Accuquartz

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Submitted by Philip on September 2, 2019 - 11:50am
Movement Model
-
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
3-764274
Case shape
CornerCut
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hello there,

I just recently found this beautiful bulova watch that belonged to my great grandfather. However I do not know anything about it and I could not tell which model it is. (The lower line of the serial number is really hard to read, so I kinda guessed that it is an M. That means the age could be entirely wrong) Id be pleased if anyone could help me to learn more about this watch.

regards

Philip

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1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Submitted by DeluxeRaccoon on June 17, 2019 - 6:49pm
Movement Model
2240
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
F017201
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1973 AccuQuartz

Certainly an interesting piece. The accuracy of quartz with the charm of an Accutron hum and sweeping seconds hand? At least I believe that's how it works... The 2240 AccuQuartz movement moves at something like 341 1/3Hz as opposed to the 360Hz of a normal Accutron and seems to have resulted in a noticeably lower tone hum.

I feel I probably paid a bit too much for this watch, especially considering how dirty (disgusting) is was when I recieved it. But, I really wanted to own this little piece of odd Bulova history.

The one thing that really annoys me about this watch is that the applied indices are not very well placed. I don't believe this watch has been restored or refurbished, and the other similar 1973 AccuQuartz in the database here also looks like the indices are somewhat poorly placed. Is this normal? If it is, I won't worry about having it fixed and it won't annoy me quite as much.

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[field_year-1973] Bulova AccuQuartz
[field_year-1973] Bulova AccuQuartz Caseback
[field_year-1973] Bulova AccuQuartz Caseback Inside
[field_year-1973] Bulova AccuQuartz 2240 Movement
[field_year-1973] Bulova AccuQuartz

Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Submitted by Amberjr on April 26, 2019 - 6:02am
Movement Model
-
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
3-595233
Case shape
Round
Crystal Details
-
Additional Information

I received this watch as a gift and i would like to know more information about it. I have done some research and i think it is a Bulova accuquart 2242 1973 model. The watch is in near new condition but i do not know if it works.

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1973 Bulova Accutquartz watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Submitted by Reverend Rob on October 13, 2018 - 12:41pm
Movement Model
2242
Movement Jewels
16
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
H966657
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This 14K Gold example belongs to a repeat customer, and is the AccuQuartz 2242. The redundancy of using both the tuning fork and the Quartz oscillator led to Bulova dropping the tuning fork from subsequent models. Oftentimes when I see these dials as parts, the little diamond has been harvested from them. 

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1974 Bulova Accuquartz watch
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch

Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

Submitted by Mauro.Bighi on September 21, 2015 - 10:22am
Movement Model
224
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
5 60339
Case shape
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I never open the watch. the movement model is based on reasearch i did. The age is when I know it was bought.

I'm not sure about the case shape, but you can modify it seeing the attached pictures

 

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Mauro.Bighi 1974 Accuquartz 09232015
1974 Bulova watch