Bulova 1976 Accutron Date & Day

Submitted by gemboi87 on February 17, 2021 - 10:39am
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Research leads me to believe this Swiss made accutron watch is a model name is "Beau Brummel AX" based on the 1972 catalog provided on this site. In the 1974 ad it is referenced in stainless steel as only "213 01 03" 

It is a 13 jewel 2313 movement marked as "N6" 

Under the battery it is marked 9-6 in black ink

The case back is marked with the serial number 5-200315 as well as marked 7866-1. 

It does reference the battery type to use as "accutron 218"


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1972 ad
Posted February 17, 2021 - 11:08am

Alternatively this ad shows a much mor simular model


Geoff Baker
Posted February 17, 2021 - 9:44pm

Hello gemboi87, welcome to myBulova and thanks for sharing your watch. While the Beau Brummell you pictured is close it's not exactly the same watch as yours. Because your watch is an Accutron, Bulova used a different nomenclature for the model. I've added a clip from one of the Bulova Line Books that shows your watch as an Accutron model 22861Y. The "Y" stands for yellow gold. $185 was the suggested retail price. "ChmpD" designates a champagne color dial. Because Bulova had all but stopped giving watches proper names we will designate your beauty as an Accutron Date & Day model.

1976 Accutron Date & Day (Line Book BAWD0200 pg14)

22861Y Line Book BAWD0200 pg14

Posted February 18, 2021 - 3:42pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

B E A U tea-full work Geoff, I was searching for, quite literally hours.

I am curious as to how easily you've come across this documentation. 

Geoff Baker
Posted February 18, 2021 - 9:45pm

In reply to by gemboi87

We were fortunate to have been given a couple dozen "Line Books" by Bulova. Basically they're internal catalogs from the period that list many but not the complete Accutron, Bulova and Caravelle lines.

Posted February 18, 2021 - 7:42am

1976 Bulova Accutron Date & Day

Posted February 18, 2021 - 9:26am

1976 Bulova Accutron Date & Day