Accutron Calendar

Bulova 1974 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
218D
Case Serial No.: 
IO58988
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
I am forwarding two photos of a Bulova Accutron watch, which I believe was assembled in 1974 (N4 on the back). Serial number is IO58988. Note that it has a date indicator - Question: does this make the watch a Model 218D? The hour and minute hands do not move, even with a new battery; therefore, the date wheel is also inoperative. A local watchmaker told me that there might be a short circuit (he can hear a humming sound) and that he doubts that the watch is economically repairable. Another watch repairman also suspects a short circuit. Both of these people mention the word "coil" in their diagnosis. Based on these very sketchy notes, I would appreciate your comments. I would like to have the watch repaired, but of course do not want to spend more than what it would be worth after repairs. Could you direct me to a watchmaker close to Fairfax, VA?
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Bulova 1968 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
218D
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
1 - 631232
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

For the Database.  

1968 218D Accutron with a 10k GF Bezel & SS Back.

The case measures approx. 36mm across

Movement Jewels :  13

 

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1968 Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
14
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
H247489
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

For the Database. 

Most 218 mvt. Accutrons had the crown at the 4 o'clock position.  The 2181 movement is rotated 30 degrees counter clockwise placing the crown at the 3 position. ... 

Movement Jewels : 13

Case: 14kt GF 

Mesh Bracelet ; ; M;: Duchess USA

The case measures approx. 36mm across with crown 

 

 

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
218
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
J583283
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Beautiful time piece but don't really know much about it. Passed down from my father. The hands rotate so smooth. Any advice on caring for this time piece would be wonderful.

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Accutron Bulova watch

Bulova 1976 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2192.10
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
G3392
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Hi All,

 The collection is starting to grow. I was recently at an antique store and saw this little gem in the case. The watches owner was also at the store and informed me that this watch didn't work and that he would give it to me for $20.00.

I asked him what he thought might be wrong with the watch and he informed me that it just didn't run. He also informed me that he tried a 394 battery. OK now i'm curious! So I buy the watch. I immediately went to my jeweler and she checked it over, informing me that the inside case showed servicing about 2 years ago. She put in the correct 344 battery, gave it a tap and it's been running ever since with about a + - 2sec a day accuracy.

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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
Tuning Fork
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
D34976
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
Approx. 30 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 I am the original owner.  It was purchased in 1967 in Wisconsin as an anniversary present.  I stopped wearing it about 1980 after I was informed that the OEM battery was not available & the watch would have to be sent to a specialist to be re-calibrated in order to have the new style battery installed.  I had the original battery removed to avoid corrosion & stored the watch.  I would like to identify the model/style since it has an unusual shape to the head.  I would also like to determine an approximate value for insurance purposes since these watches have become collectibles.

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1967 Bulova Accutron Face
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Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1973 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
218
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
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dougedoug 1973 Accutron Calendar 01 29 2014

Bulova 1969 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
G816327 M9
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14K Gold Filled

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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1974 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here is a very nice 218, electroplate case is excellent and the dial is mint. Difficult to find with the date above the six. There is another model with day date, day  below twelve and date above six but they are fairly difficult to find especially in good condition. This configuration always sells at a premium.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
c73296
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
clear round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14 ct gold case Bought new in '67. In Navy so maybe in Europe. Question is whether it is worth fixing as I have no memories of it. It may be worth more as gold.

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1967 Accutron 218D 14ct case. Found in drawer after 40yrs
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