Bulova 1976 Accutron

Submitted by ArchieGoodwin on November 26, 2013 - 6:52pm
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Purchased used off the 'Bay, I wanted to surprise my wife with this unusual bangle style tuning fork Accutron woman's watch.  Unfortunately the 2210 movement needs servicing.  The open stainless loop has a hinge that opens several degrees, allowing one to place their wrist through. 

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 6:54pm

Wow, strange and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted November 26, 2013 - 7:09pm

My pleasure.  I'm on watchtalkforums and frequent their Accutron/Bulova subforum, where you'll find many tuning fork fans.  I've just started collecting them a little over a year ago, and have a growing collection (10 mens, 2 womans - 8 running, 4 need service/repair).  I have some other watches as well (I posted a '69 Sea King I'd love to get running).  A thank you to all the members of this site for all the information here. 

Geoff Baker
Posted November 27, 2013 - 6:12am

I can't find anything on this one, I swear I've seen it before. Cool watch!

Posted November 27, 2013 - 12:20pm

Thanks Geoff, it is cool isn't it?  Unfortunately, it's yet another 2210 tuning fork movement I've picked up that, while appearing to be in perfect condition, won't work after a new battery has been installed.  I've had less luck with these movements than other Accutron movements, such as 218 variants. 

Posted November 27, 2013 - 7:25pm

In reply to by ArchieGoodwin

I think that 2210 movement was pretty much a throw-away movement, if it quit and a battery didn't work, simply replace the movement. I see quite a few of these NOS semi-complete movements come up for sale on the bay, the old watchmakers must have stocked them by the hundereds.

Unknown for now, but slowly we are finding ads...

Posted November 27, 2013 - 8:02pm

Ouch OldTicker!  As an Accutron fan, that hurts to hear anyone describe one of the movements as a throwaway.  ;-)   Perhaps it's true, as I rarely, if ever, see one listed on eBay as working.  I am aware of one collector who has several, and once serviced hasn't had any trouble with them at all.  They are a wonderous little piece though, with the battery located between the forks. 

Posted November 27, 2013 - 8:40pm

In reply to by ArchieGoodwin


At least its not a 224 series movement....Keep your eye out on the bay, I know I have seen quite a few of these NOS replacement movements listed over the years, and they usually sell quite cheap...

Posted November 27, 2013 - 8:50pm

Thank you, and I will as it would most likely be much cheaper than sending it for repair.  I assume most skilled watch repair places can remove / replace the original dial and hands on to a replacement movement easily? 

Posted November 27, 2013 - 9:02pm

In reply to by ArchieGoodwin

Finding a local "skilled" watchmaker is the hard part, most Jewelers send the watches out to get repaired, pulling hands and changing dials & stems is fairly easy if you have the right tools, just like changing a battery...but when it comes to the real workings of the movement, I send mine out to the Pro's, which many members here fit that bill...

Posted November 27, 2013 - 11:38pm

Exactly.  I'm with you on that OldTicker.  I'm well aware of the troubles there are in finding a reputable, skilled watchmaker.  I'm slowly learning a few of the simpler things myself, so I don't have to trust someone else, or take the time to have someone do a small job.