Bulova Accutron 1971

  In 1971, the Bulova accutron was 11 years old. Any early thoughts that  it was nothing  than a gimmick had long been dismissed.. It had nowhere near replaced the mechanical, Bulova themselves had a complete range of mechanicals that they marketed alongside the accutron and, in fact, outsold it. But the accutron had established itself firmly in its small niche of the marketplace as a reliable and extremely accurate watch. 

 The accutron movement changed little during its existence. This calibre 2181 was released in 1967 and featured a date and stem and crown for setting.

The styles did change with the fashion and here we have a watch of its era: rounded rectangular case with squared off hands and yet it manages to still be elegant.

Not only that but this example is in perfect condition and was presented to me in its original box: a rareity

A very pleasant and unique watch.


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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