Bulova 1979 Accutron Quartz

Submitted by V.Scott on September 1, 2020 - 11:39am
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Newer Accutron railroad approved N9. The week day dial doesn't work. Other wise in decent shape.

Bulova Accutron Railroad Approved
Swiss movement, 0 Jewels. Not sure if 8-9 is the movement number.
Bulova N9
Posted September 1, 2020 - 6:04pm

1979 Accutron Quartz Railroad Approved:

as per 1977-1979_LineBook_BAWD0213

RR approved accuquartz

Posted September 1, 2020 - 6:17pm

Thank you. I poked around for ads for the watches I posted today, but had no luck. 

Posted September 1, 2020 - 6:44pm

In reply to by V.Scott

You are most welcome. I suspect this one had no real name designation based on the date,and was just categorized by the stock number. By the ad, it appears "Railroad approved" was a feature as opposed to a name.

Posted September 2, 2020 - 8:34am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

It is a bit of a shame they stopped naming them. It makes researching a find more interesting to give it a name instead of a number.

Posted September 2, 2020 - 9:07am

In reply to by V.Scott

It appears yours is the first example in the database, congrats!. For the sake of future research I would be inclined to label it as 

1979 Accutron Quartz Railroad

Posted September 2, 2020 - 9:47am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I looked at this one several times over the past few weeks. I was hesitant because it needs repairs and the price was a bit high. I finally talked him down, and here it is.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 2, 2020 - 10:02pm

1979 Bulova Accutron Quartz Railroad

Posted September 3, 2020 - 9:29pm

1979 Bulova Accutron Quartz Railroad is a good match.

Posted September 7, 2020 - 1:19pm

Yes, 1979 Accutron Quartz... the reason the Day dial is stuck is because the calipers inside the movement requite a drop of oil each year as the manual says. Or the spring tension goes away and the caliper won't click to the next day. It requires a removal of the day wheel and re-calibration and possible parts replacement. Nonetheless a expensive job. John V. "Time & Again" 

Posted September 9, 2020 - 6:56pm

In reply to by JEV1A

Thank you. It seems like it wants to move. As my collection increases, as do my expenses in upkeep. I'm very interested in suggestions on where and what to get for oil. I hope to set up a dedicated bench in my workshop for watches. I'll probably purchase a few more "Bolivia"s to experiment on. Of course, any major repairs are going to a specialist. I really miss my watchmaker in Hendersonville. He was extremely talented and very reasonable.