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It's an old accutron 214- manufactured 1967. Of course it depends on condition,but the 214 Accutron is very popular and even not working should bring around $50.00 if it is complete, no missing parts. It could possibly bring $75 or more.

Bulova Accutron... | Answered on Jul 13, 2016


Since the 1950s Bulova has used a 2 digit date code, usually on the back below the serial number. The letter is the decade (L= '50s, M='60s, N=70s, etc.) and the number is the year. For example, a Bulova with a date code of M3 was made in 1963, one with N0 was made in 1970, and so on. Prior to the 1950s, it's more complicated.

Bulova Accutron... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


try replacing i mean put in a new battery in it..
OR
open it if you can or take it to the nearby watch shop and tell them to clean it- sometimes dust sticks in and it hangs...
this will definately sdolve the problem

-waiting for top ratings from you

Bulova Accutron... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011


Have a look on ebay or try another jewellery store (or service department).

Bulova Accutron... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


i have the same watch it needs a cleaning by a watch maker not jewler hope this helps

Bulova Men's... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010


Bulova Accutron watches were originally designed to use Mercury batteries of 1.35 volts, since they were the only type manufactured then. The pic (left) shows an original 214 all-metal "top hat" cell, before 387 cells with the plastic spacer became available. In most areas of the world, mercury-based batteries are no longer available, due to environmental concerns related to the safe disposal of them. The Tuning Fork watches manufactured by Esa (e.g the f300 Omega) were designed to run on either mercury or silver oxide batteries without any adjustment, provided the last repairer to work on the watch set up the index mechanism according to factory specifications.
It is strongly recommended that you do not replace batteries yourself, as special tools are required to open the watch case without damaging it. The only exception to this is the Accutron 214 model, which has a small battery hatch on the back.

Bulova 26D08... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010


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.

Bulova Wrist... | Answered on Aug 15, 2010


You can not do anything. At the point of sale your watch is brand new, but the battery was fitted when it left the manufacturer. So, put the new battery in and you will be sorted.

Bulova Wrist ... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-know-which-battery-I-need-to-fix-my-bulova-watch

I have changed batteries on watches before but none were bulova. I opened the back which you have to do to change battery find what battery you need and order online. I have been able to find at stores year ago but most watches now days people don't change batteries they buy new watches. It is a little harder to find batteries in stores.
When you find the type battery google to get the place to buy it.
https://www.energizer.com/specialty-battery-finder/bulova-watch-battery-replacement

Bulova Watches | Answered on Aug 10, 2020


Most Bulova Watches have PRESSURE TIGHT backs. Meaning the back is applied with EQUAL amounts of pressure to the entire back. There are two(2) solutions:

1. Take the Bulova watch to an experienced watch dealer/repaiman, to have the back applied, or

2. CAREFULLY MAKE SURE THE BACK IS IN THE PROPER POSITION, then WRAP THE ENTIRE watch with a soft, cushy clothe and with a pair of pliers, CAREFULLY apply pressure to the center of the back plate, until the back covers seats to the proper depth(closed), at the same time BEING VERY CAREFUL not to crack the watch crystal!!

Bulova Men's... | Answered on Jun 08, 2020


For some reason you cannot find the manuals on the Bulova web site any longer. But don't worry....
I have the manual for the Bulova Marine Star 96C30 Watch. This is easily fixable.
Below, I have typed the instruction on how to fix this issue as well as reset the time and calendar and a few extra tips in case you forgot....

Here is what it says to do if the hands don't match up with the display time (usually happens after you change the battery).
First, you must locate the buttons on the watch.
The "A" button is at the 2 o'clock position (upper right). The "B" button is at the 10 o'clock position (upper left) The "C" button is at the 8 o'clock position (lower left) The "M" (mode) button is at the 4 o'clock position (lower right), and is the only button you can pull out to set the times, calendar and programming.
To RESET the watch and do the ZERO POSITIONING after changing a battery or having a display error, do the following.
RESET 1. Pull the "M" button out to the setting position. 2. hold down the "A", "B", and "C" buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds, then release them. All digit segments will turn on and display completely.
ZERO POSITIONING 1. Press the "B" button and all the segments in the digital time will reset to zero, with "UTC" showing in the main digital window. 2. Zero the "UTC" minute and hour hand (located in 12 o'clock sub-dial) to the 24 o'clock maker (straight up). Button "A" will move the hands clockwise, and button "C" will move the hands counter clockwise. 3. Press button "B" - "HR" shows in the main digital window. Adjust the main (large) hour hand to the 12 o'clock (midnight) position using "A" and "C" buttons. At the same time, observe the synchronized 24 hour hand (small dial to the left of the main dial), to insure that it also moves to point to "24". 4. Press button "B". "MIN" shows in the display window. Adjust the large minute hand to also point to the 12 using the "A" and "C" buttons. 5. Push the "M" (mode) button back in to its normal position. The watch beeps and at the same time the hands jump slightly. ALL RESET and ZERO POSITIONING are now complete. 6. Reset the time, calendar and other modes.
To set the time. Note that changing the time in any of the cities will automatically update the time for all the cities. 1. Press the "M" button to move the mode hand to (TME) 2. Press either the "A" or "C" button to move to the desired city. 3. Pull the "M" button out to the setting position. 4. Press the "A" button. SECONDS will blink. Set them with "C". 5. Press the "A" button again, and MINUTES will blink. Set them with the "C" button. 6. Press the "A" button again, and HOURS will blink. Set with the "C" button. 7. Press the "A" button again, and 12 or 24 hours tim format will appear. 8. Push in the "M" button to its normal position.
To set the calender 1. push the "M" button to move the mode hand to (CAL) 2. Set the city using the "A" or "C" buttons. 3. Pull out the "M" button to the "setting" position. The numbers of the "month" starts to blink. this is an "american" date system with the month first, day second, and year third. Use "C" button to adjust the month. 4. Push the "A" button. The date (day) will flash. Adjust with the "C" button. 5. Push the "A" button. The YEAR flashes. Adjust with the "C" button. 6. Push the "M" button back in. The calender is simultaneously adjusted for all cities.
Couple of other "tips".
Switching the time on the digital display with the time shown on the hands: 1. Press the "M" button until the mode hand is in (TME) or (CAL) mode. 2. Pressing the "A" and "C" button together. The time will switch the between the main hands (analog) and the digital display.
Temporary Hand Retraction Pressing and holding the "B" button will move the hands out of the way of the display. Repressing the "B" button will put the hands back at the correct time.
hope this helps.

Bulova Marine... | Answered on Apr 29, 2020


Start with watch in normal clock mode. press and hold bottom right "lap reset" - alarm time appears. Keeping "lap reset" held, I can then toggle the alarm on and off using top right "start/stop".
Qiu: Circle segment lights up (only a black point in the middle, NO ALARM)
Circle segment with a black section on the above middle point, ALARM ON.

Bulova Watch | Answered on Mar 23, 2020


take it to MACYs and say , can you pop in a new battery.
or any watch repair shop, can.
this is very old cheap watch and manuals are not easy to find.

Bulova Watches | Answered on Mar 01, 2020


While pushing and holding the RESET button in, press the START button to toggle between CHIME ON/OFF.

Bulova Men's... | Answered on Mar 01, 2020

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