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: My new Bulova



RMUSE
05-17-2018, 09:28 PM
I wanted a Bulova for my for my small collection and came upon this.188817 Don188817't know much about them, but it looks pretty good for an affordable watch

mikeyt_53
05-21-2018, 06:51 PM
I dont know anything about this model so I'm not much help.

Hawk53
05-22-2018, 01:14 AM
It would be nice to know a little more info such as year, manual or automatic, etc.

CometHunter
05-22-2018, 04:05 AM
I Googled BULOVA ACCU-SWISS and discovered enough information to fill half the head of a pin. Many people out there like the looks of this brand, but no one knows much solid info, and they are content to merely repeat what the guy before them said. Perhaps the marque is too new to have anything solid written about it yet.
What little I've pieced together is:

*The basic Accutron marque was re-born as AccuSwiss in either late 2013 or early 2014 (the Accutron II line is un-affected).
*AccuSwiss regular models are powered for now by the Sellita SW200 automatic movement. Chronographs use the Sellita SW500 movt.
*in mid 2015 the head of the AccuSwiss division of Bulova was fired from his job. I don't know what this means, but it has prompted rumors that AccuSwiss may drop manufacturing automatics altogether, and just stick with quartz watches. I REPEAT: THIS IS ONLY A RUMOR! I mention it only in the spirit of full disclosure.

RMUSE
05-23-2018, 02:06 AM
Other reviews say the movement is the Valjoux 7750189809

CometHunter
05-23-2018, 02:57 AM
Hey - I don't invent this stuff - I just repeat what I read. :lol:
Bulova AccuSwiss?? (http://forums.watchuseek.com/f705/bulova-accuswiss-3784170.html)

So, which one does yours have?

RMUSE
05-24-2018, 06:39 PM
I would assume the Valjoux 7750 since it was stated over on another watch forum.

CometHunter
05-24-2018, 07:55 PM
I would assume the Valjoux 7750....


Fine and dandy. But if it were me, I'd want to open it and see for myself instead of just trusting the word of a complete stranger.