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All screw heads in watch bracelets are usually 0.8mm - 1.30mm in diameter. In my experience screwdriver with the blade width of 1.00mm was good for unscrewing the bracelet screws in majority of cases. So, I would advise to buy a screwdriver with 1.00mm wide blade.
In case if you realize that the bracelet screws are a tiny bit smaller than your brand new screwdrivers blade - do not panic but use the sandpaper or any sharpening stone. Just a few strokes from both blade sides will reduce the width of the blade to the required size and you will be able unscrew the screws with ease.
In case if you brake the tip of the blade, use the same method as described above, just in this case reshape the blade. As the size of the blade is quite small, it is easy to do and takes very little time.
And,yes, the blade can be reshaped plenty of times, not just once or twice. In fact it can be reshaped and sharpened till you run out of metal.

Do not forget to rate, please.

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Value/ year made


The year made cannot be determined from the SN. Since the '50s Bulova used a 2 character date code, usually below the SN. The letter is the decade, the number is the year. For example, M4 is 1964, N6 is 1976, O5 is 1985, etc. As to value, if it is from 1960 through 1976 (M0 thru N6) it is a "true" Accutron, with a tuning fork movement, is collecrible and valuable, and the actual value depends on which specific movement and which case. Some 1977 (N7) Accutrons are akso collectible rtuning fork watches, but some 1977s are Bulova's first quartz watches, and of no value. Bulova eventually went mostly automatic (self-winding mechanical movement) with their Accutron line. Those are well-made, mid to upper-mid level watches, and of no particular value beyond that of most any good used automatic. Note, however, that there have been numerous versions of the automatic Accutrons, some fancier and nmore expensive than others, and, s ith any good watch, original cost will have an effect on value as a used watch. For example, that retailed at, say, $500 new in 2009 will be worth more today than one that was $250 new in 2009 (assuming comparable condition). There are also now some Accutron IIs, which mimic, in looks and the sweep second hand, the original tuning fork Accutrons. However, while they are well-made watches, they are just another nice quartz watch.

Jun 02, 2014 | Accutron Swiss Watch by Bulova 26B44

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Any idea what a Bulova watch, 14K white gold, number on back case 962158. Any idea what it is worth?


I'd need more info. First, is it a "real" Accutron, made from '60 to '77, or is it one of the things Bulova kept calling Accutrons after they stopped making the tuning fork movement watches? The quartz so-called Accutrons are just a nice old watch, not worth anything special. The self-wind "Accutrons", which Bulova is making now, are just a nice, mid-range aurtomatic watch. On the back of Bulova watches is a date code, usually right under the serial number (SNs themselves really mean nothing where Accutrons are concerned). The code is a letter and a number. If it begins with the letter M, or if it begins with the letter N and is followed with a 0, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. or 6, it is a "real" Accutron, and is collectible. Some with N7 (1977) are also, but it depends on the actual watch. Bulova did make some quartz so-called Accutrons in '77. If it's a '60 thru '76, and SOME '77s, it has value beyond the scrap gold price. SOME Accutrons are even worth thousands of dollars. White gold Accutrons, compared o yellow gold or stainless, are rarer. Next, WHICH Accutron is it? is it a 214, a 218, a 219, a 220, a 224, or a 230? If it's a man's watch, it is very unlikely to be a 220 or 230 series, If it does not have a winding stem on the side, it is a 214. 214s are the most valuable. If it has a setting stem at 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock, it is either a 218 or 219 (I'd have to open the back and look at the movement to say which ine). If it says "Accuquartz" on the face, it's a 224 (NOT a quartz - the 224 Accuquartz is a hybrid of tuning fork and quartz crystal). Once we know the movement series, we need the case type. Certain cases are much more valuable than others. Then there are the Spaceview, the Astronaut, and the Deep Sea, 3 specific models they made, which are more valuable than most (but not all) of the other cases. The best I can say right now is that, being white gold, there's a good chance it's one of the more desireable specific models. If it's a 214, ESPECIALLY if it's a 1960 (M0), it's worth quite a bit more than just the gold content. To be more specific, I'd have to see a picture of the watch, which I don't think can be posted here. Try looking up "Accutron" on Ebay and see if you can find one that, if yours has a stem, has it in the same place as yours, with the exact same case - same shape, and exact same lugs (the things on either end where the band or strap is attached). Read the description. The description will probably say the movement (214, 218, etc - in fact, the movement may even be in the listing title) and if it is niot just a plain round case, probbly will say the case type (Alpha, Asymmetric, Butterfly, etc.). If it's an Astronaut, a Spaceview, or a Deep Sea, it will certainly say that. Also, look at the Accutron section of the Bulova entry in Wikipedia. (Yeah, I wrote it, but it has info that just might help you pin down exactly what you have) When you find out more about which Accutron it is, post another question under Axcutron watches here. I'll check every couple of days for the next week or so, and if I see your post, I'll narrow down the value some more.

Sep 17, 2013 | Accutron Swiss Watch by Bulova 26B44

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How do I tell what model Accutron I own? I obtained it as a graduation present in 1972. The serial number is H233723.


The only people who are likely to be able to answer your question is accutron (assuming that they keep records that far back- which they might).

Go to http://www.bulova.com/brands/accutron/accutron.aspx?brand=accutron and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on "contact us"

Oct 31, 2010 | Accutron Extra Value 26R05 Watch

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What is the worth of a bulova accutron 14kt gold mother of pearl face serial #59252 worth


mcdevito75 here, Bulova Accutron, nice watch, of course there are many, many factors that go into the value of any watch, depending on Maker, Model, Condition of the watch also. I would figure your Bulova Accutron is in the area of $125.00------- $200.00 range. Your best bet is to find a jeweler in your area or an appraiser, even online for the latest value of your watch.

Aug 15, 2010 | Bulova Wrist Accutron Lucerne White M. Of...

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Accutron is made by Bulova. Follow this link and click on Accutron: http://www.bulova.com/index.aspx At the bottom of page click on CONTACT US. Rate me, please.

Feb 26, 2010 | Accutron Watches

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I have an accutron and i want to reset the my


No need to go to the shop as you can reset chrono hand yourself. Read manual and follow instructions. If you don't have manual, try this: Pull out crown and then push the button and hold it. If this does not work, try push and hold the button whilst other one is held pushed. In short terms - try to use as many different combinations as you can and you will find which way is right.

Jan 09, 2010 | Accutron Bulova Tahoe Chronograph 26B32...

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What size screwdriver is required to remove the screws on the braclet of a ladies accutron courchevel 26R28?


All screw heads in watch bracelets are usually 0.8mm - 1.30mm in diameter. In my experience screwdriver with the blade width of 1.00mm was good for unscrewing the bracelet screws in majority of cases. So, I would advise to buy a screwdriver with 1.00mm wide blade.
In case if you realize that the bracelet screws are a tiny bit smaller than your brand new screwdrivers blade - do not panic but use the sandpaper or any sharpening stone. Just a few strokes from both blade sides will reduce the width of the blade to the required size and you will be able unscrew the screws with ease.
In case if you brake the tip of the blade, use the same method as described above, just in this case reshape the blade. As the size of the blade is quite small, it is easy to do and takes very little time.
And,yes, the blade can be reshaped plenty of times, not just once or twice. In fact it can be reshaped and sharpened till you run out of metal.

Do not forget to rate, please.

Mar 12, 2009 | Watches

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need instruction manual for Accutron Breckenridge 26B29 watch?

Jan 12, 2009 | Watches

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Just trying to find information about a 2 of Accutron watches.


good day,
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