Bulova 1976 Accutron

Submitted by Radar76 on August 20, 2019 - 6:42pm
Manufacture Year
1976
Movement Model
218
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
T016888
Case shape
Oval
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I am the original Owner of this watch.  I received it new from my Father on my 18th birthday.  I wore it for many years but grew tired of it.  The original bracelet was damged and replaced sometime in the early eighties shortly before I quit wearing it.

I stored the watch in a Tubberware case in my dresser for the next 35 years. 

A new battery was installed July 2019 and works perfectly. I intend to have the watch serviced, and hopfully working for many more years.

 

[1976] Bulova watch
[1976] Bulova watch
[1976] Bulova with watch aftermarket watch band
Radar76
Posted August 20, 2019 - 7:08pm

I guess the movement model is 218, not N6.  I don't know much about this watch yet.  Still learning.

Kathy L.
Posted August 20, 2019 - 8:56pm

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing the watch your father gave you.  I bet it was nice to come across it again and it is great that you can wear and enjoy it once more.  The N6 is the case date code for 1976.  The movement model will be on the movement.  Do you have a photo of the movement you could share in the comments?  

1976 Bulova Accutron

Andersok
Posted August 20, 2019 - 7:42pm

Great looking Accutron; looks to have been well kept. I've had a couple of these that were both from 1977. Those housed the 219 movement (2191.10), but in 1976 the 218 movement was most likely. When you have it open, count the number of tuning forks; if only one, then you have the 219.

1976 Accutron

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 20, 2019 - 8:10pm

Welcome, and thanks for sharing your watch with us.

1976 Accutron, and a real beauty.

jabs
Posted August 21, 2019 - 4:59am

1976 Bulova Accutron

Geoff Baker
Posted August 21, 2019 - 9:12pm

Everything old is new again, glad it's back on your wrist Radar!

1976 Bulova Accutron