This 1971 Bulova Accutron has a heavy gold case with integrated bracelet, and is humming away nicely.


From the serial number on the watch movement we can accurately date this watch to being produced in 1971.


The Accutron is Bulova’s biggest success story, to the point that they made the tuning fork their logo.  This technology was promoted as being far more accurate than conventional gears and springs, and Bulova also boasted that an Accutron would keep time to within 2 seconds a day – guaranteed.  We have included some older adverts in the photos with these claims.

This range topping model has the 2181F movement, with date and electrical hacking.  The date has quick set facility – you do not pull the crown out though, you just turn it in the pushed in position to adjust the date.  This movement is housed in a thick gold case, three parts all in 9k, attached to a 9k gold mesh bracelet.  The total weight is 65.2g, and for comparison a Tudor gold watch we have currently on a leather strap weighs 29.3g in total (including the hand winding movement and the leather strap!).  The bracelet is integrated, so please measure your wrist carefully as extending the bracelet would be difficult.  The crown is original and features the tuning fork logo, as does the clasp.  The mesh bracelet is not kinked at all.

This watch will be supplied with a presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any images, and the images are copyright of and should not be used without permission.


Width with crown  33.9 mm

Width without crown  33.9 mm

Between lugs  n/a

Lug to lug length  34.0 mm

Case Thickness  10.2 mm

Bracelet maximum length  178 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.

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