Bulova 1975 Accutron

Submitted by Nic on June 28, 2015 - 4:19am
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2 987748
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About a week ago I was handed a beautiful vintage Bulova Accutron wristwatch, not knowing much about the brand, nor being informed of any further details. Upon attempting to do some research on my newly acquired timepiece, I found that I was unable to locate any reference to another one of the same model as mine. I have however found a similar model from the same year, 1975, but though similar, it is not an exact match. The only other 1975 model I could find that was the closest in shape and look to mine, I found on this site, and can be viewed by clicking this link: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1975-accutron-5591 


So after all this, here is what I do know about this model:


  • I can deduce that it is a watch intended for a male
  • I know that the serial number is as follows: 2 987748
  • I know that it is a 1975 model, as indicated by the "N5" found below the serial number
  • I know that it is indeed a Bulova Accutron.

So I now turn to you, the experts, in the hope that my lack of knowledge in regards to my timepiece might be supplemented by that of another chronometer aficionado. 

I thank you all in advance for your assistance. Any extra light that can be shed upon the identity and designation of this model will indeed be appreciated. 

Thank you kindly for your time, and also for your expertise,

Kind Regards,




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Geoff Baker
Posted June 28, 2015 - 6:39am

Hi Nic, welcome to myBulova. Accutron was introduced by Bulova in 1960. it was a revolutionary step in watches known for it 'tuning fork' movement which kept the watch extremely accurate. The tuning fork heads al the opposing coils you see near the bottom of your last photograph. The original watches didn't have winding stems but had a time setting mechanism on the watch back. The second generation movement had a winding stem at the 4 o'clock position. By the late seventies the tuning fork movements gave way to quartz movements and the rest, as they say, is history.

I don't see and exact match in our advert dB. Generally these watches didn't have proper names like other Bulova of the period bust where known only by a model number. When we can't find the exact model we classify them as just 'Accutron'

1975 Accutron is my ID vote.

Posted June 30, 2015 - 9:38am

1975 Bulova Accutron. Mounting Ring for Battery is missing. See Battery Cavity and Cell fit. 1.5 volt hopefully. NICE Men's Model last years of true "tuning fork" Accutron's. 

Posted June 30, 2015 - 10:46am

What I mean't to say is that the Battery Spacer is missing. The cell could move out of position and become dislodged and even could short out the contacts. You need the spacer sold with these 344 batteries. Check e-bay for Accutron Batteries. 

William Smith
Posted June 30, 2015 - 3:05pm

1975 Accutron from me.  

Posted June 30, 2015 - 3:12pm

1975 Accutron