Accutron Railroad

Bulova 1969 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
H87128
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

1969 Accutron Railroad 218, although I did not find relevant advert but I think there is no doubt

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Bulova 1967 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-511811
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Clear 33.6mm Armored
Additional Information: 

Swiss made "Hidden Spaceview" Chapter Ring "Railroad Approved", The dial has raised black 1 though 11 numbers and accutron tuning fork logo, painted blue 13 through 24 on a inner ring, The movement is stamped "214H" "BULOVA"  and "SWISS MADE",  The crystal is armored with a silver tension ring. it is "A" in the supporting ad 21260, The case #316-5 is is Swiss Made.  

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Bulova 1964 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
202
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
?
Case Serial No.: 
1-295984
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I bought this 1964 Accutron Railroad approved from a Dutch Accutron specialist. I wanted to have a watch for daily use and instead of buying a new watch of brand X I decided to go for something special and with history. This was the first Bulova I purchased. Watch is completely cleaned and runs perfectly. The original dial is available as well.

 

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Bulova 1974 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
226
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
N3 ('73) marked 214H (hacking) tuning fork
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
K72306
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Circular acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Railroad approved, stainless case, with 24hour dial.  Backset original 214 Accutron movement.   Appears to be an original Railroad model, from case and H marked movement.  Has the shorter hour hand, which doesn't obscure the inner 24 hr markings.

'74 ABC Case Parts Catalog info follows:

Case # 2446 / Caliber # 214 / Crystal # 1254AW / Crown # 9869SS / Gasket # G735 / Back rim # BR4 / Spring bar # 918

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Bulova 1965 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
1269021
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova accutron Railroad approved  model 214 tuning fork from 1965. Stainless steel back with a 10K gold filled bezel  and back set.

Bulova RailRoad Approved model 214Bulova Railroad approved model 214 1965 face

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Bulova 1966 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
B68100
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1966 Railroad Approved 214 Accutron with 10kGF Bezel & SS Back.

Hands: Black Spade & Dart - Red Sweep Second

The case measures approx. 35mm across  

 

 

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Bulova 1975 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
2185
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
J083860
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Additional Information: 

1975 Accutron Railroad Approved 2185 MARK IVcASE

Dial: Black Outer 12 Hour - Red Inner 24 Hour 

Hands: Black Spade & Dart - Red Sweep Second   +  Red GMT  

T wo crowns, upper crown jumps the GMT hour hand. Lower crown sets time, date

Movement Jewels : 13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulova 1974 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
218D
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
I6850206
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Additional Information: 

1974 Railroad Approved 218 Date with 10KT Roled Gold Back & Gold Electroplate Bezel

Dial: Black Outer 12 Hour - Red Inner 24 Hour ... 

Hands: Black Spade & Dart - Red Sweep Second

Case measures approx. 34mm across  

Movement Jewels : 13 

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Bulova 1967 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
D68968
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

For the Database.

1967 Railroad Approved 214 Accutron with 10kGF Bezel & SS Back.

Dial: Black Outer 12 Hour  -  Red Inner 24 Hour ...

Hands: Black Spade & Dart  - Red Sweep Second

The case measures approx. 35mm across 

 The case measures approx. 35mm across and 41mm from top to bottom  t

 

 measures approximately 33mm diameter, and 39 mm to the end of the lugs  

 

 

 

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1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1976 Accutron Railroad

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
G3595
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This Accutron says Railroad Approved, and it looks like a train ran over it. 

Scratches everywhere, and the crown stem is loose to the point of not turning the hands. I'm not nearly competent enought to even try resetting/re-attaching it. 

I can find no serial number on the movement, though it does read 2181, which I assume is the model number.  Also, at the top of the movement, there is extra-tiny print that reads, "U.S. Pat......." followed by a whole bunch of numbers that I absolutely cannot make out.  I think they are actually microscopic, and my electron microscope is in the shop.

The only other type I can find on the movement reads, "U.S.A. Bulova" 

The inside case back is stamped "G3595" followed by "3-6" and "Use only genuine Accutron Cell number 218   Install with engraved side down in well"

And that's it.  It's pretty beat up, but it's a Bulova.

 

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