Is it Really a Bulova?

Submitted by cherokee728 on April 10, 2021 - 7:57pm

I have an 8AE with no stamp that I can  find or serial number. The case is not Bulova either but is "Master".

The dial is branded "Bulova Movement" and the case is something I've never seen before.

Did Bulova make this or is it a knockoff?

Geoff Baker
Posted April 10, 2021 - 9:40pm

There were companies that made replacement cases and supplied them with new dials. They had Bulova "Movement' printed on the dial and that's the only genuine Bulova part, the movement. We do not consider these to be Bulova watches. 

Posted April 14, 2021 - 7:13am

So basically you probably have an original Bulova movement, but everything else is after market, to make the watch re-usable but at a lower cost.