Accutron

Bulova 1977 Accutron

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Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
F501259
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
29.1mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Accutron Presentation Watch As Indicated in Pic.Needs Battery And Hopefully That's All It'll Need.Will Someone Who's Familiar With These Models Look At The Mvt.And LMK If A Batty Strap is Missing?

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Accutron Det.News.04-18-2011
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Bulova 1971 Accutron

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Manufacture Year: 
1971
Case Serial No.: 
45437
Additional Information: 

on the back and on the clasp, it's got a J with a arrow through it.   It's 14k Rolled Gold.

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3/30/2011

Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
k43505
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The original ACCUTRON  '214'

Circular Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 34mm wide while using Calipers, no Crown is visible.

Caseback is Gold Filled held in place by a Stainless Steel retaining ring and houses a unique lever activated 'Back Set' Crown and Slotted Battery hatch.

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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Case Serial No.: 
K33342
Additional Information: 

It has a date stamp of M6, indicating a 1966 Accutron watch.

This band is orginal to the watch and it looks like someone might have tried to lightly inscribe an initial where the Accutron symbol is on the clasp.  The band has some corrosion and would need to be refurbished in order to be perfect.

As you can see from the pictures the dial and hands are in fantastic shape.  The crystal does have some cracks on one side by the 3, and would have to be replaced, but if your thinking of coverting it to a Spaceview this is probably your path anyway. 

The back of the watch has an inscription saying:

"H. Lundstrom, 25 Years of Service, October 7, 1966. 

  Fairchild Hiller - Republic Aviation Div."

I did some research on Republic Aviation and found that they were responsible for some of the United States military's best fighter planes!

 

I did some research on H. Lundstrom - I found this:

Republic Aviation Community Day's Program from April 1958

It shows H. Lundstrom as a part of the "Credentials" Department.  Someone who is in Credentials works to supervise the Aviation Safety Program of the company.

During the 25 Years H. Lundstrom would have been with Republic Avation they produced some very famous American Warplanes such as:

 

The Republic P-47

and

The F-105 Thunderchief

 

One can imagine that Mr. Lundstrom would have worked intimately on both of these aircraft during his career with Republic Aviation!

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1966 Accutron 214
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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
A61326
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1966 Accutron 214.

Circular Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 35mm wide while using Calipers, no Crown is visible.

Champagne Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Accutron logo. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Dauphine with luminous accents to the Centers. Seconds track is applied Gilt circular markers with luminous accents on the Hours. An applied Gilt Tuning Fork logo appears at 12 O'Clock.

Caseback is Stainless Steel held in place by a retaining ring and houses a unique lever activated 'Back Set' Crown and Slotted Battery hatch.

1966 was a transition Year for the Accutron 214  from a 1st Generation  to a 2nd Generation movement design. Watch shows a First Generation Caseback.

There are only a total of 12 moving parts in an Accutron 214 movement.

*as found, needs Glass.

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Bulova 1968 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Additional Information: 

14K case and band

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14K Bulova Accutron with 14K band
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Bulova 1965 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Case Serial No.: 
E49104 M5
Additional Information: 

FACE

Black face

Back

Stainless case

Water proof

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Patented

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Bulova 1960 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The First and Arguably most desirable of  the Asymmetrical Accutron designs, the "521" model was released in 1960, to much fanfare... Definitely one of my favorite Asymmetric  timepieces, in general... Along with the Hamilton Electrics designed by futrist product designer Mr. Richard Arbib, in the late 50s... this was one of the ORIGINAL model 214 "tuning forks" released. And is now very sought after by Accutron and Assymetric watch collectors, alike!

 

Enjoy :-)  William

 

 

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