Bulova 1970 Accutron Calendar

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
2181
Case Serial No.: 
3-87682
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

just looking for any info,it has been in my safe for 30 yrs or so

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pbilly
Posted December 9, 2013 - 12:43pm

HI i just joined and was looking for any info on this watch

the circuits look different from others ive seen here?

what does unadjusted mean in the last photo?

any recommendations on a place to get it in working order or should i just put a battery in it?

is it 40 micron AU layer?

thanks

Geoff Baker
Posted December 11, 2013 - 7:18am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Billy, welcome to myBulova. To answer your questions - the 'circuits' are standard Accutron, "Unadjusted" is watch movement jargon. "Adjusted' movements are designed to be accurate in different positions (dial up, dial down, dial right, left etc.). Because Accutron is tuning fork regulated, there is no need for adjustment. Accutron service is a bit pricey because of the specialty tools required - I'll send you a private message with a suggestion. I would not run it without service. Finally, 40 micron is the gold thickness.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 10, 2013 - 8:56am

Club 5000Panel Member

Accutron Calendar, model variant unknown at this time...still searching.

OldTicker
Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:51pm

Agree, Accutron Calendar, variant unknown, If it has been sitting that long, I would recommend having a qualified Accuton watchmaker service it, chances are the oil is dried up or gummy and starting it could damage the coils or fork, which will get real costly to repair.

JP
Posted December 10, 2013 - 1:05pm

Panel Member

I agree with Old Ticker, take it to an authorized Accutron repairman and have it serviced and a new battery installed.

1970 accutron 218-1. The first in the 218 series.