Bulova 1964 Accutron Railroad "202"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.406
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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jabs
Posted August 17, 2014 - 9:36am

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1964 Accutron Railroad

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William Smith
Posted August 17, 2014 - 10:58am

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Looks like the lugs are slightly different.  Easiest to notice in the smaller photo of the case back.

jabs
Posted August 17, 2014 - 11:10am

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may be case better similar to

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William Smith
Posted August 17, 2014 - 11:17am

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There we go.  I think Accutron Railroad is used as a generic catch-all for these Railroad Approved watches for which we didn't have specific model "names" (or in this case numbers).  Great watch!!  Good at match.  Watch dial in ad looks like the subject watch "original dial" (without the Bulova above Accutron).  I'm assuming original dial is the one in the picture next to the watch.

JP
Posted August 17, 2014 - 9:59am

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Ditto jabs. Beautiful watch Bart. One you can enjoy forever.

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bobbee
Posted August 17, 2014 - 2:13pm

Accutron Railroad Approved, "226".

 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 18, 2014 - 4:42am

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Another beauty Bart!

So Jabs (262) and Bob (226) are both right. The watch with the correct dial is the 226, with the original dial pictured, it's the 262!

I'll go with 226, (as presented).

Bart
Posted August 18, 2014 - 12:52pm

Thanks to all for the input.

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2014 - 2:15pm

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I agree w/  the 226 as presented, since the only difference is apparently the dial installed in the watch.  Good ads and great watch!!

Andersok
Posted August 18, 2014 - 6:34pm

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This watch is dated 1964; and the '64 pricelist has neither the 226 nor the 262. The new dial puts it close to the 226 as presented, but this was not a model offered in 1964, and it would seem inapropriate to give it a model name that was not available that year. What are the dates of the already presented ads; late 60s or 70s?

A close match using the original dial would be the '202', as in this 1965 ad and listed in the '64 pricelist.

Since the watch is no longer configured with the original dial, and with one from a later year, I would say it does not match any of the provided model options.