My watch is a 1974 Bulova Accuquartz, in 10kt gold, sub-caliber 2242 (day/date complication).
I lost my Dad in October of last year and amongst other things his favourite watch was passed onto me. I am trying to find out more about it. I vaguely remember him buying it when he was on holiday in the US, and he was really pleased with himself. He always wore it even at work or doing the garden. Over the last couple of years he didn’t wear it but wore a Seiko, I thought this was because his eyesight was going and he needed a bigger dial. I know now that some idiot in a jewellers told him that batteries were no longer available and the watch was obsolete. He would have been really disappointed to put it in a draw and not wear it anymore. I wish he had asked me to look into it and we could have got it going again. One of the many things we did not talk about because I was too ‘busy’.
You can see it’s had a hard life
On the back it has the markings 3 726037 N4. The case ref is 7578-1.
The watch is currently with a repairer who has cleaned and calibrated it. He has also replaced several parts which I have sourced on eBay from the US and Australia. It is keeping good time on the watch winding table. The case has been cleaned and repaired.
I am trying to find out the part numbers for the crystal and crown for this watch so I can search for replacements.
Has anyone seen one like it before ?