Bulova 1976 Accutron Calendar

Submitted by Willjammer on October 14, 2019 - 6:23pm
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1976 Bulova watch
1976 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted October 14, 2019 - 10:26pm

Fascinating, a Bulova Accutron watch emblazoned with the name of a competitor watch manufacturer? I suspect the logo is from an organization not necessarily associated with the watch company. Do you know the origin of the watch?

Kathy L.
Posted October 16, 2019 - 8:08pm

I thought this was very curious when I saw it as well.  Elgin is also a city in Illinois and there is one in Oregon as well.  I wonder if it might have anything to do with either of those.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 16, 2019 - 10:34pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

I thought the exact same thing Kathy. In fact I did a search on company badges (logos) containing the word 'Elgin'. I rather doubt it's the watch company but I don't see anything else.

Posted October 18, 2019 - 9:00am

There is also an Elgin TX. Like Geoff, I did a search of "Elgin Logo", but didn't find a match. 

A better photo of the logo might help if we can better see the design above "Elgin".

Movement is a 219 series, 2192 being sweep second and date - crown at "4". I seem to remember reading someplace that the 219 is a 7 jewel movement, but can't confirm. Just thinking out loud.

For the time being, all I can offer is

1976 Bulova Accutron  w/custom dial


Reverend Rob
Posted October 18, 2019 - 10:09am

It's a curious logo, definitely not the watch manufacturer.


Geoff Baker
Posted October 18, 2019 - 10:47pm

I've looked through all the adverts on site. I see many that are close to matching but no direct hits

1976 Bulova Accutron Calendar

Posted October 19, 2019 - 7:08am

Style looks to be the same as the Accutron Calendar 'O'

Kathy L.
Posted October 19, 2019 - 10:02am

I think you got it Ken.  Accutron Calendar "O" looks like a match.

Posted October 19, 2019 - 10:06am

Wow, well done, Ken. I will agree,

1976  Accutron Calendar "O" 


Geoff Baker
Posted October 19, 2019 - 9:51pm

I looked at the O variant but decided against it based on the location of the word Accutron. I would be tentative on an "O" ID.