Bulova 1971 Accutron

Submitted by sbbrooks on November 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
sbbrooks 1971 Accutron 259 11 20 2014
Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:04am

Hi Stephen, welcome back. I think this is a match to your Accutron:

Accutron 259, nice looking piece.

Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:09am

Sweet, good ad find and a great watch.


Posted November 19, 2014 - 6:57am

Nice ad match, agree with "259"

Posted November 19, 2014 - 8:38am

Good to be back. This was another watch of my father's I recently ran across. It will probably be my last, unless something unexpected pops up. I love the ad that was found. Thanks! Right now it has the Speidel stretch my father used but I’m always curious how they were sold originally. I will probably replace the band. One question, how good were these watches at timekeeping? I took it to a local watch shop and simply had a new battery put in. He looked at it and said all looked well, but we didn’t do any in-depth looking or cleaning. He put the battery in and it fired right up. But, it seems to not be keeping great time. That said, it has only been about a week. Thoughts? Thanks again guys.

Posted November 19, 2014 - 10:38am

When cleaned and calibrated, this things keep super accurate time usually.  One of our members can service them, Timemachines, and I send all my Accutrons to him.  Going to be sending him 2 more soon I think.

Posted November 19, 2014 - 10:40am

Thanks. He has done work for me in the past as well. He would be my go-to guy again....I just didn't know if I needed to go-to anybody. I'll track how it does for a while longer then contact him if necessary.