Bulova 1971 Accutron

Submitted by timekeeper on January 4, 2015 - 6:24pm
259
Manufacture Year
1971
Movement Model
2180
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
179831
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
domed plastic
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I believe this is a model 259, after looking at your data list. I was curious about the case back. Inside it has the initials CB inside a little frame, and the number 952 embossed in the metal. Also it is marked Swiss just below the 952. So I assume it is a Swiss made case. The movement is marked USA.

Is this movement basicly the same as the regular 218?

Thanks for help.

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timekeeper 1971 Bulova 01 5 2015
Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted January 5, 2015 - 8:03am

Generic Bulova Accutron. Looking for the variation now.

952 will be the case model number, used as a reference for parts.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 5, 2015 - 8:01pm

Hi timekeeper, welcome back. It is the 259, good job on the ID. Great looking watch.

Accutron 259

timekeeper
Posted January 5, 2015 - 9:49pm

Thanks you for the information.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 6, 2015 - 7:16am

In reply to by timekeeper

....and to answer the movement question. Yes, the 2180 was the second generation standard Accutron movement, 218D I think was the first. The 2180 did not have the date or day complication.

William Smith
Posted January 5, 2015 - 10:26pm

Yep.  Accutron 259.

Andersok
Posted January 6, 2015 - 7:22am

Agree with Accutron 259, nice example

JP
Posted January 8, 2015 - 5:30pm

Accutron 259