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Bulova 1969 Accutron Date & Day "S"

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Panel Member
Posted January 9, 2016 - 11:55am

Welcome Brian on myBulova, your watch may be Date and Day "Q"

Brian 521
Posted January 9, 2016 - 12:24pm

That's interesting but the cystal is round with an oval bezel.  The oval is wider as opposed to taller as it appears in all the other types of watches I've seen from this period that look like mine. 

Posted January 9, 2016 - 2:53pm

Bria, that is just a warping of the original photo. The actual watch is round as is yours.

I agree with jabs, Day Date Q.

Brian 521
Posted January 9, 2016 - 3:25pm

My watch is not round -- the cystal is round but the metal case (or what I called bezel) is actually oval -- it is a wide short oval not a tall narrow oval.  It's very subtle and doesn't really show in the photo I posted. 

Posted January 9, 2016 - 4:05pm

If the crystal is round, how is the bezel oval shaped and still fits the crystal?

Brian 521
Posted January 9, 2016 - 4:49pm

the outer edge of the case is oval but it has a round cut-out for the round crystal. 

Perhaps I'm using the term "bezel" incorrectly. 

Posted January 9, 2016 - 6:47pm

No you are using the correct terminology

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 10, 2016 - 8:48am

Hello Brian, welcome to myBulova. I like your watch. The day and date arrangement (vertical as opposed to horizontal) is unusual, Bulova didn't make many watch models with this feature.

I think everyone is saying the same thing. The portion of the case that slopes away from the flat spot around the crystal is not carried all the way around the crystal, it's tapered away where the lugs are attached. I might say it this way..... the CASE is oval and that the flat spot around the crystal (bezel) is round.

Having said all that I agree with Jaroslav, that this watch is an Accutron Day and Date "Q". I see a match to the advert.

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Posted January 10, 2016 - 3:53pm

I don't believe this is a match to the 'Q' variant. The case in the 'Q' ads is more continuous from the sides to the lugs:

I did find the 'S' variant showing a closer match to subject watch's case

Not sure if the dial has the blue accents, but I am leaning more towards the Date and Day 'S'


Brian 521
Posted January 10, 2016 - 4:04pm

That sure looks like my watch!!!  It always appears to me to have a navy dial with blue numerals but it could definitely be an ebony dial with blue numerals.  My father purchased this watch new -- I think in the Bahamas while on vacation -- and it had a navy leather band with white stitching along the sides.  It also had oval cut-outs that I think were also trimmed in the white stiching but I'm not sure.  I would LOVE to find a working original strap for this watch.  My father gave it to me several years ago but this was the watch he always wore when I growing up.

Thank you for helping me to identify this watch!