Bulova 1977 Accutron Quartz

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
quartz 242
Case Serial No.: 
T -3745
Case shape: 
Oval
Crystal Details: 
Glass
Additional Information: 

This is my N7 Accutron  "Dual-Day"  Quartz with the early 242 calibre movement. The recessed button located at 4 allows you to move the hour hand only.

Image 4 is the original bracelet.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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plainsmen
Posted July 21, 2012 - 1:47pm

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I vote yes.

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bobbee
Posted July 21, 2012 - 2:33pm

Great watch, Peter. No-brainer!

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 21, 2012 - 3:02pm

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Ditto.

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William Smith
Posted July 21, 2012 - 3:04pm

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Nice watch and photos. Now for me it's just the question of "what model name do we assign to this watch"  We "know" what it is, but are we distinguishing between Accuquartz and Accutron Quartz?  In either of those, are we distinguishing the movement models within directly in the "model name", or are those details simply listed in their respective drop-down choices in the root record?  Below is a list of "model names" for the AccuSomething series of watches, taken from the watch search.  I believe it contains all model names we are currently using, and can be updated if/when a new model name is needed. 

Apparently to date we have not distinguished btwn Accutron Quartz and Accuquartz.  Therefore, it's a given that we have not further subset either of those by movement model in the "model name".  So what model name are we proposing for this "no brainer"?

If I had to pick from those currently available,  it would be a "1977 Accuquartz"  

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 21, 2012 - 3:14pm

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The Accuquartz is the only example ever produced of a quartz controlled tuning fork watch. I don't believe this is one of these, they are  cal 224. It is two systems in one watch, a hybrid, if you will, and not as accurate as a quartz watch without the tuning fork. 

The Accutron quartz is a regular quartz movement, the 242. 

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bobbee
Posted July 21, 2012 - 3:52pm

I would have thought "Accutron Quartz  Dual-Day", like it says on the tin!

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William Smith
Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:08pm

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Thanks Rob.  I like that model name Bobbee.  It just has to be added to the existing choices, or do we simply go w/ "Accutron Quartz"?  I'd confirm either.

OldTicker
Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:47pm

Accutron Quartz would be the best category for this one since it is not a tuning fork model.

oliverb
Posted July 21, 2012 - 9:17pm

As you know, Bulova has continued to trade on the "Accutron" name on some of it's watches since ceasing production of the true Accutron tuning fork movements in 1977. Many folks - both sellers and buyers - get confused when the see the name "Accutron Quartz" and believe they have a tuning fork Accutron movement. Many folks don't have a clue what an "Accuquartz" is. If you see a 2-letter Day wheel, it is not a tuning fork movement - unless you have a caliber  2303 or 2313 tuning fork movement, which was the only tuning fork movement Bulova produced with a 2-letter date wheel. Bulova's 230 Series Service Manual  displays 3-letter Day wheels but they never produced them that way. Accuquartz and Accutron Quartz - two totally different movements.

That is a beautiful quartz movement in the watch above!

BTW, I have an Accuquartz watch that is more accurate than my Precisionist!

Geoff Baker
Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:53am

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Accutron Quartz, no "Dual Day" designation. Just becasue that's printed on the dial does not make it a watch model name. Bulova and Caravelle put 'Dual Day" under date date windows on several models