Bulova 1972 Accutron

Submitted by Morley Selver on October 4, 2020 - 1:34pm
Manufacture Year
1972
Case Serial No.
J690022
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This watch is from Canada.

Under the serial number it says N2. I didn't see this model in any of the watches on your web page or the adverts. I see similar watches, but the face is different, they have a date mechanism, the crown is in a different location and they do not have the 10K gold plate. The serial number comes up empty.

I got this watch from my Father-in-Laws estate. It was given to his brother in 1975 as the "Gold Watch" for 25 years service. He passed away in the mid 90's. I don't know when the watch was last serviced, but I don't think the battery would last from the 90's.  

The watch is running but it runs fast. 

 

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 4, 2020 - 7:45pm

My guess on the fast running is the voltage of the battery. Accutrons took a lower voltage battery than those currently widely available. I'm not an Accutron guy, but I'm sure another member can help you with this. I believe a competent Accutron repair person can re-calibrate the movement to function with a new higher voltage battery.

Here is an entry from Bulova 1973-1974 LinebookBAWDO186 that looks like it's a match, it's the only one I find even close.

accutron 304

 

accutron 304 2

1972 Bulova Accutron "304"

Morley Selver
Posted October 4, 2020 - 8:07pm

The face is different as the one I have says Bulova above the Accutron.

Is it possible someone changed the back to one stamped N2?

I have read some of the comments about diodes to cut down on the voltage.

Thanks for your input.

JimDon5822
Posted October 7, 2020 - 2:42pm

In reply to by Morley Selver

it looks like the Bulova or Accutron was added after the fact.  They don't seem to be aligned on your watch.   EIther way I am OK with a 1972 Bulova Accutron.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 7, 2020 - 10:11pm

What a beautiful watch, I love it! Heirloom watches are so special, congratulations. I submit the watch is all original (and in amazing condition)

1972 Bulova Accutron