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Bulova 1973 Accutron Calendar

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I am not qualified to open the case so I don't have any inside information. The date code on the back indicates 1973. Can someone tell me what model it is? Thanks in advance.

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1973 Bulova Accutron watch
Posted June 29, 2016 - 8:22pm

It appears to be an accutron date 218 model.

Posted June 29, 2016 - 9:26pm

Did I get the case shape correct? I have no background in watches.

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 30, 2016 - 5:38am

Hello rdone, welcome to myBulova. Yes, we would refer to this as a cushion case. Bulova used three basic movements in Accutron watches, yours is a 218 movement, often presented with the crown at the four o'clock position as opposed to the three o'clock placement. Some watches show the date and day, we call them day/date models. A watch showing just the date is referred to as a 'calendar' watch. 

I've looked through our adverts and didn't find an exact match to your watch. I suggest we call this an 'Accutron Calendar" model. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 7:20am

Accutron Calendar

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 9:06am


Posted June 30, 2016 - 11:00am

I appreciate your insight and feedback. I had no idea this community existed. Thanks!