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Bulova 1971 Accutron "Unisex"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.604

Variant: 

Unisex

Manufacture Year: 

1971

Movement Model: 

764

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3-291960

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

Season's Grettings to all of you!

This watch was a present to my father from my mother; from the backcase I guess it is a 1971 production and I searched anywhere to understand which model but never found anything matching.

For further information, as you will see it is made in solid 18k satin gold and very heavy (more than 3.5oz.).

Thank you for your help!

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[1971] Bulova Accutron
[1971] Backcase
[1971] Band print
[1971] Backcase inside
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 1, 2019 - 8:29pm

Wow all that gold!

The closest I can come up with is this advert.

Model wise I think it's a 'Mini Accutron'

Bulova Accutron 18K solid gold

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted January 3, 2019 - 12:34pm

Wow, that's a nice one. Congrats, that's a pretty respectable heirloom watch to receive from your Dad.

I come up empty on a name as well.

1971 Bulova Accutron is the best I can do, but still looking.

gioodel
Posted January 4, 2019 - 5:03am

Hello, thank you for your messages and comments! In effects I tried to find that model on the Bulova archives but I did not find it...  Unfortunately its box has been lost during one of my moves...

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 4, 2019 - 8:42pm

Bulova archives?

gioodel
Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:16pm

Some years ago I remember  I have found a web page on the European website of Bulova containing an archive of vintage watches, I tried to find it again but unsuccessfully, will try to see on my old Mac if any trace on the chronology

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:25pm

If you can once again find the link, we would be very pleased if you would share it.

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Kathy L.
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Posted January 4, 2019 - 12:47pm

What a lovely heirloom for you to have from your parents and a beautiful watch.  The ads and names diminish in the 70's but at least you know it is an Accutron.  I agree with Stephen that it is probably a Mini Accutron.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 5, 2019 - 11:05am

Nice family heirloom, it certainly is exciting to see all gold bracelet as well as case. I wonder though, if this is a man's watch we shouldn't tag it as a 'Mini' as they were all ladies models. I agree that is most likely an Unknown Accutron Model but still would tag it as...

1971 Bulova Accutron

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 5, 2019 - 9:24pm

Good point. I missed the part 'to my father from my mother' which would mean its a mens watch.

gioodel can you please measure the width of the watch (minus the crown) and post here.

Could it have been a gift to your mother from your father ?

gioodel
Posted January 8, 2019 - 2:10pm

mybulova_admin wrote:

Good point. I missed the part 'to my father from my mother' which would mean its a mens watch.

gioodel can you please measure the width of the watch (minus the crown) and post here.

Could it have been a gift to your mother from your father ?

As finally seen, it is a unisex model... and yes it was a present from my mother to my father; my mother had another gold Accutron for herself now in the hands of my sister-in-law