This BULOVA ACCUQUARTZ watch is in great condition very little sign's of wear, was kept in the box most of the past 40 years, This watch is one of the first electric watches made. The second hand sweeps beautifully. Asymmetric design makes these watches very collectable.
We cleaned the moving parts, installed a new battery, and keeps excellent time (+2 seconds for a 24/h period). The Case has been cleaned and disinfected.
Movement - BULOVA, 2182G - An excellent movement, both for its functionality and also relative ease of repair (by watch-repair standards that is).
Case Bezel - HEAVY GOLD ELECTROPLATE, 41x37mm. without the lugs and crown. Gently used with few micro-scratches that can be seen with a loop. Case Serial No.: f476761 N3
Case Back - 10K rolled gold and stainless steel, Has a personalization to H. J. Smith Vought Corporation. in 1978
Dial - Two Tone Gold color with Gold raised button numerals and luminous dots -
Signed Bulova Accuquartz under 12 o'clock, Day and Date at 3 o"clock and the Accutron symbol with a diamond at 6 o'clock. The crystal is scratch free
Hands - Luminous gold & white color with luminous
Crown with logo
Water Resistance. Although the watch is stamped water resistant. After 40 years THIS WATCH IS NOT WATER PROOF, maybe resistance. Not a good idea to shower or go swimming in any vintage watch no matter what the case may say.
In the Accuquartz, the tuning fork has become "passive" and is no longer responsible for regulating the watch; it is only there to drive the hands via the unchanged indexing mechanism. However, the adjusters on the tuning fork cups still need to be "tuned" to the quartz to ensure optimum battery consumption.
Instead, the movement is regulated by either engaging or dis-engaging internal capacitors in the quartz circuitry; this is achieved by small brass screws which are either added or removed from the 6 small holes on the left hand side of the movement
The Accuquartz has been somewhat overlooked, because quartz movements were cheaper to manufacture. As a result Accuquartz watches are quite rare.
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