Bulova 1977 Accutron Quartz

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
242
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

N7 1977 Accutron Quartz - TZ (Time Zone) model. Rare variant, you can set the hour hand independently. No serial number on case or on movement. Accuset button at 4 o'clock position.

Mike

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William Smith
Posted September 5, 2014 - 3:00pm

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Yea Mike. Keep 'em coming...

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bobbee
Posted September 6, 2014 - 2:58am

Another fine Accutron quartz.

Would we call it the "Time Zone"? Or just "TZ"?

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William Smith
Posted September 6, 2014 - 4:20am

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An Accutron Quartz  for which we may have a mode name "Time Zone".  I wonder if Time Zone is an advertised model name or a series of these 242 models?  Sounds like a feature, but I'm not sure what feature "time zone" would be?
EDIT:  Does time zone refer to a feature/function which allows the user to move back (or forward) only the hour hand in one hour increments?

Geoff Baker
Posted September 6, 2014 - 5:24am

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Accutron Quartz for certain. Not to  sure on the "TZ" designation. Do you have  some documentation on that Mike?

Andersok
Posted September 6, 2014 - 5:53am

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I've included some info from the 242 Service Manual. It states the Time Zone was a feature, seen only in the 2426.10 model (no Day window). This model number can be identified under the battery - current photos do not provide us that.

Another nice Accutron Quartz (possible Calendar, if we wanted to distinguish from other Accutron Qtz)

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William Smith
Posted September 7, 2014 - 3:22am

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Great Info Ken!  We have used "Calendar" and "Day & Date" for others.  It would be a nice distinction for this/these Accutron Quartz model(s).

JP
Posted September 6, 2014 - 11:18am

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Very nice. Accutron Quartz

mirtlem
Posted September 8, 2014 - 9:37am

Movement caliber stamp 2426.10 in battery well, as per service manual.

Mike

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bobbee
Posted September 9, 2014 - 2:31am

Time Zone model. 1979 ad.

"C" in the advert.

 

1979 Accutron Quartz

Geoff Baker
Posted September 9, 2014 - 4:55am

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Bob - I don't read this ad as specifically naming this watch "Time Zone". If it did, it seems the names of the other watches would be "Goldtone" Underwater" and "Stainless".

I'm staying with Accutron Quartz