'66 Accutron with really cool history.

                          

 

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. 

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 when 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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Bob Bruno
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:09pm

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See! see! Plains you don't have to be a purist to appreciate the history behind a watch :-)

Bob

plainsmen
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:14pm

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I was looking... a replacement back for this watch on ebay with the right M6 date is $25.00.  What you think Bob?  Hehe...

 

 

/jokes

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:13pm

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Don't you dare!!!

OldTicker
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:32pm

Soak up the History Plains!

The Gold Dedication watch is a thing of the past...Now its more like a Gold toned i-pod?!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:36pm

Great Find

Wayne

Timemachines
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:47pm

Hey Jerin,

 I have a 66 SS back for that !  LOL

plainsmen
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:51pm

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Bob would probably track us down and contemplate very bad things... heh.

Timemachines
Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:40pm

I was going to make you a great exchange deal, but I guess you will have to keep that back so if Bob shows up, you can make a quick switch!  LOL

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:51pm

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Ok you guys that does it!  GIVE ME ALL YOUR WATCHES!

Bob

plainsmen
Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:54pm

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(In my best Charlton Helston voice)  You can have my watches, when you pry them from my cold dead fingers Bob! (/Charlton Heston voice)

Hahaha!!

mybulova_admin
Posted February 16, 2011 - 11:36pm

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Why on earth would you want a new back for the case? This case back has provenance and is original to the watch.

Sweet!

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 16, 2011 - 11:43pm

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Plains just bustin my chops Admin.

Bob

plainsmen
Posted February 17, 2011 - 12:21am

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Bob's a great sport... seriously first rate poster that always ads something good to the board and I'm for one happy to be able to bust his chops on here. 

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 17, 2011 - 1:53am

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Aw shucks now I'm all embarrassed. Oh and plains.... it is some cool history!

Bob