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.

In search of 11ANACB sweep second wheels (Part #6K)

Submitted by numberlock76 on October 19, 2021 - 10:52am
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Hi everyone, I'm in need of as many 11ANACB sweep second wheels (Part #6K) as I can get. Used, new, donor movements, anything would help! I have some beautiful Sea Kings that are 99% ready to go, but all require a longer pinion than the wheels I have on hand. I have a ton of new old-stock Bulova and Caravelle parts (as well as mainsprings and AS & ETA parts) that I'm happy to trade or give away to anyone in need. If anyone is ever looking for a part, just send me a message and I'll see if I have it for you. Thank you in advance!

First PVD Coated Watch by Bulova

Submitted by JimDon5822 on September 27, 2021 - 7:07pm

Here is a watch out of scope of MyBulova that I had to share from a historical perspective.   It is a 1974 Bulova Caravelle model #41893-9W.  It is a black PVD coated case with an amazing silver/blue/black "TRON" dial.   Doing research I found that the first PVD coated watch was credited to the 1972 Porsche Design experimental chronograph.    The next record of one I can find is a 1975 Heuer Monaco which is given credit as the first PVD coated production watch.  Quite rare and only 22 known to exist out of 100 or so produced.