2.0234 ACCURIST bale-shape, Automatic, 1970’s

£185.00

Avantgarde from 70’s – bold design and high quality, progressive quick date change automatic movement. Rare collectible condition, fully working with 12-month warranty.

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Key Features

Distinctive and eye-catching vintage look, unusual ‘bale’ shape, convenient automatic movement in great technical condition. Rare chocolate tone dial, perfectly readable mirror finished applied hour indexes.

The dial combines linen pattern with gradient chocolate tone, cool feature from 70’s. New chocolate tone genuine leather strap matches the dial perfectly. High quality Swiss automatic movement, progressive quick date setting feature for 70’s.

Although this watch is Swiss-made, Accurist was a highly popular brand in the UK from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, and this timepiece definitely was a part of brand collection avantgarde due to its bold design and higher quality.

About Accurist

Accurist was founded in 1946 in London by Asher and Rebeca Loftus. They made watches that consisted entirely of Swiss components, which guaranteed consistent high-quality, and placed the company higher on the competitive watch market. The Accurist brand truly blossomed at around 1965 with their ‘Old England’ watch line, which aimed to introduce and promote the idea that watches could be a fashion accessory, and not merely a ‘once in a lifetime’ purchase. This movement was popularised by the likes of Twiggy and The Beatles, causing the brightly coloured and out-there designs of this new watch style to become a part of the London fashion at the time. The 1970’s was also a successful decade for Accurist, with the popularisation of quartz movements and digital watches, technologies that were often represented by the Accurist brand in the media – their digital quartz watch was chosen as the official watch for the Concorde aircraft pilots.

Up until the early 2000’s, Accurist was a highly popular and well-known brand, still creating good quality watches to this day. However, their heyday was undeniable from the 60’s through to the 80’s, and their classical, stylish watches from that period can still widely be found on the markets.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with an 20 mm genuine leather strap with a hypoallergenic base.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Bale shaped case.
  • Chrome-plated case body (original plating).
  • Acrylic crystal (original).
  • Stainless steel screw caseback.
  • Dustproof / rainproof.
  • Genuine leather strap with hypoallergenic lining.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 33 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 36  mm.
  • Full height 39 mm.
  • Strap width 19-20 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Chocolate gradient tone horizontal linen pattern dial.
  • Mirror polished indexes.
  • Day-date window with frame at ‘3’ position.
  • Accurist – Automatic – 25 jewels” signatures.
  • Silver tone hands.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • ETA 2789 caliber.
  • 25 jewels.
  • Automatic wind.
  • Quick set day and date.
  • Incabloc shockproof system.
  • ‘Accurist’ branded on rotor.
  • Polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-40 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

History of the Accurist Brand (official website).

ETA 2789 movement specs.

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Case material

Chrome plated

Dial tone

Brown/chocolate

Origin

England, Swiss

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1970