Bulova 1971 Accutron Calendar

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
96864
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

14k Gold Bulova Mens Calendar CL? with gold fused bracelet

Not For Sale
1971 Accutron Calendar
1971 Bulova watch
1971 Bulova watch
1971 Bulova watch
1971 Bulova watch
JP
Posted September 6, 2016 - 3:28pm

Panel Member

Looks right to me

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gold
Posted September 6, 2016 - 5:05pm

Hoping to find more info about this watch - passed down to me and I dont know anything about it.

Andersok
Posted September 6, 2016 - 6:25pm

Panel Member

The 'CL' variant that you reference is a similar design and a close match to your watch, but it incorporates lugs and a removable band; whereas, your watch looks to have the band connected to the case. I did not find an alternate ad to provide us with a correct variant; so this will likely be identified as an Accutron Calendar. The caseback has some different markings on the outside that do not appear to say Bulova. However, the inside caseback markings look to be correct and the number L-138 is listed in the ABC parts book, and should contain the 2181 movement (which your watch does). What all is marked on the outside of the caseback?

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gold
Posted September 6, 2016 - 7:34pm

It says....

 

14KT

BULOVA  ( not sure if its NO or N0 after the Bulova)

96864

N-1

Andersok
Posted September 8, 2016 - 11:27am

Panel Member

Thank you; it would make sense that the mark is N0 (zero), but we also see the N-1, so perhaps two date stamps?

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gold
Posted September 10, 2016 - 1:25pm

Is that normal?

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gold
Posted September 6, 2016 - 7:37pm

jabs
Posted September 7, 2016 - 1:55am

Panel Member

Agree with Ken

Accutron Calendar, no variant

Geoff Baker
Posted September 7, 2016 - 4:52am

Club 5000Panel Member

Sharp looking watch gold, Accutron watches had been in production for about ten years when this one was made. This is the second generation movement (called a model 218) that  features the winding stem at the four o'clock position. The first model (214) didn't have a winding stem but featured a setting lever on the case back. Bulova made thousands of Accutrons over the years in hundreds of variations, some are still very much in demand on the collector market. A solid gold model is nice to see. It's a very classy look for the 1970's.

Accutron Calendar

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gold
Posted September 7, 2016 - 12:44pm

Thank you! Its something that I didn't know much about, received the watch in a bag and an appraisal from the 1980's. I appreciate all of the advice and info from everyone! Now, I have to make a big decision on if its worth selling or not.