STARRY NIGHT~1969 ACCUTRON 218 UP/DOWN

STARRY NIGHT~1969 ACCUTRON 218 UP/DOWN

Regular price $625.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER RAD 1969 ACCUTRON UP/DOWN  DAY/DATE WITH GALACTIC STARRY NIGHT DIAL.  

  • CASE: SLEEK AND SEXY ALL-STEEL CASE MEASURING A NICE 34.5mm ACROSS BEZEL NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN. CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISHES INTACT AND UNPOLISHED.  I LOVE THE 4-O-CLOCK CROWN POSITION. REALLY SHARP CONDITION ON THIS ONE

 

  • DIAL: IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT THAT DARK BLUE-GREY DIAL WHICH HAS FORMED THAT INSANE STARRY NIGHT PATINA . MY PICTURES REALLY DON’T DO IT JUSTICE. ONE OF THE STYLISTIC FEATURES ON SOME OF THESE EARLY ACCUTRON 2182 DESIGNS IS THAT UP/DOWN VERTICAL ORIENTATION OF THE DAY/DATE DISPLAY.  I LOVE THE BLUE LETTERING USED ON THESE DISPLAY DISCS, AND THE ROMAN NUMERAL MARKERS ARE JUST SAY WICKED LOOKING!

 

  • 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: 1969. 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. THE FULL-SET BOX/PAPERS IS A NICE BONUS PERK.

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