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Bulova 1974 Accuquartz

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Manufacture Year: 

1974

Movement Model: 

-

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3-764274

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Hello there,

I just recently found this beautiful bulova watch that belonged to my great grandfather. However I do not know anything about it and I could not tell which model it is. (The lower line of the serial number is really hard to read, so I kinda guessed that it is an M. That means the age could be entirely wrong) Id be pleased if anyone could help me to learn more about this watch.

regards

Philip

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1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 3, 2019 - 9:01pm

Hello Philip, welcome to myBulova. Most of us agree that an heirloom watch from a father or in your case a grandfather is a very special thing. I looks like your grandfather took very good care of his watch, congratulations. Accuquartz followed Accutron so it's almost the third generation of the Accutron line for Bulova. These watches (the quartz version) were first produced around 1974 so I suspect it's a little newer than you thought. I can't quite make out the lower line you refer to but i don't think it's a part of the serial numberor a date code, I'm not sure what it is. These watches were considered state of the art at the time but alas the quartz movement almost became the end of mechanical movement watches.

I think we'll tag your watch as an Accuquartz but without opening the case and getting a date code from the case back or movement we may not be able to ascertain the year of manufacture. I would suggest 1974-75-ish, Thanks for sharing it, you're very fortunate to have it!

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Andersok
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Posted September 4, 2019 - 6:00am

Accuquartz, datestamp may be on the movement or inside caseback; 1967 is too early and will likely be early to mid 70s.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 4, 2019 - 7:42am

My guess is also mid - 1970's Accuquartz. We don't see many of these with the quartz crystal logo on the face. The only ones in the database I find are dated 1974. Seeing what is on the inside of the caseback would be very helpful.

The only ads I find in the Db (2) depicting the quartz crystal on the face combined with the name "Accuquartz" are also dated 1974 and 1975.

Heirloom watches are my favorite.

Without a date code from the case interior, I would be inclined to call your Grandfather's watch a tentative (date) 1974 Accuquartz.

Ash
Posted September 4, 2019 - 9:31am

 I find the strap rather interesting as its from a much earlier period. Looks great on that Accuquartz and in very nice condition. A well respected and looked after Bulova.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 5, 2019 - 9:49am

Those marks look like a watchmaker's service mark, which is usually inscribed on the inside of the case. 

AccuQuartz, date unknown.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 5, 2019 - 10:52am

Welcome to myBulova!  What a wonderful heirloom from your great-grandfather, a treasure indeed!

1974 (tenative date) Bulova Accuquartz

Philip
Posted September 10, 2019 - 7:40am

I recently got myself the batterie of this watch replaced and I just noticed that its sounds are quite strange. So my question is whether it is normal that there is more of a electrical buzzing instead of a ticking?

Regards Philip

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 10, 2019 - 11:17am

Yes, you should be hearing what is called a humming sound from these tuning fork movements.