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Bulova 1973 Accutron Date & Day

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I am pretty sure this is a 218 day/date. Have to pin down the version.

I picked this up at a recent auction. Mainly because of the classic 70s look and the watch band.

Just take a look at those Accutron links. I love it.

It does work, well it works but does not keep time.

Another one for a service I think.

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Posted June 8, 2013 - 9:47pm

WOW!! What a band. That is some nice find. I have the watch but not that fantastic band, I'm jealous.

Accutron Day/Date 218

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 5:03am

Outstanding band!

Accutron Day & Date for me too. Cannot find a match for the model number.

Posted June 9, 2013 - 9:22am

Ref the band. Do you think this watch was originaly sold with the watch, or was it something added as an after thought. 

I did find this link. I like the comment 'Holy Grail' of Accutron bands :)


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William Smith
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Posted June 9, 2013 - 3:01pm

Accutron Day & Date from  me too.  That band is killer.  I'm guessing the band came with the watch, but that's just a guess.  I bet the band came on a couple models, as opposed to an option at the jeweler after purchase.  Nice

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Posted June 9, 2013 - 8:35pm


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Posted June 9, 2013 - 10:08pm

Day and Date.  Here's the thing with watch dealers of the day.  That watch probably walked out of that store new with that band.  Did it come with the watch as original "dunno".  The salesmen used to upsell the accessory band just like they do now days.  Very very nice.

Posted June 10, 2013 - 1:21am

I think we have a ad for this one...have to do some searching...and that band should be marked "Duchess" on the clasp...if you want to repalce that gawdy band too...send it my way with the Corfam ; )

Posted June 10, 2013 - 10:45am

Lol, man you don't ask for much do you :)

The band is Marked.


stainless Steel U.S.A.

14 Kt GF Trim

To the side of this is a triangle with 'JB' within


Other side of the band is '5-74'  MAy 1974 maybe?


I think that I will pass this watch on via our favorite auction site to fund restoration of other watches

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 11, 2013 - 5:38am

Accutron Day Date is my vote

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William Smith
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Posted June 11, 2013 - 5:39pm

Accutron Day Date is my vote.  Three ticks