Bulova 1973 Accutron Date & Day

Submitted by davep on November 28, 2020 - 11:07am
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Running nicely but sadly non original band. 

Accutron 1973
Accutron 1973
Accutron 1973
Posted November 28, 2020 - 1:35pm

Watch looks to be the Accutron Date & Day 'CB'

The first thing I noticed is that the seconds track does not have the same shape/outline as the crystal opening; it is more round. When I found this linebook ad, it seems to confirm that your dial may not be original to this case.

Line Book 181 1973



Posted November 28, 2020 - 2:55pm

Whilst it isn't  completely round it  is on the oval side and  yes, that is exactly what I feared when I received  it . There are one or two others around with this case which  have a different dial from the advert  but which have a dial commensurate with the crystal opening . Can't imagine what could have happened to this one to warrant a dial change!. Still, I' m .happy  with it . As an aside, the angle of the photo of the movement might look like it says  2192 but It is a 2182 as I have double checked.

Posted November 28, 2020 - 5:20pm

Cool watch, Dave. I like it, but am at a loss. The only use of this case I find is the Date and Day "CB" and I find no other Accutrons in the '73 Line Books using this face. I agree that the face doesn't match the crystal opening. My initial reaction is that it's a "CB" casing that had a different movement and face dropped in. No matter, it's a handsome critter; wear it and enjoy it.

As to what to call it, maybe the way to go is generic

1973 Accutron Date and Day, no variant.

Another possible option is Date and Day "CB" noting face swap, as the casing seems to be a stand alone for that model variant.


Posted November 28, 2020 - 8:03pm

I agree this looks to be a 1973 Accutron Date Day with a replaced dial. This era the dials had a issue where they had a tendency to flake off.   I suspect that is what probably happened with your watch.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 28, 2020 - 9:41pm

I think we go with Accutron Date and Day CB as we've noted a replacement dial already. I think this is all about the case.

Posted November 29, 2020 - 4:55am

As ever, more than happy with whatever decision and thanks for the probable explanation of the dial change.