Accuquartz

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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1975 Bulova watch
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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 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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Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2242
Case Serial No.: 
f480481
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

elle a le fond du cadran blanc des petit baton en or servent pour les heures un diamant a 9 heures et la date et le jour sont place a 4 et demi le boitier est de couleur or la montre fonctionne tres bien

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Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
2242
Case Serial No.: 
36836
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

18K case and band

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1972 Accuquartz Day Date
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Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
2241
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
F416267
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

A 1974 Accuquartz in very good condition, with original box. Posted with kind permission of the owner, M.H. A gift from his wife on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary. 

The Case back is stamped N3, the movt is stamped N4.

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1974 Accuquartz Bulova
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch

Bulova 1975 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Centenary
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
2303A
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
2-925065
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Bulova 1975 Accuquartz "Centenary" ladies watch with gold filled case in shape of a tuning fork, issued for the 100 Anniversary of Bulova 1975, signed front: “Bulova, Accutron, 100, T Swiss T”, back: “Bulova, Stainless Steel Back, Patented, Water Resistant, inside: “Patent, BulovaWatch Co., Swiss 13 Thirteen Jewels, Unadjusted, 2303A”, Caliber 2303, no date of manufacture, should be N5. Day in white, Date in black at 3, brown/black leather band with Bulova 100 years clasp

Futher info

http://www.hknebel.org/Uhren/Hersteller/Bulova/BStimmgabel/230/2303/2303.html

 

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Bulova 1975 Accuquartz "Centenary" ladies watch
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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1975 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Centenary
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
2242
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
3-850296
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Mineral crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Tuning fork shaped case with the 2242 accuquartz movement. Like the 214 Spaceview it was produced to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Bulova but it seems to be (even) rarer as I've only ever seen one other one (gold plated) and it had a replacement 2182F movement. It's possible it could be a so-called "Swiss" Bulova. I've also seen a ladies' version with the same dial and the 230 movement.

The mineral crystal on mine has a couple of scratches so if anyone knows where to source a replacement one I'm all ears (case reference : 7579).

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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1972 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
Accuquartz
Case Serial No.: 
36970
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was given to my father by my mother in the early seventies. It was purchaced at Zales Jewlers at South Dekalb Mall near Atlants Ga.. The purchace price was around 2K. I know it's a Accuquartz and is 18 k gold.

I have 2 questions:

1: Does the second hand sweep or tick?

2: What would be the chance of finding extra links for the band?

Thank You in advance for any information.

                                                   C.D.Wilson

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Bulova watch
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1975 Accuquartz

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Centenary
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
2242
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
3-853139
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Made to celebrate the 100 year anniversary

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