Bulova 1971 Accutron

Submitted by emile58 on June 22, 2022 - 8:24am
Manufacture Year
1971
Case Serial No.
3-252981
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

I just bought this accutron NOS with the stickers still on the case. Runs perfect.

Front 220622
Back1 200622
Back2 220622
Crown 220622
Buckle 220622
neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 23, 2022 - 7:53am

Man, that is a real beauty. Thanks for sharing with us. I've been back to this one several times and can't find a match. The serial number starts with a number followed by a dash, which seems to indicate the watch was produced outside the US. This will likely make it difficult for us to ID. I find one 1972 US ad showing this casing with a different dial ID'ed as Accutron "261".

At this point, I'm not suggesting that is the model, but it is close. Knowing the movement model number would help. Yours may be a European adaptation of the 261, but also may be  a different name.

1971 Accutron 

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emile58
Posted June 23, 2022 - 1:03pm

Your suggestion that the watch was produced outside the US is correct. On closer look I saw that on the dial is printed in very small capitals "SWISS". Which is a new puzzle for me. Were these accutrons produced in Switserland too?

Kathy L.
Posted June 26, 2022 - 5:35pm

That is an awesome find!  Congrats.

1971 Bulova Accutron

mybulova_admin
Posted June 28, 2022 - 5:52am

Alas, after 30 minutes of searching through the site and the Accutron watches book, I also could not find a match to this model.

1971 Bulova Accutron it is.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 28, 2022 - 10:30pm

1971 Bulova Accutron