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.

Bulova 11ACC project watch needs a male 1/2 and crown to split stem

Submitted by levine98 on June 26, 2022 - 6:24pm
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My first post in this forum--hoping someone can help me finish a project watch I picked up on eBay about a month ago.

The movement is a "11ACC" which according to the pink pages a derivative of the 10BOAC.

I've been able to get the movement running acceptably by just giving it a good service (cleaning and lubrication). Was able to reuse the mainspring as well. From what I can tell, the watch had never been serviced, so pretty happy with how that went.

Is this Bulova a knock off?

Submitted by denisesanborn1 on June 16, 2022 - 12:55pm

I do not know the year but I do remember my father wearing this in the 80's. I took to the watch store today for a cleaning so I can hand it down to my son. They said it was likely a knock off. I didn't ask further questions and they would not open the back of it. Under Bulova on the face it does say ACCURATE not Acutron and I have not been able to pull up any Bulova ACCURATE watches. Is it likely a knock off?