Bulova 1968 Accutron Date & Day "C"

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
218 C
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
D60429
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Original - Micro Scratches
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I purchased this Accutron new in 1969 and purchased the gold band in 1971 from Corrigans in Dallas, Texas. The tuning fork hums perfectly and it keeps good time. The gold content is 54 grams and was valued at $985 in August, 2013. Contact me for additional information and photos. jcw77@me.com

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Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2013 - 7:04am

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Ah, the new photos clear it all up. M8 designates a 1968 date code not 1958, could you please update the root record to correct the year? It appears the movement is a 2182. The 218 series was the second Accutron version. The first version, 214 is recognizable by the absence of a winding crown as it had a back set feature. As Mark states above, 1965 was the first year for the 218 version.

This watch is the Day & Date "C" model. Ad is dated 1969. It's my opinion that Bulova was hesitant to advertise solid gold watches, I was a bit surprised to find this ad. I wonder if they were adverse to publishing prices on solid gold pieces?

plainsmen
Posted December 10, 2013 - 9:37am

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Good call... D & D "C" for me as well.

Jay77
Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

Thanks to all of you. I am astonished by your depth of knowledge about the Accutron. Hopefully someone will now buy it and enjoy it as much as I have for the past four + decades. Jay

OldTicker
Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:43pm

There it is, correct year and all, Day Date "C"...

JP
Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:57pm

Panel Member

1968 Accutron Day/Date "C" is my vote

Nice catch on the advert  Geoff.