Bulova 1973 Accutron Date & Day "BC"

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
BC
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2182
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
3-451974
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
30mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My second Bulova, this time a 1973 Accutron. 

Recently acquired via eBay, this watch was not working despite a battery change. However I found a watchmaker here in the UK who soon had it working again - apparently there was a contact issue.

It's now humming nicely and keeping good time.

Not For Sale
1973 Bulova watch
willie_gunn
Posted June 15, 2016 - 6:51am

Looking at the 1972 catalog, this looks very much like model 21518-6W, Accutron Date and Day "BC", though on mine the name "Bulova Accutron" is at the top.

JP
Posted June 15, 2016 - 10:28am

Panel Member

Could be a dial refinish.

willie_gunn
Posted June 15, 2016 - 1:37pm

JP wrote:

Could be a dial refinish.

It doesn't look that way, but I'm new to Bulovas so you may be right.

Andersok
Posted June 15, 2016 - 11:40am

Panel Member

I'd say you found the correct model; Accutron Date and Day 'BC'.

I don't think having 'Bulova Accutron' on your dial is a concern, as this dial configuration can be seen in 1973 ads on some other Accutron models.

Very nice example that you picked up, looks like the original band!

willie_gunn
Posted June 15, 2016 - 1:41pm

Yes, I think it is - it has the Bulova logo on the buckle clasp.  It seems to be specific to this model, as the band is integral.

$185 in 1973 was pretty pricey - I make it just under $1,000 in today's money, allowing for inflation.

JP
Posted June 15, 2016 - 2:42pm

Panel Member

Day date BC

jabs
Posted June 15, 2016 - 2:47pm

Panel Member

+1

Geoff Baker
Posted June 19, 2016 - 6:27am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello willie_gunn, welcome back. I'd say this is a very nice Accutron watch.

1973 Accutron Day and Date "BC"