Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Submitted by catangen on May 24, 2020 - 8:48pm
F
Manufacture Year
1973
Movement Model
2242
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Case Serial No.
J442791
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
some scratches.
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1972 Bulova Accuquarts Day Date. Asymmetric shaped case. 2242 Bulova UAS movement. This a another is another that had been discarded as broken. When I acquired this watch the battery retaining bar was missing. A fellow Bulova collector in a Facebook group was kind enough to offer me one of his spares for free. Once installed with a new battery it took running. Humming like a champ. As you can see, the movement has had a rough time or two. Looks like severe battery corrosion but still has not stopped this guy from keeping almost perfect time. The first month I had it operating it picked up 12 seconds. There is still some work to be done. The wind is tough and the day and date wheel do not advance. It has an appointment with my watchmaker and hopefully will be good as new soon.  I love the Asymmetric shape watches. Its just a great piece to look at. The shape, the dial finish is a sort of a two tone metallic, the diamond and logo at the 9. 

I have so far been unable to locate any adverts with this case style. 

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1972 Bulova Accuquartz
1972 Bulova Accuquartz
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1972 Bulova Accuquartz crown
neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 24, 2020 - 9:21pm

Very cool! Certainly worth fixing!

1973_LineBook_BAWD0180, page 32

accuquartz

1972 Bulova Accuquartz "F"

catangen
Posted May 24, 2020 - 10:16pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Excellent find in the book. hadn't seen that or knew of any model designation. Whata is your thoughts on the two different prices? $125/$250 

catangen
Posted May 25, 2020 - 3:25pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

50% markup, really? hmm. $250 seems like a lot of money to lay out for a watch in 1972. 

JimDon5822
Posted May 24, 2020 - 10:12pm

This is a model you do not see very often.  Definitely one to fix.  The line book shows a Accuquartz movement and this one is an Accutron one.  Did Bulova use Accuquartz in the later years for all quartz or Accutron movements?   I will leave it up the experts on this as I am not familiar with these later models.

catangen
Posted July 1, 2020 - 9:08pm

In reply to by JimDon5822

Well, its the Accuquartz...no the Accutron. My understanding is they were only made a few years and were in between the Transistor controlled Accutron and the full blown quartz Accutron. This is still a tuning fork movement but some of the transistors were replaced with this quartz doohickey setup. See photo...

3 different type Accutrons

 

jabs
Posted May 25, 2020 - 10:58am

1972 Bulova Accuquarz "F" good find

catangen
Posted May 25, 2020 - 5:40pm

To a little confusion. I have been looking through the database and found a listing for another 1972 Accuquartz "F" and it nothing like my example here. Its an 18k round body with im assuming a custom made bracelet. Quite unique but I am wondering how they are totally different but both classified an "F" model. 

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1972-accuquartz-5537