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 blue 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!
Case: Very good.
The case has only small marks from use and has been polished to look nice and shiny.
Face / Hands: Very good.
The dial, and hands are in almost perfect condition. 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. Around the perimeter of the dial beneath the orange gasket, there is a tiny bit of dirt as seen in the photographs above.
The acrylic crystal is in excellent condition with no visible scuffs or scratches.
Band / Bracelet: Very good.
This Duchess made bracelet is one of the most comfortable and stylish from this era. This example is in very good condition with only a few tiny marks. It is complete and fits an 8" wrist.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
This watch sets and runs perfectly and keeps excellent Accutron-quality time.