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Bulova 1973 Accutron Mini

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NIcely running ladies Accutron watch.

1973 vintage 10K RGP, running but gains about 10 min per 24 hr. .

Need to have it cleaned, some wear on the back of the band to the gold plate.

Cannot find an advert, would like to know the model name.




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Posted April 6, 2013 - 7:40am

Picked this little beauty up for a song at Goodwill, popped in a new battery and it started right up.


Geoff Baker
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Posted April 7, 2013 - 5:30am

It doesn't appear that we have a name on this one."Accutron" for me. Nice find.

Posted April 7, 2013 - 8:10pm

Are you sure you have the proper battery in this?...10 seconds in 24 hours is a extreme time gain for a Accutron, 10 minutes is criminal...

Unknown Ladies Accutron for now.

Posted April 7, 2013 - 8:42pm

All the recommendations I have been given suggest this battery type.
I have been advised that it needs to be serviced. This should solve the issue.

Posted April 7, 2013 - 8:54pm

Yes, It does need to be serviced, and until you have it serviced, I would pull the battery, it might cause major damage to the coil which can get spendy to repair.

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Posted April 7, 2013 - 9:01pm


Unknown variant

as per the 1972 ads.

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Posted April 8, 2013 - 8:21am

I'd also go with a tentative "Mini Accutron"

Can anyone who has a 70s crystal catalog check to see if there is a name against the crystal ID for this watch which is 1279-2.

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William Smith
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Posted April 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

Case dimensions would help.

Here's a few of the "Mini" ads from the Accutron Ads  thread.   The Accutron Ads thread is not pinned to the Information Sharing forum, so it disappears out of recent view.

From a 1972 Catalog:

'm good with tentative "Mini Accutron".

I ran OCR software on each of my crystal catalog PDF's, then combined them into one big PDF.  I can search for strings which were "read" during the OCR.  I'll see if "1279-2" comes up in a search.



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 8:43pm

Missed that one. pinned to top now. Thanks Will.

Posted April 8, 2013 - 7:13pm

Look at those prices. $225 for 14K solid gold. would be nice to find some at that price nowadays.