Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar

Submitted by JimDon5822 on July 21, 2019 - 9:56pm
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
QUARTZ
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
D98949
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
Round Domed Crystal
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This watch has me stumped.   It is a 1967 14KT Solid Gold Case with an M7 date code.  It was a presentation watch given in May of 1969 for 25 years of service at IBM.   When I opened it I was shocked to find a quartz movement in the case.   It has what appears to be a gold cover on the movement and I see no movment model number.  Just Accutron 247 Cell.   It clearly is a 1967 Accutron Calendar but what about the movement?  Could this be a replaced movement?  DId Bulova use old cases for new Accuquartz watches in 1970?  

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Geoff Baker
Posted July 22, 2019 - 11:08pm

Actually the opposite Jim. When an Accutron, or any Bulova came into one of the authorized service centers a new movement was installed. In this case the watch got a full on quartz movement, probably in the late 1970's.

Reverend Rob
Posted July 23, 2019 - 1:47pm

The movt reference number is on the outer edge, below and to the left of the Accutron logo.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 25, 2019 - 7:00am

So are we thinking this has been retro fitted with an AccuQuartz movement?

It was probably considered an upgrade back then too.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted July 25, 2019 - 8:55am

I would be inclined to ID and date this by the case, noting a replaced movement.

Kathy L.
Posted July 26, 2019 - 10:26am

I would also be inclinded to ID this by the case noting the replacement movement. 

1967 Bulova Accutron

Geoff Baker
Posted July 26, 2019 - 10:24pm

 I think this is the first model year for the 218 movement. Here's and advert, it's bottom left. Other than the placement of the word Accutron is seems to match.

1967 Bulova Accutron Calendar E ?

mybulova_admin
Posted July 28, 2019 - 5:15am

Hmmm a few variations, dial numbers and position of 'Accutron' Could be the 'E".

I've not been able to find an alternative, so happy with Accutron Calander "E" for now.

Note: the Accutron Calendar "C" is also 14Kt solid and very similar the the "E".