Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar "O"

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Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar "O"

Post by Darksider » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:13 pm

Bulova 1967 Accutron Calendar "O"
Submitted by AllThingsMustPass848 on February 20, 2019 - 3:32am
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
218
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
B60939
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information
I recently inherited my grandfather's watch from 1967. The 5 star insignia immediately caught my eye, and upon a quick google search I found a Hodinkee article about 5-star Accutrons. The article explains how 5-star US general Omar Bradley, then-chairman of Bulova, would wear hese watches for a few days before they were given as gifts by Bulova.

My grandfather was elected president of a mattress company called Southern Cross in 1965. They were doing very well in 1967, so it stands to reason that he may have been the recipient of a nice gift from another big company. Unfortunately, the recession in 1968 hit them hard and derailed their plans to build two new factories. My grandfather was also a bomber pilot in WWII, but as far as we knew he had no connection to General Bradley

I have found no other information on this watch outside of the Hodinkee article, and niehter my grandfather or grandmother are around to answer any questions. It's somwhat mind-blowing for me to think that this is actually one of those 12 watches, but it's exciting prospect! What do you folks think? Thank you for your help! I'll post a link to the Hodinkee article below.

https://mybulova.com/node/9987
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