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.

Just pickup my first Lone Eagle today

Submitted by Sparhawk on April 21, 2021 - 4:21am
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Just arrived today purchased here in Brisbane Australia.

From what I found here it looks like the first Lone Eagle movement 17j 10AN S/N 225751

comes with a broken hinge case JAN 11, 1927  8338288 (1928)

Question what case do I need to make this watch the holy grail LOL


Spaceview N1 hands

Submitted by V.Scott on April 19, 2021 - 10:07am
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I am looking for a minute hand or set of hands for a N1 Spaceview 2141. I have found some in Australia, but it could take a month to get and I'm not positive they are the correct hands. Mine are white with radium accents and the second hand is orange and triangular shaped.

Thank you,


Doug Corrigan Parts

Submitted by brandall54 on April 18, 2021 - 7:17am
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Hi folks,

I am still desperately seeking the overlay piece for my '39 Doug Corrigan case. If anyone can help me, it doesn't have to be a freebie. I know how scarce they are. Also need a line on crystals, need lots of different ones. Anyone???

How careful about water exposure should I be with a vintage 1960 Goddess of Time?

Submitted by gkutny on April 11, 2021 - 10:26pm
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*If I am posting this in the wrong I have a Goddess of Time “W” model watch from 1960 that I’ve been wearing nearly every day for the past couple of months, but recently I’ve been very worried about damaging it with water. I’m pretty sure that this particular model was not marketed as “waterproof” and as it was my grandmother’s I am especially careful with it. I even take the watch off every time I need to wash my hands... However I wanted to ask about this. How easy would it be to damage the watch through water exposure?

Is it Really a Bulova?

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