Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

1/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
c73296
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
clear round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14 ct gold case Bought new in '67. In Navy so maybe in Europe. Question is whether it is worth fixing as I have no memories of it. It may be worth more as gold.

Not For Sale
1967 Accutron 218D 14ct case. Found in drawer after 40yrs
Bulova watch
el-ooose
Posted February 4, 2011 - 8:26am

Good question. The last 18k one I had made more as scrap than I could sell it for as a complete and serviced watch but only because I was able to make up a second gold filled watch out of the parts. I hated to do it, but......................

Any idea what's wrong with it?

Good ones are selling on eBay for between $400 and $650, what's it worth as scrap? Probably weighs in at around 18 grams.

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1951-collector
Posted February 6, 2011 - 5:46pm

  Id repair the watch and keep it just as it is. You look on all these websites and will see tens of thousands of Rolexes, Longines, Omega etc etc...,  that are all solid gold, but how many times will you see a Bulova Accutron that is solid gold? Not very often. There is probably less than 2000 of them in existence now! And with gold prices going up expect to see more rare collectables melted down as mere scrap!

el-ooose
Posted February 7, 2011 - 8:47am

Well that's all well and good if you can afford to. I'd love to be sitting a few thousand dollars worth of gold Bulova's but the reallity is that I can't, food, rent, and keeping warm take priority and if no one is prepared to pay the price.......................

Maybe you would like to buy my 14k Accutron before I have to melt that one down because I can't find a buyer!