SORRY I HAVE BEEN PURCHASED
Of all the wristwatches manufactured by Bulova and they produced hundreds of different models over a span of more than half a century, the Accutron Tuning Fork electric watch is one of their most iconic and highly sought after models. With many variants produced, the Accutron was ahead of its time in both design and technology. When first introduced in 1960, the electric watch had only been released to the retail market a few years earlier (by Hamilton in 1957) and it was to be another ten years or so before the quartz watch would quickly dominate the market.
The watch listed for sale is a collector's dream, a near new old stock stainless steel watch, housing the cal. 2180 movement, manufactured in 1973. In absolutely superb completely original condition, this watch epitomises the colourful style of the 1970's. Look at the amazing two colour dial which really pops when seen on the wrist. The pristine case presents very well indeed the movement was serviced on 14th January 2019 by an Accutron specialist which included fitting a new battery so it is running perfectly and keeping time. This work now costs £200 or more from an Accutron specialist. The watch should not need its next service for several years so please factor this in when considering my competitive asking price. It is signed four times, on the case, dial, crown and movement. Please note that replacement batteries are readily available for this watch.
Case: stainless steel in amazing condition with crisp sharp contours. It measures approximately 44 mm from lug to lug and 37 mm across, excluding the signed crown. The rear cover is retained by a stainless steel ring. I could see no blemishes of any significance to point out to you.
Dial: original and un-restored in superlative condition with a two colour red and black finish. It is signed "Bulova Accutron" and displays the tuning fork emblem. Hours are marked by silver coloured Arabic numerals. The crystal is clean and clear.
Movement: cal. 2180 Accutron Tuning Fork movement, serviced in January 2019, running perfectly and keeping time. If you hold the watch to your ear you can hear it humming. The movement is marked "N3" which dates it to 1973.
Strap: fitted with a new good quality generic black leather strap which fitted to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.