Bulova 1971 Accutron "259"

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Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
259
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
2180
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
179831
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this is a model 259, after looking at your data list. I was curious about the case back. Inside it has the initials CB inside a little frame, and the number 952 embossed in the metal. Also it is marked Swiss just below the 952. So I assume it is a Swiss made case. The movement is marked USA.

Is this movement basicly the same as the regular 218?

Thanks for help.

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timekeeper 1971 Bulova 01 5 2015
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mybulova_admin
Posted January 5, 2015 - 9:03am

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Generic Bulova Accutron. Looking for the variation now.

952 will be the case model number, used as a reference for parts.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 5, 2015 - 9:13am

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Watch is a nice match for the Accutron '259'

Right down to the red sweep hand.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 5, 2015 - 9:01pm

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Hi timekeeper, welcome back. It is the 259, good job on the ID. Great looking watch.

Accutron 259

timekeeper
Posted January 5, 2015 - 10:49pm

Thanks you for the information.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 6, 2015 - 8:16am

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....and to answer the movement question. Yes, the 2180 was the second generation standard Accutron movement, 218D I think was the first. The 2180 did not have the date or day complication.

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William Smith
Posted January 5, 2015 - 11:26pm

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Yep.  Accutron 259.

Andersok
Posted January 6, 2015 - 8:22am

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Agree with Accutron 259, nice example

JP
Posted January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

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Accutron 259