Bulova 1969 Accutron Calendar

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
218D
Movement Serial No.: 
704
Case Serial No.: 
1-736336
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Solid gold case with stainless steel cover. Face has the Bulova Icon at the 12, 6 & 9 positions with Bulova Accoutron at the 9 o'clock and date window at 3 o'clock.  Minutes sections around the dial 18KT stamped on the bevel at 6 o'clock & .750 stamped at 12 o'clock, the date winder at the 4 o'clock position has the Bulova icon . On the case is stamped BULOVA STAINLESS STEEL PATENDED 1-736336 M9. 54041 and 1527 are etched. On the movement is stamped Bulova 218D USA. On the rear of the case is stamped SWISS, in a box 704 next to an arched box CB.

Not For Sale
Solid Gold 1969 218D
Bulova watch
Jim Townsend
Posted October 13, 2013 - 6:47am

Basic Aucctron 214 date.  Does the watch run? These cost alot to have fixed  Around here its hard to find anyone who will even work on an Aucctron $300 min to have overhauled.

Accutronredux
Posted October 13, 2013 - 2:12pm

I think you mean 218 date.

Dune
Posted October 15, 2013 - 11:40pm

Yes the watch runs very well

regards

Dune

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 13, 2013 - 10:08am

Panel Member

It depends what is wrong with it, Jim. If the index wheel is shot, you have to replace it with a NOS one, and they are getting few and far between. Also, you can overhaul it and get it to run with Accucells, which last mayb 6-8 months, or use a procedure to index the movt to run at the correct frequency to jive with the higher voltage of a modern cell. It's a bit time consuming, and you need a good machine to vary the voltage, which I don't have. 

mybulova_admin
Posted October 14, 2013 - 6:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

Accutron Calendar, model number unknown.

Dune
Posted October 16, 2013 - 3:52pm

Dear Admin Pls advise if you know which is or where to find the model number Regards Dune
OldTicker
Posted October 16, 2013 - 6:47pm

Dune,

If we had a positive ID for it , it would have been added. Right now we don't have a positive ad showing this model.

The only thing you can do is search the net for a bulova ad showing this model, or you could try contacting Bulova themselves and provide them with some pictures and serial info, but I wouldn't hold by breath because it might be too old for their records.

Sometimes a positive ID will take months or years...or it may never happen, but we are always on the look-out for new information.

Dune
Posted October 18, 2013 - 11:19am

Thank Q

Geoff Baker
Posted October 15, 2013 - 5:53am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree - Accutron Calendar

lylel396
Posted October 18, 2013 - 9:07am

 I doubt if that is the original back.