Bulova 1975 Accutron Date & Day

Submitted by Elgen on June 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
Centenary
Manufacture Year
1975
Movement Model
2303
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
2-924885
Case shape
Other
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

Unfortunately the watch doesnt work but I am hoping to mend it

Bulova Accutron 100

Bulova watch
bobbee
Posted June 17, 2012 - 6:17pm

Love that "tuning fork" shape case!

oliverb
Posted June 18, 2012 - 8:06pm

Nice watch! Yes, another of the 100th Anniversary Accutron cases. So far, I know of 214, 218, 224 and 230 caliber movement versions, including a smaller Ladies watch with the 230 caliber. I have one just like yours I purchased from an Accutron collector in the U.K. who also had the very rare Ladies size. He has the very rare SS case 214 100th Anniversary, too.

 

BTW, the 2303 was the only Accutron caliber with a two-letter day wheel. The factory "Service Manual" shows the wheel as having a three-letter day wheel but, AFAK, the movement was never produced that way.

Elgen
Posted June 19, 2012 - 12:36pm

My Watch has the 230 caliber and is a ladies watch, as I live in Sweden it might be diffecult to get it mended, but I will bring it with me next time I go to England. Bulova watches are my favorites and I use one of them daily. I will enclose a few more soon

Regards Elgen

oliverb
Posted June 19, 2012 - 12:45pm

In reply to by Elgen

Ah, couldn't tell the size from your pic. The men's 100th Anniversary with the 230 movement is slightly smaller than the 214 version but, of course, larger than the Ladies version.

I like the 230 movement and have a few Accutrons with that caliber, including the watch I gave my wife in 1974 as a Christmas gift. That watch never quit running in all those years but was in need of service. I use a guy in Bulgaria to service my Accutrons. He has all the required parts and equipment to service all 6 calibers of Accutron movements. 

William Smith
Posted December 17, 2012 - 2:25pm

What do you thing gang?  Looks like a Day/Date 100th anniversary Accutron Ladies (tuning fork shaped case).  Am I seeing day/date in photo stretch below?

Elgen
Posted December 18, 2012 - 1:48pm

Yes it is both day and date, I will bring it when I go to England to see if I can get it mended.

Does anyone know what watchband and box who was original?

Eva-Lena

tmaca
Posted August 15, 2013 - 11:51pm

I think it may have been that long rectangular case that looks like tortoise shell or something and has the gold tuning fork on it. That's what most ladies' Accutrons came in, but they MAY have had a special case for the 100th anniversary edition.  Or they may not.  Ladies' Accutrons were never as big a seller as the men's models, so they may not have bothered with a special box.

tmaca
Posted August 15, 2013 - 11:53pm

Does ANYONE know the value today of a 100th Annniversary with the 2303 movement (with 2 letter day) in mint condition?