Accuquartz

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
2242
Case Serial No.: 
3-801788
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1974 Accuquartz, gold case, gold dial.

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Bulova watch 1974 Accuquartz

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
224
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
5 60339
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I never open the watch. the movement model is based on reasearch i did. The age is when I know it was bought.

I'm not sure about the case shape, but you can modify it seeing the attached pictures

 

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Mauro.Bighi 1974 Accuquartz 09232015
1974 Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
2783.10
Case Serial No.: 
J495826
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1972 Accuquartz

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1972 Accuquartz
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2242
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
625027
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Accuquartz 1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch

Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2241
Case Serial No.: 
G741319
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
About 29.5mm DIA
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1973 Bulova Accuquartz watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
2242
Case Serial No.: 
J657830
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.5mm DIA
Gender: 
Mens
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1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch

Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2242
Case Serial No.: 
H640548
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here's an Accuquartz for the database. Caseback is stamped N1, but movement is stamped N3.

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1973 Accutron Bulova
1973 Bulova watch

Bulova 1975 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Centenary
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
2242
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
Please see description
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Bulova Accuquartz Centenary in tuning fork style 20 Micron gold plated case in "NOS" condition. The model as featured in the original French adverts at the time. I got it as a collection of parts. All original including; strap, centenary clasp, the original price tag in Belgian Francs and the protective caseback sticker(shown here on the parts donor case until I get a clear protective sticker for it). This means of course we'll never know the serial number, but I can live with that. :)

The issues were the quartz can had died - it seems very soon after it was originally shipped - and the date mechanism had been cannabalised at some point. Otherwise the movement was in very good condition and included the caseback spring which seems to go missing often enough.

Part of my collecting interest is early quartz watches and as a golden rule I try to find a working donor movement to keep for any future problems. Luckily I have two other Accuquartz Centenarys(steel cased, Italian and British) I found over the years, both "well loved" ;), so was able to use the quartz and both coil assemblies from the Italian example, which seems to have been very well bolted together as it is remarkably accurate in rate and has most of its adjustment screws still present. 

For future reference, I could never find a casemaker stamp on these, but the three examples I have all have dials made by the Swiss company Singer(now owned by Rolex I believe)

Having the original hangtag with price means I was able to work out going by historical exhange rates the watch cost the equivalent in Belgian Francs of around 220 dollars in 1975.

NB in the interests of horological accuracy, it originally had a silver seconds hand, but the donor had a white one and I prefer the look and legibility of that so used it instead. In my excitement/stupidity I forgot to use the French daywheel, so it's the Italian one. However I have both the originals(and an English daywheel) should it ever need be put back to complete originality.

Thanks for looking. 

 

 

 

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NOS Accuquartz Centenary 06142015.
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1976 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2242
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
999999
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was a gift to my father back in the 1970's when he retired from Federal Gvt. Civilian employment.

The band is a replacement Speidel band (my father loved Speidel bands) as the original was stolen when he shipped it to a jeweler for cleaning and a new battery. The jeweler kept the original band (I think it was a gold band) and replaced it with a cheap imitation that my father didn't notice until later when the color started to wear off. My father was in his eighties when this happened and the jeweler was no longer in business when he tried getting back in touch with him.

I haven't taken the back off of the watch yet in order to get the serial number. I'm ordering some watch repair tools from online and will post the serial number once I get it.

This watch has the days of the week in Italian or Spanish. Very unusual since we live in the USA and my father worked in PA.

I've looked around online and haven't seen another one just like it. Curious to see if anyone else has seen one like this?

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Bulova Accuquartz-1976-face
Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
ACCUQUARTZ
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
38891
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 
Scrivo .... quello che mai avrei voluto scrivere ................. Purtroppo il mio amato Bulova è stato rubato! Conservato nel comodino, qualcuno ha pensato bene di farmi "saltare" .... Oltre al danno economico, che è importante per me è il danno morale, infatti, questo orologio è stato dato a me da mio nonno che lo acquistò nel 1974 su .... E ora, dopo aver presentato una denuncia e girato in varie oro buy ... non so come fare .... che 'orologio valeva molto per me ...........      
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