Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch
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    Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch

    I have an Accutron watch given to me by my parents in 1963. Photos of front and back are attached.
    Serial number on back is E66656. Beneath the serial number is "M8".
    Any information anyone can give me about it would be most appreciated especially model.
    Currently it doesn't run and the watch repairer I took it to said they couldn't fix it. Can anyone recommend a reliable service, ideally in New York City region?
    Many thanks.
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch

    Nice watch! I think you'll find that it was made in 1968 (M8) and uses an Accutron 218 movement (as opposed to the earlier 214 model - I mention it, because one of the Accutron guys in the US only works on 214s). I don't believe your model has a name, per se, but have poke around My Bulova, which is an enthusiast site particular to Bulova.


    Accutrons are pretty specialised watches to work on nowadays, so seek out someone who knows. Being based in the UK, I've only used a guy here, but there are several in the US worth emailing. For 218 service, try one of these:

    http://www.accutrons.com/
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch

    Agree with the above and that is a very nice 14k case!
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch

    My friend Aaron in New York can do Accutron work.
    See his Bulova work, including Accutrons here: Bulova « AMBwatches
    There is a contact for him on the site.

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about my Accutron watch

    Yep, should be a 2181 movement.

    I know John at Budget Accutron Service (www.accutrons.com) does good work, as well, but he is in Michigan.
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