Bulova Computron digital display wrist watch, case #N6, this transitional watch has a red glass display area that will light up with the current time in standard Arabic numbers when the small button on the side of the watch is depressed, while familiar to us today, this was an advanced technology in the 1970s as the established watch companies worked to transition their product lines from the traditional mechanical-movement watches into competitors to the emerging quartz movement technologies, this watch is still in working condition with a fresh battery.
Heavy yellow base metal (YBM) water-resistant rectangular case with a trapezoidal profile, alternating panels of brushed and polished finish, a sloped top-bezel to mirror the sloped red glass display area on the bottom, short and wide heavy extended lugs and a screw-down stainless steel (SS) back with access to the dual battery seats, case is showing light even wear overall with some light scuffing but no heavy scratches or discoloration, measures approx. 30mm wide x 40mm lug to lug x 12mm thick (by the display), matching heavy YBM & SS bracelet-style band with the alternating brushed and polished finish to pair with the watch case and an Accutron symbol on the buckle, while not a true Bulova Accutron this watch shares many of the same features and is often paired with the Accutrons in research and reference materials. It should be noted this is a heavy watch, with the watch and band together weighing approx. 60.4dwt (93.7 grams).
A very interesting triple signed watch from within the horology timeline, especially to find one in working condition, and a watch that would be a conversation piece in any setting, in excellent+ overall condition!
- Year Made: 1976
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: Computron
- Serial #: (case) #N6
- Dial Material: other
- Dial Color: red/rose
- Dial Details: digital display
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow, Stainless Steel, Glass
- Case Details: water resistant (WR), trapezoidal profile, red Lucite display
Case Width, without crown:
30mm (1.18 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: metal bracelet
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of September 21st, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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