MOD~1971 ACCUTRON 218 UP/DOWN

MOD~1971 ACCUTRON 218 UP/DOWN

Regular price $495.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER RAD 1971 ACCUTRON BULLSEYE DAY/DATE WITH FUNKY TRAPEZOIDAL DAY WINDOW AT 12.

 

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY ALL-STEEL CASE MEASURING A NICE 35mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 40.5mm LUG TO LUG. CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES INTACT AND UNPOLISHED.  SOME NICE SUBTLE CHAMFERS THAT RUN ALONG THE EDGE OF THE CASE. I LOVE THE 4-O-CLOCK CROWN POSITION. REALLY SHARP CONDITION ON THIS ONE

 

  • DIAL: IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT THAT IN-YOUR-FACE DAY WINDOW AT 12. ONE OF THE STYLISTIC FEATURES ON SOME OF THESE EARLY ACCUTRON 2182 DESIGNS.  THE PROMINENT ASYMMETRICAL DAY WINDOW IN BLACK IN THAT TRAPEZOIDAL WINDOW IS JUST SO FANTASTIC. THE DATE WINDOW WITH THE SILVER DISC WITH RED LETTERING IS A GREAT COUNTERPOINT POSITIONED AT 6. THE BULLSEYE MOTIF DEFINITELY HAS SOME IMPACT WITH THAT GLOSS BLACK RING HOUSING THE MINUTE MARKERS SURROUNDED BY THE MILDLY TONED CHAMPAGNE FINISH. THE LARGE SMOOTH SWEEPING RED SECONDS HAND ADDS A NICE COLORFUL POP TO THIS DIAL. ORIGINAL CRYSTAL DOES HAVE A VERY MINOR SHALLOW CRACK ON THE VERY PERIPHERY AROUND 6 WHICH DOES NOT DETRACT AND CAN EASILY BE REPLACED.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS HANDSOME BULLSEYE RUNS ON THE FAMED TUNING FORK BATTERY OPERATED ACCUTRON 2182.  IT'S BEEN A STRONG RUNNER FOR ME AND HAS KEPT GREAT TIME. DAY IS NOT QUICKSET BUT DATE IS SET BY TURNING THE CROWN CLOCKWISE WHEN IT'S FULLY PUSHED IN.

 

  • WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A CLASSY LEATHER STRAP WHICH WEARS PERFECT ON THIS GUY.  THIS IS BULOVA DESIGN AT ITS BEST FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE YEARS OF THE BRAND: 1971. SUCH A GREAT COLLECTION OF WATCHES PUT OUT BY BULOVA AND ALL ITS SUBSIDIARY BRANDS FROM 1968-1972. THIS ONE HAS SO MUCH COOL FUNKINESS GOIN' ON YET MANAGES TO BE A CLASSY AND ELEGANT PIECE. 

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