work everyone does on this website.  My question is since the website collects all of the Bulova watch models reported by members is there a master list of models that lists the number of watches reported by serial number. The serial number can remain confidential but it would be really interesting to see how many reported by model.  That way rarity can be documented.  

looking to know age of my watch

  • My watch has a 7 digit number on the back 3462604
  • Can someone tell me when it was produced

Various Bulova Movements FS

Hello Here is a list of movements I have for sale

6ae, 17j, 1936

7aa, 21j, 1949 (two of these)

7ak, 21j, 1947

7ak, 21j, 1949

8ah, 17j, 1946

10ae, 15j, 1935

10ae, 15j, 1936

10ae, 17j, 1937 (two of these)

10an, no date code

10ba, two date codes 1944 and 1945, 17j

10bc, 17j, 1945

10bc, 15j, 1950

10bcc, 17j, 1950

10bm, 21j, 1950 (two of these)

10buc, 17j, 1954

10cmc, 17j, 1952

10cpacd, 23j

11ac, 17j, 1955

11acac, parts

26 bulova wristwatches FS


Hello, please see the picture for a large group of bulova wristwatches for restoration or parts.  Let me know what number you are interested in and your offer.  Shipping is 4.00 and i can ship three in the package for that price.  

Thank you for your interest!