Bulova 1968 Accutron Calendar

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
218 D
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
D88396
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Accutron Calendar - I picked this up a few days ago in an estate lot with 7 other watches.  I'm guessing the previous owner was having trouble seeing the hands.  The hands were painted black, I'm guessing felt tip marker.  I removed the hands and gently cleaned them, removing most of the black.  There are still specks of black on the lume and a little hole in the lume of the minute hand.  I tossed in a battery and it runs.  The bracelet is interesting.  It's turquoise stones with 12K GF over sterling silver.  

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1968 Bulova Accutron Calendar watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
Wynot
Posted February 19, 2017 - 1:40pm

I'm curious about the placement of the tuning fork symbol and ACCUTRON on the dials of different watches I've seen.  I've seen the tuning fork at 9 o'clock, at 12 o'clock as the marker, at 12 o'clock below the marker.  I've seen the accutron at 9 o'clock and 12 o'clock in various forms.  Is there a story behind the differences?

denupnorth
Posted February 19, 2017 - 4:26pm

Just do a search on E-BAY for "watch tips" and you will find plenty of these in different widths.They attach to any watch band.

 

Wynot
Posted March 3, 2017 - 6:34pm

Thanks denupnorth!  I didn't know they had their own name.

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JEV1A
Posted March 10, 2017 - 1:02am

Accutron 218 D (DATE) M8 (1968)

For reference you can easily fill in-repaint (minature brush) the luma hands inserts with Day Glo acrylic Paint in a white or yellow. Sells in small jars, glows when light penitrates.  

Wynot
Posted March 12, 2017 - 2:38pm

Thanks!