Accutron Calendar

Bulova 1969 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
218D
Case Serial No.: 
1-610153
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Armoured ring UB
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hiya

I've been looking for an accutron for a while and this one caught my eye.

It has an M8 case and an M9 movement.

The dial is matt black with applied hour markers, logo and text. The hour markers have a white line along them and a luminous dot at the ends.

The hour and minute hands have luminous infill, but the second hand does not.

inside the case back it has 704 engraved inside a box and also CB or possibly GB. The number 344 is written in black marker pen which I believe to be the case/model reference.

I shall just enjoy it for a bit, but will eventually relume the hands, replace the crystal and gently polish the case.

So, a few questions if I may...

1. Do y'all think the second hand is original (it's an odd length) and should it be lumed?

2. Any recommendations on the closest crystal which is easy to come by? Would this be a Sternkruez ACT or ACTH that I can get from Cousins?

3. Has anyone ever tried replacing the crown seal on these? Is it just an o-ring trapped behind an interference fit washer?

4. Any ideas what Accutrons sold for when new? Were they significantly more expensive than a mechanical watch??

Thanks for any info,

Stuart

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1969 Accutron

Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
X
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
218D
Case Serial No.: 
K56913
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28mm in diameter
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

So many questions about this watch. What is it? Has the N0 stamp on the back indicating 1970, but I've been through the models and adverts from '68 to '72 to no avail. Has the top lugs and textured finish of a 1970 Accutron Calendar, and the bottom looks like an Oceanographer or Jet Star. And what about this band? Pretty sure it doesn't belong to this watch, but any ideas what it is supposed to go with? 

Case measures 34mm across the top and tapers down to 20mm at the bottom. 42mm from top of lug to bottom point of the case. 

Final question is what would be the proper battery to instal?

I really appreciate all the help and thanks to everyone out there.

Dane

 

 

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Dane K 1970 Bulova 04 15 2015
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1970 Bulova watch
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1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
CK
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
B12638
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I've had my eye on this guy now and again and finally snagged one.  Sometimes called the "TV" tube Accutron.

I believe this is a 1970 Accutron Calander "CK", aka TV Watch.

Love the cream, grey, black, and red contrasts on this one.

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1970 Accutron Calander CK
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Bulova 1973 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
J984951
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Obviously an Accutron 218, but I'm hoping for a more precise ID. Please note the asymmetrical case - the dial is not centered on the bezel. Thanks to everyone.

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Bulova watchjoebarkson 1973 Bulova Accutron 11 07 2014

Bulova 1977 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
N7 (1977) marked, 2192.10 single coil tuning fork
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
T336189
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
Flat mineral? Not acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I picked this up via eBay fairly inexpensively, but unfortunately it's a non runner.  Perhaps a bad coil?  I'm not getting a hum, so I've purchased a spare movement that has a good coil that I'll use to get this one running sometime in the future. 

This one has a nice two tone bracelet that unfortunately has a bit of discoloring despite the excellent, almost NOS condition of the case, crystal, dial, etc.  Nice looking gold colored dial, and quite a looker on the wrist. 

The '79 Supplement #1 ABC Case Parts Catalog info on this watch follows:

Case # GT-3663 / Caliber # 2192.10 / Crystal # 1721M (note says use Narval epoxy) / Crown # 99GY / Gasket # G780 / Back Rim # BR7 / Bezel ring # B310 / Spring bar # 958

 

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
3-87682
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

just looking for any info,it has been in my safe for 30 yrs or so

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Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Z
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
D37671
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

sorry for the few details I have included in my post. All I know is its M7(1967)  along with that it says "14KT. Gold Case" on the back with what I guess is a serial number? which is D37671. I have been searching for hours trying to find this exact model with no luck. If you have any information about this watch please do tell!!! :)

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
218D
Movement Serial No.: 
704
Case Serial No.: 
1-736336
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Solid gold case with stainless steel cover. Face has the Bulova Icon at the 12, 6 & 9 positions with Bulova Accoutron at the 9 o'clock and date window at 3 o'clock.  Minutes sections around the dial 18KT stamped on the bevel at 6 o'clock & .750 stamped at 12 o'clock, the date winder at the 4 o'clock position has the Bulova icon . On the case is stamped BULOVA STAINLESS STEEL PATENDED 1-736336 M9. 54041 and 1527 are etched. On the movement is stamped Bulova 218D USA. On the rear of the case is stamped SWISS, in a box 704 next to an arched box CB.

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Solid Gold 1969 218D
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Bulova 1971 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
J110843
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

If  you need further photos I would be happy to email them to you.

 

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Belmont69 1971 Accutron Calendar 11 12 2014
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Bulova 1973 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
G760289
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

10k RGP bezel and back.

other numbers inside case: 3392 and 34

USA

 

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Bulova 218
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