Bulova 1979 Accutron Quartz

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I am trying to find out any information possible about this time piece. I know what it is, who it was made for and when but that is all.

I was told there were approximately 10 of these made for certain employees of Schwepps.

Obviously being quite a rare watch but rare not always meaning its valubale, I would like to get some idea of the value for insurance purposes.

I didn't buy the watch for value, I actually bought it cause I love Bulova's ,it is a reminder of my childhood and the biggest part is my name is Rondo. Which is a difficult name to fine on anything. LOL.

I am by far no expert. I buy watches for the beauty of the piece. So my knowledge is very, very limited.

I don't know the movement etc. cause I don't want to risk trying to open the back. From what I can tell, the back is not marred so I don't believe anyone has tried opening it. Funny things is the watch runs and it runs strong.

It is an Accutron Quartz, it is stamped 10 R.G.P. on the back along with the date stamp N9.

Oh I also have the Owner's guide - Book NO.2, this was revised in 9/81 so not sure if original. However I did get the watch from the Schwepps employee it was made for and he said everything I have with the watch is everything he got when he received it.

The second photo is of a number which is on the side of the original secondary box.



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Posted November 12, 2012 - 6:35am

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Anyone else with a stake in the model name.Genric Quartz for me.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 12, 2012 - 6:43am

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Agree - Quartz

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 6:47am


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Reverend Rob
Posted November 12, 2012 - 12:15pm

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Bulova refers to these specifically as "Corporate". They are custom made to order for particular companies or individuals. Today, they are a whole different animal than the main lines, and this was probably true in the past. This isn't so long ago, either. Bulova clocks were also available in a separate corporate line. 

In the truest sense they are generic quartz, but I would humbly suggest that "Corporate" tells the whole story. There are collectors who specifically collect corporate logo watches and clocks.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 1:10pm

Quartz, with a variant of "Corporate" or "Promotional"

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William Smith
Posted November 12, 2012 - 5:42pm

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we use promotional already to ID a series of watches so this make sense for a catchall to put these into for now-IMO

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William Smith
Posted November 12, 2012 - 8:01pm

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Is this watch a:
1979 Accutron Quartz Promotional
and, if so, how do we capture this info in our present (or proposed) IDing process? What name is/can be among the choices we get to vote for?
It's made by Accutron (A, B, C's-Accutron, Bulova, Caravelle).

Posted November 12, 2012 - 11:11pm

Ok I finally looked in the back. Inside of cover has 3900-2. Cell 247. It appears No-0-Jewels Unadjusted Swiss with Cell (tuning fork icon) 247.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 15, 2012 - 6:41am

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Quartz, period. The Promotional designation was given to an item that CONTAINED a watch (the tire). This IS a watch - - Bulova Quartz - -  that has has a corporate logo inserted, it is however, still a watch, with a name.

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William Smith
Posted November 15, 2012 - 6:34pm

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I'm good w/ quartz.  It appears to be made by Accutron, a subsidiary of Bulova (or some such).  Does it get ID'ed as a Bulova Quartz or an Accutron Quartz?  We have been keeping the Accutrons ID'ed as Accutrons. Is this based on their Accutron movement series, or based on the fact that they are made by Accutron?