Bulova 1970 Accutron

Submitted by ArchieGoodwin on March 7, 2014 - 11:49am
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18kt HGEP (heavy gold electroplate) model.  Gold dial. 

'74 ABC Case Parts Catalog info follows:

Case # 3098 / Caliber # 2180 / Crystal # 1222-4 / Crown # 56PY / Gasket # G780 / Back rim # BR7 / Spring bar # 931

1970 Bulova Accutron ArchieGriffin 03 27 2014
Posted March 8, 2014 - 6:25pm

That is the first 218 series I have really liked.

Posted March 8, 2014 - 8:01pm

The HGEP, gold dial, lug style, and dial markings all add up to a pretty striking ensemble.  I like it too. 



Posted March 9, 2014 - 4:49am

Generic Accutron for now. Very nice looking watch. We have a low res advert showing this watch but it's not ID'd.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 9, 2014 - 6:34am

It is a sharp looking watch. Agree with 'Accutron' ID, wish we had more on these beauties.

Posted June 10, 2016 - 6:50am

I have this Original Model and will post soon.

Choice was a Brown Leather Band or a Kreisler Mesh with Accutron Signed Clasp Bracelet.

I have seen the Bracelets sell for 300.00 alone without the watch. These 218 Models have a Clean Design without day or date complications making them rare.

I looked for a decade to find a Original with Mesh Bracelet. And then the seller sent the Package to the wrong customer.

I have the ad somewhere but if I remember, this model sold for 150.00 with Leather Band and 195.00 with Mesh Bracelet making the value today at least 10 times more. The box, Display case was the standard of the day Oak Wood Box with the Yellow Felt and tags.

I prefer the slim Accutron Leather Case

I love this gold dial "Clean Design" more than any other Bulova Accutron.

JV "Time & Again" Contemporary and Vintage Watch Restorations (Bulova Specialists)