Bulova 1977 Accutron Date & Day

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Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
2193.10
Case Serial No.: 
132350
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Accutron from 1977; has the 2193.10 movement with day/date feature; stainless steel case; original band/bracelet replaced; luminous hands and dial - rather simple silver-ish dial; caseback dated N7

Looks to match the model 21569 from this 1977 advert.

My first acquisition of an accutron; though it is not the more desirable 218 or 214, still a nice piece; never heard the hum of an accutron before, so that was a cool first experience.

If anyone has any documentation/service manuals for this movement, I would appreciate a pdf copy or a link - thanks!

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JP
Posted February 28, 2014 - 7:15pm

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Super Accutron. Great restoration. 77 Accutron from me.

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 28, 2014 - 7:39pm

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Man, that is CRISP!

Looks exactly like the ad, 

1977 Accutron 21569.

lylel396
Posted February 28, 2014 - 9:50pm

  I just want to congratulate you on a real beauty !

OldTicker
Posted February 28, 2014 - 10:34pm

That is sure minty looking! and it is a match to the ad (minus the band) It is no doubt a Accutron Day/Date (21569) for now, hopefully a ad will come along that will give it the proper variant designation.

Nice find!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 1, 2014 - 4:53am

21569 is a Model number not an actual Model Name.

if We follow site protocol:

'ACCUTRON' Date and Day.

 

Andersok
Posted March 3, 2014 - 7:59am

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Are there any good instructions available for the setting of the day and date? The winding stem will advance the date, but only after the time reaches 5pm; before that time, there is a hard stop when trying to turn; it does not advance the day when turned in the opposite direction. There are only two setting positions: 1- normal running and date advancing and 2- minute and hour hand setting. So far, I can advance the day by cycling the hands 24hrs. I'm hoping there is a simpler way to set both the day and date...or some proper instructions, thanks

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted March 3, 2014 - 10:21pm

Congrats on a fabulous example Andersok.  That's in incredible shape.  I'm a fledgling Accutron collector and have one 219 movement example, the one to the right of yours in the advertisement.  Mine is in execellent condition, with the case near NOS, but with some discoloring of the electroplate on the center band links.  Unfortunately, my gamble (I won it via auction fairly inexpensively) didn't pay off and it may have a bad coil.  I recently purchased a donor movement so eventually I'll send it to someone to get it running.  

I'll check if I have any service manuals I've gotten online and get back to you.  I may have some information from Bulova's "technical letters" about this movement.  

 

Eric

Geoff Baker
Posted March 4, 2014 - 5:46am

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Nice watch Ken, REALLY nice condition!

Accutron Day Date 21569

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William Smith
Posted March 7, 2014 - 12:32am

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Another fantastic Accutorn Ken!!  I'm not seeing the 21569 in the variant field...but it sure looks like a match.