Bulova 1969 Accutron Date & Day

Submitted by Kkanakis on December 9, 2019 - 10:56pm
Manufacture Year
1969
Movement Model
10-9
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
2182 2923
Case Serial No.
H97181
Case shape
Octagonal
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Additional Information

There is an hand etched number (?) located on inside of case back. Just above the battery 218 requirement. It appears to be 517625E (or) S17625E.

Also printed on inside of back case is 10-9 and 2923

On outside of case back is 4 digit number 7693 and M9

Patented 14KT GOLD FILLED CASE       BULOVA

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1969 Bulova watch
Andersok
Posted December 10, 2019 - 8:15am

This one looks to be a match to the Accutron Day and Date 'H', though that variant calls for a silver dial, and yours appears to be gilt (or perhaps just faded)?

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Kkanakis
Posted December 10, 2019 - 1:52pm

In reply to by Andersok

Awesome! The face is definitely NOT silver nor faded. Gold hands with phosphorus strike down middleof hour & minute hand. Definitely gold tone. The word ACCUTRON in gold as well. Second hand is gold, fine, tuning fork as depicted. Phosphorus can be charged by UV light for longest glowing effects. Each hourly marker are gold, with dark line strike in middle of each marker. 12, 6, 9, hours are enlarged in comparison to other markers.

Andersok
Posted December 10, 2019 - 5:18pm

In reply to by Kkanakis

There were often identical watches with different dial colors with these Accutron models, each with a specific variant letter. The gilt (or non-silver) dial, which you may have, likely had a different variant than the silver dial 'H'. 

Kkanakis
Posted December 10, 2019 - 2:56pm

A little back story on this watch. This belonged to my father. He wore it as a daily with an occasional change to something that struck his fancy. Then would return back to a daily wear again. I am certain that he purchased it new, and probably in Monmouth Illinois through a local jewlery store. He, at some point, had a Spaceview to which as the kid I was, thought how cool is that! I don't know if that was a 'loaner', try & buy, ? -All I know is the Spaceview went away and this one became permanent. (I don't recall the Spaceview being in his possession very long). Again this was his daily watch, up to his passing in 1992. Coming into my possession '92.

     It took several years for me to overcome my 'difficulties' of wearing it myself. I had the battery changed a couple times, then had it removed and 'mothballed' for 7ish years. Being in IT field, year 2000 (Y2K) stirred up and resurrection of several items. So in 2000 a trip to a local Bulova jewler for a clean and battery. Since, I've been wearing less than daily, but often. More of being my 'pretty boy' go out to dinner, movie, etc time piece.

Kathy L.
Posted December 10, 2019 - 5:09pm

Thank you for sharing your father's watch with us.  What a treasure for you to have.

1969 Bulova Accutron Date and Day

Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2019 - 10:32pm

Geat story, heirloom watches are the best. Honor you father, WEAR IT!

196 Bulova Accutron Date and Day H

jabs
Posted December 11, 2019 - 4:14am

1969 Bulova Accutron Date & Day "H"

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 11, 2019 - 6:18pm

Good for you! Got to love an Heirloom watch.

1969 Accutron Date & Day, tentative variant "H".