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Bulova 1974 Accutron Calendar

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2181 F

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I have been left a gold Bulova watch which is old but in very good condition and i do not know what it is.

Year model anything would be nice.

I would never use it myself.

It has a gold band.

I was told it was the first Accutron with a mercury battery although it is not a mercury battery inside now, this was fitted after a service about 5 years ago.

The info i have given is all the info I have got by myself on my part as i do not know anything about these watches I may have given wrong answers to your questionare



Thank you in advance.

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1974 Accutron Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
1974 Bulova watch
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Posted November 14, 2016 - 1:13pm

Accutron Calendar

Posted November 14, 2016 - 2:12pm

A very nice watch. You will need to have it serviced and the battery replaced, but it is worth spending the money as it is a terrific piece of your heritage and should be treasured.

Geoff Baker
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Posted November 15, 2016 - 7:05am

Hello Nemis, welcome to myBulova. This is a second generation Accutron (218) from Bulova. The first generation (214) did not have a winding stem, this gen has it at the four o'clock position, which makes it instantly recognizable as an Accutron. Accutron was incredibly popular throughout the 1960's and early 70's as they were so different than any watches that came before them.

Some Accutron watches had model names , some just had model number designations. We will name this watch Accutron Calendar. Thanks for sharing it, it's very nice.

Posted November 15, 2016 - 10:19am

Thanks for the replys.

I do not know what to do with it to be honest it just is not me.

If I was to sell is there a ball park figure I could expect for it.

Sorry if this is aganst site polices to ask here but as I say Lost and wasted on me.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2016 - 6:57am

Nemis - we do not give appraisals as there are too many variables. We often suggest researching on-line auction sites as they can be, (but not always are) an indicator of value.

Posted November 17, 2016 - 9:44am

Thank you so much for all your help.