Bulova 1976 Accutron Calendar

Submitted by Willjammer on October 14, 2019 - 6:23pm
O
Manufacture Year
1976
Movement Model
2192.10
Movement Serial No.
USE
Case Serial No.
F417808
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
False
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.

neetstuf-4-u
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

Andersok
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.

neetstuf-4-u
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.