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Bulova 1977 Accutron Quartz

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1978

Movement Model: 

2421.10

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

n/a

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1978 N8 Bulova Accutron Quartz.  Swiss movement is a Stepping Motor Quartz (S.M.Q.) Series 242, model 2421.10 (with Hour, Minute, and Sweep Second)(no date/day/time zone).  The movement model # is identified on the watch under the battery. Features Accuset resetting function (lbutton located at 4:00 position).

This is the base model 242, silver brushed texture dial, base metal bezel, signed stainless steel back with N8 stamp, black leather lizard strap - original, signed, leather strap, buckle, and springs; strap is falling apart and not usable. Case is in great shape; crystal is clean with minor scratches; movement works just fine.

There are currently no good adverts for this year and model to verify against. There are a few early-1979 newspaper ads found through google that show this watch costing $110.00, with matching description; see item B ( http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=INVOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IkoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2901%2C3972632 / http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Qk5OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KxQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6810%2C3520798 / http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=y78wAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x1EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2742%2C2479470 ).

 

Update Nov 2013: watch has found a new owner

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JP
Posted October 5, 2013 - 4:07pm

Out standing watch. 

Bulova Auccuquartz.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 6, 2013 - 4:50am

Nice job on the adverts Ken, the Ludington one brings back memories.

With regard to the ID I think this should be "Accutron Quartz" as opposed to Accuquartz, per the ad.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 6, 2013 - 6:39am

I agree with Geoff, adverts has these listed as Accutron Quartz. Love the movement!

Button in the 3rd picture at the 4 o'clock position is the Accuset feature, 'a built-in miniture computer that lets you read just the sweep second hand to the precise second without stopping the movement'

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2014 - 4:26am

Sure looks like the "B" watch in this ad above.  Ad is from June 14 1979.  I'm good w/ Accutron Quartz, but I bet each of these had unique model names (or more likely numbers) which we just don't know...yet