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Bulova Accutron 2182 TV Case

An Accutron with a distinctive 70s style TV shaped case and elegant minimalist dial


This stylish Accutron from 1974 features a distinctive TV shaped case ("tonneax" shaped to you watch snobs) and elegant, minimalist metallic blue dial.

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Accutrons ceased production in 1977 because quartz watches could be made more inexpensively and more accurately. Although the early Accutrons tend to be more coveted by collectors, the late model Accutrons have that great 70s style, of which this is a perfect example.

This model is a great size and weight. It's noticeably more substantial than standard round faced Accutrons but not too heavy and has a very comfortable bracelet. The dial has fine horizontal brushed lines and a metallic gold sheen that is difficult to capture photographically but looks smashing in the sun.

This Accutron uses the 2182 movement which features the day and date. One nice thing about the 2182 movement is that the day and date click over sharply at midnight rather than changing slowly over several minutes like most other movements. If you listen closely, you can hear the date tick over at midnight!


Minty pefection! This 1974 Accutron looks like it emerged from a time capsule compete with its original box. I have never seen another example of this type of watch in this superb condition before.

Case: Excellent.
This watch is absolutely mint condition. The polished gold surfaces gleam with perfection. This watch looks amazing in the sunlight!

Face / Hands: Excellent.
The dial is essentially perfect as are the hands. The Tritium on the dial and hands no longer glows continuously (half life of only 12.3 years), but the phosphor still glows for a short time after exposure to light.

Crystal: Excellent.
The acrylic crystal is perfect. No scuffs or scratches whatsoever.

Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
The braclet and clasp on the excellent Duchess bracelet are both mint. The clasp closes with a very nice, satisfying snap.

Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
This watch sets and runs perfectly and keeps Accutron-quality time.