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BULOVA Accutron 2181 "Tuning Fork" Electronic

This watch was SOLD on December 27, 2016 (Destination: Loudonville, NY, U.S.A.)

 
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Gender: male
Year: 1960-1969
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 34 mm
Dial Height: 34 mm
Movement: tuning fork electronic quartz
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 43 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: H320026, N0, 11-1, 3050
Serial Number on Movement: 2181
Band: leather (midnight blue)
Band Width: 17 mm
Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)
 

This is an authentic American Made 1960s BULOVA Accutron Watch with Date display.

  • Original BULOVA Watch with NEW crown, band & clasp!
  • FEATURES: Tuning Fork Movement, Cushion Case, Off-Center Crown, 2-Piece Case Back, Date
  • STAINLESS STEEL: case, crown, back
  • GOLD-PLATED STEEL: inner bezel & clasp
  • LEATHER: band (midnight blue)
  1. Notes for EUROPEAN BUYERS: Your Customs Regulations are strict! Items with batteries shipped into European countries will be seized. If you are acquiring this watch, we will ship without battery but will provide exact battery size specification so you can have the correct one installed upon receipt of the watch.

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!



bulova accutron tuning fork quartz date watch

The BULOVA Accutron, introduced in the 1960s, was the world's first fully electronic watch - it revolutionized timekeeping & changed the concept of timing forever.

The BULOVA Accutron housed a 360 hertz tuning fork instead of a balance wheel as its timekeeping element. Its accuracy was up to a minute per month, or two seconds per day, considerably better than mechanical watches of the time! As a result, the BULOVA Accutron was the first wristwatch precise enough to qualify for U.S. railroad certification!

[Wikipedia (March 19, 2015) • BULOVA (Article) • Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulova#Accutron]

An awesome 1960s BULOVA Accutron TV Commercial you don't want to miss out on is uploaded on YouTube! Please visit this link to view it https://youtu.be/x2ZFsqw9QHg! The video only runs for a minute!

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Among Accutrons, this may be BULOVA's most adventurous & stylized!

Its cushion case, off-center crown, color-coated hands, crosshair, railtrack grid & gold inner bezel - features you don't often see together in a vintage watch, are all harmoniously combined in this little wonder!

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
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stainless steel cushion case

midnight blue dial or face in matte finish & in PRISTINE condition with crisp markings & a flawless surface

gold-plated steel inner bezel with painted black hour markers

bulova accutron tuning fork quartz date watch

black-coated steel hour & minute hands, red-coated steel second hand

date display window at 6 o'clock

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painted white "ACCUTRON" at 12 o'clock

painted white BULOVA symbol logo at 6 o'clock

painted white railtrack grid

painted white crosshair



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new stainless steel crown

original BULOVA raised acrylic crystal

bulova accutron tuning fork quartz date watch

new midnight blue leather band matches its face

Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

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new gold-plated steel clasp

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case back embossed with BULOVA name logo, "STAINLESS STEEL" & serial numbers

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

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2-piece case back comprised of ring & plate

reverse side of case back embossed with instructions: "USE ONLY GENUINE ACCUTRON CELL MARKED 218", "INSTALL WITH YELLOW SEAL TOWARD CASE BACK (218 TOWARD DIAL)" & codes

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American Made BULOVA tuning fork electronic quartz movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

An expert study & review of the BULOVA Accutron movement is featured on the Watch Guy Blog. Please visit this link for reference http://watchguy.co.uk/teardown-bulova-accutron-218/, I highly recommend it!

Notes for EUROPEAN BUYERS: Your Customs Regulations are strict! Items with batteries shipped into European countries will be seized. If you are acquiring this watch, we will ship without battery but will provide exact battery size specification so you can have the correct one installed upon receipt of the watch.
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