Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C30404
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1967 Stainless Butterfly Case Accutron 2181

Not For Sale
1967 Bulova Accutron Calendar watch
1967 Bulova watch
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tmaca
Posted April 23, 2016 - 8:01pm

1967 Stainless Butterfly Case 218, mint condition.  Not actually up for sale, but if someone offered enough (I doubt anyone will) I'd change it to "for sale".

Geoff Baker
Posted April 24, 2016 - 6:33am

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Hello tmaca, welcome to myBulova. It's a very nice looking Accutron you have. I've looked through our adverts but don't see the exact case you have in any.

My vote for ID is 1967 Accutron, thanks for sharing it.

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tmaca
Posted April 24, 2016 - 12:32pm

Uh, yup.  It's a '67 Acccutron 2181, actually.  The reason you probably don't find it someplace is that the Butterfly case is extremely rare.  There's a more common, similar case that's sometimes confused with the Butterfly.  It's almost the same, but you don't have the obvious overlap by the lugs that the Butterfly has.  I put 218 in for movement, but model shows up as unknown, I guess someone has to approve it or something. Or maybe I'm missing the right place to put in Accutron.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 24, 2016 - 2:38pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I believe 2181 is the reference for the movement. We use Bulova published materials to discern model numbers for all Bulova and Bulova Accutrons, so far we haven't determined the model designation for this style watch from anything we have on site. I'm not sure where the butterfly term you use is coming from, I haven't seen it before. The root record you've created displays 2181 in the movement field, once the panel members have completed a discussion on your watch the model NAME will be added to the record where you see "Unknown".

jabs
Posted April 24, 2016 - 6:44am

Panel Member

1967 Accutron

JP
Posted April 24, 2016 - 10:57am

Panel Member

Ditto jabs

mybulova_admin
Posted April 24, 2016 - 9:09pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Great looking watch. Whilst I cannot find a match for the case, for now we can ID it as a 1967 Accutron Calendar, unknown model variant.

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William Smith
Posted April 25, 2016 - 1:54am

Club 5000Panel Member

1967 Accutron Calendar.  Sure would like another photo of the front with full view of those great lugs.

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tmaca
Posted May 2, 2016 - 1:17pm

William Smith wrote:

1967 Accutron Calendar.  Sure would like another photo of the front with full view of those great lugs.

 

HOW  do I post an additional picture?

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tmaca
Posted May 2, 2016 - 1:19pm

William Smith wrote:

1967 Accutron Calendar.  Sure would like another photo of the front with full view of those great lugs.

 

HOW  do I post an additional picture?