What is a FrankenBully?

Submitted by mybulova_admin on February 8, 2012 - 5:07am

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.


Submitted by plainsmen on December 12, 2011 - 12:53pm
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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.

Frozen canon pnion

Submitted by Pinout on September 18, 2020 - 10:00pm
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Disassembling 10AK 21J movement and am unable to remove the canon pinion. Tried the usual presto tool, then stout tweezer, then pin vise. Won’t budge. Tried watch oil, clock oil, penetrating oil between center wheel and CP and soldering iron to apply heat hoping the oil will travel inside the CP. Have tried several rounds of this for a couple of days. All the tools will slip off while the CP stays put. Pinion is a closed top.  Anyone have similar challenge or advice? Thanks.

John T.

666 surfboard

Submitted by sph777 on September 17, 2020 - 9:55pm
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I'm wondering if I can find a bezel for this watch.  And/or I noticed this year there's a remake of this watch, and the limited edition has the same case size, so what's the likelihood Bulova will sell a new bezel for this series....and that it will fit.  Note, the basic model remake is a different size.


Bulova Duncan 1948 7 AK 21 Jewels Button

Submitted by Legsrooney on September 3, 2020 - 1:10pm

Good afternoon,

I've been searching the Web, E-Bay etc for a 1948 movement for spares for my watch. The part I was looking for is the " Bulova Stamped Button" which was on the watch when I received it over 30 years ago, however those that I found were unstamped.

The nearest I found was a 7 AK movement vintage 1949 with a stamped button, but not a Duncan judging by the Dial  and I tust this will be a suitable  replacement.