Accutron

Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
Accutron
Case Serial No.: 
J28935
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This was my grandfather's watch, then owned by my father, who recently gave it to me. It's a 1966 Accutron, purchased in Seattle, in or around that year. I have none of the original packaging — just the watch itself.

It looks to be in excellent condition to my inexpert eyes; when I received it, it wasn't running, so I took it to a watchmaker to have the battery replaced. The watchmaker said everything was in order and he didn't have to do anything other than clean the watch and get it started again. It now appears to be running perfectly, fork humming and all. The one element I'm unsure about being original is the band, which is the elastic kind and has some sort of strange text printed on the inside of each of its bars, which I can't quite make out. 

I've not been able to find any information online about the specific model, and I'm curious to learn more. Compared to other M6 Accutrons I've seen on this site, this watch appears different for its diamond-shaped case, the gold mesh-like pattern around the face, and the four markers on the face.

The text on the back reads as follows, going clockwise from the 1 o'clock position:

14 kt gold, J28935, M6, Waterproof, Patented, Bulova. 

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1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch

Bulova 1964 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
none
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
33.7mm
Additional Information: 

1964 Accutron Swiss Chapter Ring 18kt Solid White Gold

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1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1963 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-135925
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
33.7mm
Additional Information: 

1963 British H.S. Broad Arrow Military

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1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch

Bulova 1976 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2191.10
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
F449684
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Approx 30mm
Additional Information: 

Purchased on ebay, so I don't know anything about its history.

10k Rolled Gold Plate back. Gold electroplate bezel

Water Resistant 

Stamped N6 and F449684 on the back.

Movement says 2191.10

Dial says accutron and the crown has the accutron logo.

 

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1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1964 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1964 Bulova Accutron watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
410
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
E69639
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

I was at a garage sale and asked if they had any watches.  They went inside and came out with this, a Lord Elgin, two Armitrons and a Gruen cal 823.

I popped a battery into the Accutron and it didn't run.  Then I remembered reading about someone tapping his on his workbench.  I gave it a light tap and it's humming away.  I guess sometimes the tuning forks need a little push.  

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1965 Bulova Accutron 410 watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1975 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
221
Case Serial No.: 
F85266
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Does anyone know where I could find a reasonably priced donor Accutron 221 movement?  I purchased a small lot of watches in an online auction.  In the lot was a Bulova Accutron.  When I received it and opened the case, I found the battery had leaked badly and the movement is enveloped in crust.  Markings on the movement are obscured.  I can make out an N5 and maybe 2210.  The inside case back mentions Accutron 221 and the case is marked N4.  

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1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch
1975 Bulova watch

Bulova 1976 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2210
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
444527
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

 

Greetings for all, I'm happy to join this prestigious forum, and I am happy to present this beautiful and unique Bulova Accutron caliber 2210, working perfectly. If interested I can give the movie that shows the operation. I could sell it. I think it is a rare item.

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Bulova Accutron watch 2210
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
602
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
D53385M1
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was given to my husband's Grandfather [ who was a doctor ] by a colonel in the US army whose life he saved when he contracted  polio. They were both serving in the  PIA [Persia and Iraq force] in1943-44 .Paul gave him about 14 hours of artificial respiration, mostly in an aircraft, in order to get him to an iron lung.

It is 18ct gold but this is not the original strap.

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1961 Bulova Accutron 602 watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch

Bulova 1976 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1976
Movement Model: 
2210
Case Serial No.: 
K99902
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18.4 x 14.5 mm oval flat top
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

10Kt Yellow Gold Filled Case ; case marked 'N6' , movement marked 'N5" ; Movement accepts Accutron cell 221 ; Movement does not function, stem-out turns hands ; Case measures 21.1 x 18.7 w/o crown ; Case has machine-engraved dedication. The engraving goes over the 'K' in the serial # and the '10' in '10 K'....sheesh! ; Crown has Accutron 'tuning fork' logo ; Bracelet is marked 'JB' in triangle(logo) and 'Champion 10Kt G.F. Made in USA' ; Bracelet is in very good condition and retains its near-original golden glow.

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1976 Bulova Accutron watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch