Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

Submitted by pbilly on December 9, 2013 - 11:32am
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just looking for any info,it has been in my safe for 30 yrs or so

Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Posted December 9, 2013 - 11:43am

HI i just joined and was looking for any info on this watch

the circuits look different from others ive seen here?

what does unadjusted mean in the last photo?

any recommendations on a place to get it in working order or should i just put a battery in it?

is it 40 micron AU layer?


Geoff Baker
Posted December 11, 2013 - 6:18am

In reply to by pbilly

Hi Billy, welcome to myBulova. To answer your questions - the 'circuits' are standard Accutron, "Unadjusted" is watch movement jargon. "Adjusted' movements are designed to be accurate in different positions (dial up, dial down, dial right, left etc.). Because Accutron is tuning fork regulated, there is no need for adjustment. Accutron service is a bit pricey because of the specialty tools required - I'll send you a private message with a suggestion. I would not run it without service. Finally, 40 micron is the gold thickness.

Posted December 10, 2013 - 7:56am

Accutron Calendar, model variant unknown at this time...still searching.

Posted December 10, 2013 - 11:51am

Agree, Accutron Calendar, variant unknown, If it has been sitting that long, I would recommend having a qualified Accuton watchmaker service it, chances are the oil is dried up or gummy and starting it could damage the coils or fork, which will get real costly to repair.

Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:05pm

I agree with Old Ticker, take it to an authorized Accutron repairman and have it serviced and a new battery installed.

1970 accutron 218-1. The first in the 218 series.