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The date window on my Bulova Accutron 518 just started flashing; is it trying to tell me something?

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SOURCE: Opening Bulova Casement

Take it to a local jewelery store and they will do it for about $15. Joe

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Day, date and time for a Bulova TFX watch

Step 1. When the second hand re a ches 12 o ’ clock (the zero or 60th second mark ) , pull the crown all the way to the “OUT ”position (you will hear two “ cl i ck s ” ) .All hands will stop.
 
Step 2. Turn the crown to move hands FORWARD (clockwise) until you see the date (for date only) or both day and date change.This establishes midnight, t h e b e ginning of the day.
 
Step 3. For A.M .time, continue to move hands forward until the minute hand is approxim a t e ly 5 minutes beyond the desired minute marker ;then ,gently turn b a ck to the same marke r. For P. M .time , follow the same procedure ,but first a dvance  the hands past 12 o’clock .
 
N O T E : The date will advance automatically at midnight, p rovided that A . M .a n d P. M .h ave been established (Steps 2 and 3).The watch calendar is pro grammed for a 31-day cycle.The  refore ,on the fi rst day of any month fo l l owing a month with fewer than 31 day s , the date must be advanced manually (see Step 5).
 
Step 4. When the time standard by which you are setting your wa t ch ( e.g.,telephone beep) re a ches the 60th second, push the crown all the way to the “ I N ”position . All hands will start instantly.
 
Step 5. Pull the crown to the “ I N T E R M E D I AT E ”position (one “ cl i ck ” ) . Your watch will continue to tell time. S l ow ly turn crown one way until the correct date a p p e a rs .Then for day/date models, s l ow ly turn crown the other way until the correct day appears .
 
N O T E : The day is printed in two successive positions on the day indicator: i n English and in Spanish on U. S .m o d e l s ; in English and in Fre n ch on Canadian mode l s It is possible to make use of either position. The display will automatically re m a i n in the language ch o s e n .
The date should never be ch a n ged manu a l ly between 9:00 P. M . and 3:00 A . M .a s this might affect the calendar mechanism and the accuracy of the date. ( Theme chanism will not be damaged if the crown is turned accidentally during this
time peri o d ,howeve r. )


Hope it helped U!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a bulova accutron with a 14KT gold case.

Since the serial number (E66289) begins with a letter, the watch was made in the United States. (Serials that begin with a number indicate the watch was made in Switzerland.) Look at the back again and see if there's a two-character code, such as M2. Compare the code against the list on the following link to find the year of manufacture: http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/BulovaSerial.html

If it's an Accutron, visit this site to see if it's a 214. He's got a wealth of info on 214s! Good luck!

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Bulova Accotron (M7) Is it automatic

If you go to http://www.bulova.com/service/servicecenter.aspx, you will be able to locate the nearest service center, who will be able to advise you. (incidentally, after such a long time idle, it may need servicing).

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Bulova accutron 2 years old stopped running after

Try giving the watch a sharp tap with your finger at the 3 or 9 position on the bezel. As Accutrons age the permanent magnets lose a little strength and sometimes need a "jump start" to get the tuning fork vibrating. If that works, it will run until the battery is replaced again. Good luck

Posted on Jul 19, 2010

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