With a proper new battery instslled, it has run continuously in my watch box for last two months. I checked on it occasionally and time-keeping is somewhat erratic, +/- 5 minutes. It has never stopped running.The date function works properly. My watchmaker admits little knowledge of this type of movement, but he thinks whatever adjustments it needs are minor in nature but worth doing because the watch is otherwise so completely original and pristine.
The signed crown is a "tight" pull, but the action on the time setting is liquid smooth. It probably goes without saying, but finding this watch with its original signed genuine lizzard belt and buckle not only intact but presentable and wearable is quite rare. It may be a long time before you see this watch looking this good again. The inscription on the case back indicates this watch was presented as a 35 year service recognition from Caterpillar Tractor Co. QUITE a nice gift then, even more so now.I tell it like it is! See my other great items as I pare-down my collection.
The item "BULOVA 2181 ACCUTRON N4 TUNING FORK WATCH RUNNING SIGNED LIZARD STRAP AND BUCKLE" is in sale since Friday, April 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "mjirousektrains" and is located in Eureka, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Bermuda, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco.