Bulova 1975 Accutron

3/10 votes
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Inside of caseback says:

REF. L-178 in black ink with U7048-0 and U-10328-0 scratched in

Movement says: 2301

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William Smith
Posted November 23, 2012 - 2:18am

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Any chance of more info and/or pics of this watch please Poetgirl?   Can't quite read what's on the dial, and the case manufacturer- Jonell?  How did you chose that?  If you can't get more pics, could you list everything stamped on case back?   Thanks

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William Smith
Posted November 24, 2012 - 10:29pm

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 9:19pm

Unknown until we get better pictures and info on the watch.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 4:12am


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Posted November 26, 2012 - 8:21am

'ACCUTRON' Series 230

model # unknown

Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:34am

Hi everyone, sorry I'm very new to this all.  My pictures aren't great but hopefully you can see some of the details.  I have not opened the watch so don't know how it is stamped inside.  Back case reads "14kt, Bulova N5, 57589" with the "J" symbol with arrow.  The watch belonged to my mom and was bought in California in the mid-70s - I believe 1975 based on the marking.

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William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 3:37pm

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I vote for an unknown Accutron
Based on the series being produced at the time- I'd say Accutron 230, but that's just a guess, as it could have a different Accutron series movement, or even a 2005 Chinese quartz movement fitted to the case.  If we are ID'ing the case/dial independent of the movement within, then it's an unknown model 1975 Accutron- if there is such a thing. 
Owner notes :Back case reads "14kt, Bulova N5, 57589" with the "J" symbol with arrow.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2012 - 6:51am

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1975 Accutron, period. Based on the crown I would tend to agree with 230 but until it's opened, it just Accutron to me.

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Posted December 2, 2012 - 8:27pm

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I'm with Geoff