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.

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Solid Gold 1969 218D
Bulova watch
OldTicker
Posted October 18, 2013 - 3:34pm

I would agree with Lyle, if the bezel is 18K, the lid should also be 18K instead of stainless...why it would have been swapped out is a head scratcher...

Dune
Posted October 19, 2013 - 5:21pm

Hi, it's been in my family since it was bought new and as such this model came with the solid gold face and stainless steel back.

regards Dune

OldTicker
Posted October 20, 2013 - 11:50pm

Well Dune, it would appear that whom ever service or sold your family's watches had sticky fingers...Every solid 14K or 18K in our database has a back that is also solid, and they are also marked as such.

Very unfortunate indeed.

Dune
Posted October 19, 2013 - 5:21pm

Hi, it's been in my family since it was bought new and as such this model came with the solid gold face and stainless steel back.

regards Dune

lylel396
Posted October 19, 2013 - 6:15pm

  This thread is starting to remind me of one about a 1975 Anniversary Accuquartz.

Jim Townsend
Posted October 19, 2013 - 6:24pm

Weird indeed maybe the back was scraped and replaced? It is a shame but alot of old Bulovas and other makes have hit the scrap pile because gold was up. Sad day to see this happen.