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2.0238 Accurist 9K gold, manual, box, 1970s

£410.00 (incl. VAT) £369.00 (incl. VAT)

Classic and stylish 1970’s Accurist dress watch, 34 mm gold-plated case with attractive, gold-tone dial with black accents. Swiss-made ETA 2409 caliber. Runs very well and in perfect condition. Comes with a 12-month warranty and a new, 18mm snakeskin style brown leather strap.

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Key Features

Classical gold dress watch from the British Accurist brand, near-perfect condition and original box.

It features an eye catching, sunburst micro pattern gold tone dial, a gold-plated crown with the Accurist ‘A’, and a high quality genuine leather strap with a hypoallergenic composite base. The classical 34 mm case is mirror-polished and gold-plated. The short, black Roman numerals around the outside edge of the dial perfectly matches the design of the minute and hour hands, creating a exquisite, eye-catching aesthetic.

Case with ‘BWC’ / ‘LONDON MADE’ hallmark, made by British Watch Cases Ltd.

The gold shine of the dial on this timepiece contrasts beautifully with the snakeskin-style brown leather strap. The whole watch exudes class, with its classical gold-plated case and simplistic dial – the numeral markers perfectly matching the hands in both colour and design. Although this watch is Swiss-made, Accurist was an extremely popular brand in the UK from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, and this timepiece easily threads the line between its simplicity and attention-grabbing that the brand was so well-known for during this period. In overall near-perfect condition for its age, this timepiece is fully wearable and working like new.

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 today.

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 18 mm genuine leather strap with a hypoallergenic composite base.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Round case with small lugs.
  • Solid 9K gold case body.
  • Acrylic crystal (original).
  • Сaseback with ‘A.D.B.’ engraving.
  • Dustproof.
  • Genuine leather strap, Hirsch.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 33 mm.
  • Width w/crown 34  mm.
  • Full height 38 mm.
  • Thickness 7.5 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Gold tone sunburst micro pattern dial.
  • Black Roman numerals.
  • Accurist” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Black pencil style hands.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • ETA 2409 caliber.
  • 21 jewels.
  • Manual wind.
  • Non-shockproof.
  • ‘Accurist 21 Jewels Swiss’ branded on bridge.
  • Brushed wheels, polished screws.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

History of the Accurist Brand (official website).

ETA 2409 movement specs.

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Case material

Gold

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

England, Swiss

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1970