Beautiful Bulova Accutron 2182 13 Jewels Hacking movement Tuning Fork Day Date Watch from 1974 Case number N4 Lovely Sweep Seconds & Humming Away As These do. Good birth year watch for 1974. The watch has that fabulous design dial and case a lovely box just so 1974 working very well keeping very good as well day date works there is a info on setting time and day/date sheet of paper which you will get with the watch.Humming strongly and keeping good time. Diameter is 36.5 mm without the crown, 40.5mm with crown and 41.5mm lug to lug 11.5mm deep making it one of the larger Accutrons, so it looks more contemporary. This was bought from a collection I started many years ago from a guy who knows his Accutrons. The case condition is good with a few marks consistent with use. The date mechanism is fully functional and the quick advance works perfectly. Note that this is a vintage watch and is splash proof but is NOT likely to be waterproof: please don't bath, swim or shower with it! I'll include instructions for time setting.
The battery used is a type 344 which is cheap, readily available and easy to change. Watches using the Accutron 218 Series of movements are much more conventional than the Accutron 214-based ones: they have a stem and crown although this is usually at the 4 oclock position; they can take a modern 1.5 volt Silver Oxide battery with only minor re-phasing adjustment.
Here are some of the more well-known calibres in the Accutron 218 Series. Accutron 218D: Early 218 with date. Accutron 2180: No day or date calendar mechanism. Accutron 2181: Date calendar mechanism.
Accutron 2182: Day and date calendar mechanism. Accutron 2183: No day or date calendar mechanism and no second hand.
Usually found in thin dress watches. Accutron 2185: GMT watches with second crown at 2 oclock for second time zone. In addition, Bulova experimented with various hacking mechanism in the Accutron 218 Series; the later types are indicated by a letter after the four digit calibre number. Accutron 2182: Hacking via a post that lifts the pawl off the index wheel. Accutron 2182F: Introduction of electrical contacts that means the ground plate of the component coil is isolated from earth once the crown is pulled out.
Adjustable collect that touch tuning fork when crown is pulled out. Battery is disconnected when the crown is out. Accutron 2182G: A more complex electrical contact system that is now an integral part of the component coil; to support this, a new hole has been made in the main movement plate and the stem has 3 setting positions: normal (in), first which hacks the mechanism but does not disconnect the battery and second which disconnects the battery. Due to these changes, many parts from the 2182G calibre are no longer interchangeable with the Accutron 2182 or Accutron 2182F calibres. The item "Bulova Accutron 2182 Day Date Tuning Fork a larger Accutron from 1974 boxed G/C" is in sale since Monday, July 20, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "ianwoodland63" and is located in Blackpool. This item can be shipped worldwide.