Bulova Accutron wrist watch with day and date #G11339 N1, mint dark jade green metal dial with small gold inclusions, raised diamond inset markers (3 diamonds per marker for a total of 33 diamonds), raised gold "Accutron" and Accutron symbol and a day/date aperture at 3 o'clock, a gold border surrounds the aperture with the day display showing offwhite text on a black background, the date display showing black text on a silver background, baton-style gold steel hands with both luminous and black enamel inserts and a gold sweep second hand, impressive cushion-shaped Bulova 14k water resistant (WR) case with an Accutron-marked crown at 4 o'clock has been customized with expertly attached low-profile gold nuggets over the entire top frame and short heavy extended lugs leaving the raised sloped bezel smooth polish and supporting the domed glass crystal, case is showing only light even wear overall however there are a few moderate scratches on the back where improper attempts to open the case have been made, measures approx. 34mm wide x 38mm lug to lug.
Accompanying the watch is a matching customized bracelet-style band which has 10k marked base panels that have been similarly finished to the watch, the 6 o'clock primary panel supports an unblemished circle of dark green jade over which has been affixed a scene in gold of a cabin flanked by trees with an aurora borealis overhead, the circle is then surrounded by more low-profile gold nuggets and a raised lighter green jade diamond is inset below where the plate connects to gold-nugget finished smaller panels leading to the buckle connector, the 12 o'clock primary panel supports a raised 1909 Indian Head $2.50 gold piece
which is then surrounded by low-profile gold nuggets with a raised light green diamond of jade below it, 2 smaller panels connect to the gold-nugget finished buckle clasp, band and watch together currently measure approx. 173mm on the shortest link, 180mm on the longest link. Also included is an additional small panel that can be added to the band to increase the overall length by an additional 8mm. The watch and band combined weight approx. 65.1dwt.
For those in the horological community, it is also of note that this watch was originally commissioned for and worn by Orville Hagans
, a prominent figure for watch sales, repairs and education in the Denver, Colorado area during the mid-1900s.
This is a unique and distinctive vintage watch with a wonderful history in excellent+ condition and would make a fine addition to any high grade collection.
Please note: for this particular item, due to U.S. export limitations, we can only ship to domestic U.S. addresses.
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.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
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.