Bulova 1973 Accutron Mini

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NIcely running ladies Accutron watch.

1973 vintage 10K RGP, running but gains about 10 min per 24 hr. .

Need to have it cleaned, some wear on the back of the band to the gold plate.

Cannot find an advert, would like to know the model name.




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Posted April 10, 2013 - 8:48pm

Mini Accutron would be a good start, a ad may present itself in the future for a 3 star ID

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 9:04pm

I could find neither the crystal# nor the case# in my few crystal catalogs post '60's.

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William Smith
Posted April 11, 2013 - 12:09am

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Yeah I couldn't find the crystal specs in any of the stuff I had either

Geoff Baker
Posted April 11, 2013 - 5:21am

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Mini Accutron it is. Just seems to obvious........

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 11, 2013 - 8:54pm

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It runs fast because Accutrons are not designed to run on modern battery voltage. A 1.5 v cell is too high for this watch. You need to alter the circuit or use Accucells. 

Posted April 11, 2013 - 9:28pm

I had asked that very question on an accutron forum. Was informed that it should run perfectly well on a 344/350 cell. They advised I had it serviced.
All the same. Willing to drop $15 on an accucell if it would fix the issue. Prior to having it serviced at $100..

Posted April 16, 2013 - 6:34pm

Not necessary to pay the tariff for an Accucell. All my 230 caliber Accutrons keep perfect time with the 344 Silver Oxide cell. Besides, you never know just how old the batteries are in the Accucell because they are not dated and, IMHO, they don't sell well so they set around for a while. I use Silver Oxide cells in all calibers of Accutrons in my collection (about 3 dozen) w/o issue.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 6:46pm

Found an ad for this, but no name, just a description.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 16, 2013 - 7:12pm

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As far as I know, the only tuning fork watch that runs ok with a modern cell is the Omega version of Max Hetzel's design, the f300. It was the only version certified as a chronometer. 

Posted April 16, 2013 - 8:21pm

Lots of conflicting info out there ref battery's. Oliver, were your watches 'adjusted' in any way to run on the silver oxide cells?