Bulova 1969 Accutron Date & Day

Submitted by John Sutherland on January 20, 2020 - 8:08am
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I inherited this watch from my father who passed away. He bought this brand new but for 15-20 years it has sat unused in a dresser drawer. I am looking to get more information on this watch, specifically what model it is and where I might be able to find an original, or copy, of the band it came with.


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Posted January 20, 2020 - 10:27am

1969 Accutron Date & Day, variant not found

Posted January 20, 2020 - 4:56pm

I found it! 

1969 Accutron Date and Day "M" 

Ad (1970) inserted above. Full ad is on the 1970 full ads first page, ad #9.

That's a real beauty. A wonderful heirloom to wear and remember. My most precious watch was my Dad's.

I think this one is a first for the database as well! Based on the ad, I suspect it may have come on black leather, but that is pure speculation. The ad is dark but 2 of 3 solid gold watches (yours is not visible - lost in background) appear to be on black leather. If it was mine, my choice would be a thin low profile  black lizard (fine grain pattern)  leather. You should be able to get one with the proper width ends at a good jewelry store.

Posted January 20, 2020 - 6:03pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I should also mention that $250 in 1969 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,750.50 in 2020. Welcome to mybulova and thank you for sharing your heirloom with us

John Sutherland
Posted January 22, 2020 - 5:45pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you for taking the time to review the pics and post a response. I will try and scout around for a black band that will look good. The watch is too  small for my taste but I would like to have it complete if possible. Luckily, I have two other watches  from his collection will I will definitely be wearing and passing on to my kids. 

Kathy L.
Posted January 21, 2020 - 10:35am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your father's watch with us.  Heirloom watches are the best!  I agree with Accutron Date and Day.

1969 Bulova Accutron Date and Day "M"

John Sutherland
Posted January 22, 2020 - 5:51pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Than you for the response. I will try to find more info about this model.  I think this site is great. While this is not my most favorite watch I inherited, I enjoyed looking at all the other watches on the site so I thought I might as well post pics of this one too.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 21, 2020 - 10:06pm

1969 Bulova Accutron Date and Day "M"

John Sutherland
Posted January 22, 2020 - 5:46pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thank you for the identification, extensive Google search pending! LOL.

Posted January 23, 2020 - 8:25am

There were two similar models for this one; the 'M' variant and the 'N' variant. The difference looks to be the dial color, either in silver or in gilt/taupe color. I'm not sure which variant had which color.

Accutron Date and Day "M" is good for me.

Nice watch!