Bulova 1973 Accutron Calendar

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
G760289
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

10k RGP bezel and back.

other numbers inside case: 3392 and 34

USA

 

Not For Sale
Bulova 218
Bulova watch
JP
Posted May 12, 2013 - 12:36pm

Panel Member

218 Accutron

OldTicker
Posted May 13, 2013 - 12:00am

So far, Accutron Calendar with a 2181 movement, I have to look through the ads...

littleorme
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:11am

Thanks. Accutron 218 was as much as I knew - but Calendar is useful.

Thanks again.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:23am

'ACCUTRON CALENDAR' unknown variant

mybulova_admin
Posted May 13, 2013 - 6:56am

Club 5000Panel Member

Ditto.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 14, 2013 - 5:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree - Accutron Calendar

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N5XTC
Posted July 13, 2017 - 7:57am

I secured the 1973 model above from an antique store. I traded for a vintage radio I did not pay much for.

The watch was in the original hard case, but was not running. Took to a jewler to discover that the battery had been removed, thankfully. New battery and she is back in action. I replaced the aftermarket metal band with a black leather with white stiching. I LOVE this watch.

She is marked N3 on the back so def a 1973 model. Has the goodyear logo on the face as had been engraved to a guy who put in 25 years there.

She seems to run fine, but sometimes will lose 2 mins mysteriously after taking her off and setting her aside, OR gain or lose seconds. Seemsto be after I remove the watch. Not sure why this occurs. Once this happens, she will mainly run great. any ideas what this could be? OR, is it connected to the tuning fork model? any advice would be appreciated.

I will upload a pic after I post this message.

**I did take back to the jewler to make sure battery was good (tested on machine as good) and that is was seated properly.** again, she seems to run fine once she loses or gains and as wearing.

Scott