Bulova 1973 Accuquartz

Submitted by Amberjr on April 26, 2019 - 6:02am
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I received this watch as a gift and i would like to know more information about it. I have done some research and i think it is a Bulova accuquart 2242 1973 model. The watch is in near new condition but i do not know if it works.

1973 Bulova Accutquartz watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
Posted April 27, 2019 - 3:59pm

Yes, this is an Accuquartz model. It runs on battery power, which I believe a 344 cell will be correct, installed positive side down. The 2242 movement is the day and date model (2241 calendar only, 2240 time only - no day or date). These were often adorned with a dimaond on the dial, but some were not, like yours. Nice example!

Posted April 28, 2019 - 7:49am

1973 Accuquartz - nice watch, thanks for sharing.

Posted April 28, 2019 - 11:08am

1973 Bulova Accuquartz

Geoff Baker
Posted April 29, 2019 - 9:27am

Hi Amberjr, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice looking 70's era watch, it's in wonderful condition. In a nutshell, Accutron was very innovative watch technology that Bulova developed and released in the early 1960's. For 10-12 years Accutron was the gold standard in 'electric' (battery) powered watches. Early 70's they made a move to a quartz component to the movement for a couple years before the abandoned the Accutron type movement in favor fo an all quartz movement. Today, as you may know, quartz movements are very inexpensive (which is why watches are SO CHEAP these days).  It's also why, as a collector/enthusiast group we stop our collecting activities at 1980.

Today, Bulova is naming some of their watches as "ACCUTRON" although the Accutron movement (called tuning fork) is no longer being used.

In terms of ID we will name this a Bulova Accuquartz, thanks for sharing it.

PS - a reputable jewelry store should be able to put a new battery in it. 

Kathy L.
Posted April 29, 2019 - 3:26pm

1973 Bulova Accuquartz works for me.