1972 Bulova (Accutron) Accuquartz Retro Mens Day Date Watch - 14K Solid Gold with Diamond


Item No. 5839

Launched in 1960, the Accutron at the time was the world's first fully electric watch and the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever devised. They are remarkable watches with a fascinating story - the tuning fork technology was originally developed for NASA because of its accuracy and was so advanced it had to be hidden from the Russians.

In the early 70's Bulova experimented for a short time with pairing their tuning fork movement that drove the hands with a quartz timekeeping module that regulated the watch's accuracy and labeled the watches as the Accuquartz line. The early watches in the line contained these hybrid movements.

Today's offering showcases this striking and slightly exotic solid gold Accuquartz that is in beautiful original condition acquired from the collection of note collector, Mack Davis. This would have been one of the high end Accurtron/Accuquartz offerings at the time and features the hybrid caliber 2242 movement. Photos of the inside available upon request.

It has its original Accutron band and buckle. Accompanying it are certificate, booklets, and both inner and outer boxes.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function.

Note that we have several other special Accutrons we are offering for sale from the Mack Davis colleciton. If you are an Accutron collector you don't want to miss them!

Bulova Accuquartz:
Accutrons were originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory). The fact that they never needed to be wound, was astounding at the time and resulted in their sweeping popularity. In the early days of the Accuquartz Bulova mated a quartz timekeeping module to their tuning fork movement creating the Accuquartz and capitalizing on the popularity on the Accutron at a time when the quartz movement was beginning to take hold in the market.

  • Manufacturer: Bulova
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Year built: 1972 (N2)
  • Model: Accuquartz with tuning fork / quartz hybrid caliber 2242 movement
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Day, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Solid 14K gold
  • Case markings (outside): J438813, 343
  • Case condition: Near mint with light wear - the beautiful original sunburst finish on the bezel is still mostly intact
  • Dimensions: 35.5mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 40mm long lug-tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Two-tone with texturing over most of it and gold baton indices, signed Bulova Accutron, a single diamond at 9, aperture for the day and date
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons
  • Band: Original, signed with Accutron logo and original signed buckle, excellent condition with fairly mild wear and cracking from age
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: Yes, certificate, servicing and instruction booklets, and both inner and outer boxes.
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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