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Bulova Accutron - Blue Gradient Dial - Cal 2180 - C.1973 - 36mm Stainless Steel

$303.00 USD
VWS2939

1960s Bulova Accutron 36mm Stainless Steel with a Blue Gradient dial and Calibre 2180 Tuning Fork Movement

Bulova, a prominent American watch brand, has a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, an immigrant from Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). Joseph Bulova opened a small jewelry shop in New York City, and this marked the beginning of the Bulova brand. The store quickly gained a reputation for quality and innovation in watchmaking. Bulova opened its first manufacturing plant in Biel, Switzerland, a hub for watchmaking excellence. This move allowed Bulova to combine Swiss craftsmanship with American innovation. Bulova introduced the Accutron, the world's first electronic watch. It utilized a tuning fork instead of a balance wheel, providing unprecedented accuracy and setting new standards for timekeeping precision. Bulova has continued to innovate, introducing new technologies and designs while maintaining a balance between tradition and modernity. The brand is known for its diverse collection of watches, catering to various styles and preferences.

What's on Offer

This Bulova Accutron From 1967 Features an excellently preserved gradient blue dial encased in a comfy timelessly designed case. The lume-integrated hour markers featured around the dial add to vintage sporty look of this piece, the baton hands also contain lume but some tarnishing can be found on the hour hand. It is currently shown on a generic stainless steel aftermarket bracelet but would look excellent on a variety of different straps and bracelets. The Calibre 2180 Tuning fork Movement in this watch is the perfect example of precision and innovation ahead of its time. In 1960  Bulova introduced the Accutron, the world's first electronic watch. It utilized a tuning fork instead of a balance wheel, providing unprecedented accuracy and setting new standards for timekeeping precision. It has been fitted with a new battery to ensure longevity upon purchase.

 

Additional Information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Blue Gradient

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Stainless Steel

Technical specifications

Winding: electronically controlled tuning fork

Movement Type: Electronic

Caliber: 2180

Jewels: 13

Waterproof: Not Guaranteed

Power reserve: N/A

Purchase details

Condition: Very Good

Model Reference: 

Date of issue: 1973

Warranty: 1 Months VWS

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 36mm

Lug width: 18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 40mm

Wrist size: Adjustable