Bulova 1971 Accutron Date & Day "G"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
218-2
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F43175
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
NOS Low Dome Poly Crystal
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

N1 1971 Bulova Accutron Day & Date "G" Hand Applied Roman Numerals on Gilt Dial - Luminous

218-2 Accutron Movement 

Band: NOS Hadley Roma Italian Black Calfskin

New Crystal, Rubber Case Gasket, Hands pinion Oiled and Cleaned, Case Polished

Running Smooth and Accurate 

Restoration by John V. (JEV1A)

-Time & Again- Contemporary and Vintage Watch Restorations  

 

 

 

 

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1971Accutron N1 1971 DAY & DATE "G" Model
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Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2016 - 5:51am

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Nice watch John. It seems as if Bulova is mixing us up on the variant for this one. Here's a link to the full size advert you posted:

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1971_1...

This advert shows the same watch but labels it an "F" variant (silver dial)

Another advert showing it as "F"

Here it's shown as "G" but states gilt dial

and finally, as a "G" with champagne dial

At this point, I'm confused as to what the correct variant should be. I know I'll vote it an Accutron Date and Day, I'm leaning to the "G" variant

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JEV1A
Posted December 10, 2016 - 11:33am

In the First Ad with the Link, a couple of differences. The Hands look like they are black and the second hand has the Accutron Logo at the back-end. My Hands are Gold with Luminous Inserts and Second Hand is Gold with a Black tip. The last ad you posted is exactly correct to my Watch for exception of the Logoed Second Hand. 

best

JEV1A

 

jabs
Posted December 10, 2016 - 5:58am

Panel Member

Agree with "G" variant

JP
Posted December 10, 2016 - 10:34am

Panel Member

The dial color doesn't match up. 218 day date from me.

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JEV1A
Posted December 10, 2016 - 11:21am

FYI: Its the Champagne Dial, Hand Applied Roman Markers.. "G" My Ad states GILT Dial so I think that is where they get the "G" from? 

Thank You group.. JEV1A

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JEV1A
Posted December 10, 2016 - 11:28am

Question: If watch listed for $195.00 in 1971 (year of the watch) and in the present condition how can I fairly estimate its worth today? 

JEV1A

 

jabs
Posted December 10, 2016 - 1:14pm

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JEV1A
Posted December 10, 2016 - 5:32pm

Thanks so much.. I would subtract at least $300.00 not original band nor buckle and in used but Excellent condition. WOW! 

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JEV1A
Posted December 10, 2016 - 11:50am

Here is closeup of the Dial, Notice Accutron Logo position not seen in ads. Bulova Accutron Dial Closeup

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JEV1A
Posted December 21, 2016 - 5:14am

"I have decided that since none of the ads show the Accutron Logo at the 6:00 position but do show the Second Hand with Accutron Logo that my Watch is different in the respect I have the Bulova 2 times signed logo on the "G" Dial and the gold second hand as you see simply has a Black Enameled Tip. Interesting.. JEV1A