Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

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Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#1 Post by spike3333 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:40 am

Hello,

I have a Bulova Accutron watch that belonged to my father-in-law acknowledging his long company service. It was given to my son after his grandfather passed. We took it to a local repair and was told the battery had leaked and it could not be repaired. Since then, i have been trying to find a replacement movement without luck. Does anyone know where I could find one?

I have found this watch movement but it lacks a date which our watch has. Could the PCB be swapped out from this watch to ours?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bulova-watch-c ... %7Ciid%3A1

Are there any other watch movements by other manufacturers that could be substituted?
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Here are the watch markings; on face Swiss 7209 T and movement 262210 and 9P1.

Thanks,

Spike333

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Re: Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#2 Post by afire » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am

The caliber is 2622.10. Somewhere out there, there's a loose movement. I was able to find a close match on eBay searching for "Bulova 4 jewels" and found this one with a 2623.10, which looks to be the same movement, but with day and date. It might work in your watch:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BULOVA-RAILROA ... 2841886500

This might actually be the exact model of your watch:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Vintage-B ... 3383242123

No shots of the movement or info, but maybe if you asked the seller, he'd take a look. For $80 it might be a repairable movement or just in need of a battery for all I know, since the description just says non-running with no elaboration. Not a lot to get a passed down watch back up and running.

Here's one that's like new in box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-B ... 3384357069
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Re: Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#3 Post by SFC » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:30 pm

The link to the movement you showed will work.. you would have to use the mainplate on your watch (with the calendar parts) and also the jeweled train bridge. Then take the circuit and coil from the nos movement... There is also the possibility that you took the watch to a simple battery swap guy who put in a new cell and when he saw the watch didn't tick told you the movement is bad. Your movement may just need overhaul.

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Re: Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#4 Post by spike3333 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:29 am

Thanks for your replies. I also located this movement:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Caravelle-Cal- ... 4902.l9144

The seller said it was being sold as is and would not take returns. He said he could test it beforehand but that the older quarts watches could work a short time and then stop.

Is that also your experience?

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Re: Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#5 Post by spike3333 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:12 pm

I ordered some batteries for the Bulova Accutron 2622.10 and they were the wrong size. Could someone please tell me what the correct battery would s for this model.

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Re: Bulova Accutron repair or replacement

#6 Post by SFC » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Spike, if you are looking at used movements for your Bulova you will eventually have to have it serviced. Old quartz watches need servicing just like mechanical watches. The seller of the movement you are interested in is telling you that he does not know how the movement will perform in the long run.. quartz watches have gear trains just like any mechanical watch. When the watch is dirty it will consume the energy stored in the battery at a much higher rate (or it simply won't run at all). Sometimes the contact for the battery will tarnish and needs to be polished to make proper contact with the battery. The circuits in these watches can go bad as well as the coils and will need to be replaced with ones that are functional.

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