What is the meaning on this dial?

I have a friend lost his Bulova Accutron a few years ago playing golf. The watch was given to him by his father who has passed and now he is really upset about the loss.  I wanted to gift him another one and asked what it looked like. He told me that the dial had no markers and had a duel date window. I couldn't find a Accutron with no markers for sale and came across this dial. Now I have to find the right hands to go with this dial. Now the TS has me confused. I looked around on the internet and found that Ts is Tritium H-3 used as an luminous material. In my mind I was ok with that, than I seen another ref that the meaning could be Triple Signed and the dial is but if the TS is ref to that it would have no meaning due that you can already see that that the dial is Triple Signed.  And as far a the dial being luminous, I see no glow luminous material on it anywhere. I can't find a photo of a Accutron without markers to go by. Thanks for the input.

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 1:00am

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 1:01am

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 1:31am

Here is one of my Accutrons with a Triple Signed Dial with no TS and the dial changes from black to redish purple.

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 1:38am

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 1:43am

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 11, 2012 - 4:14pm

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I too think it is unlikely that TS means Triple signed. One 'T' means less than 25 mC,  and would be used if the EITHER the dial or hands had Tritium on them. If both had Tritium, the dial would read 'TT'. But TS? My guess is that the watch, when assembled, only had Tritium on the hands, obviously, since the dial has no indices.

will91gt
Posted March 11, 2012 - 11:02pm

Thanks Rob, sometimes small details get to me and if some thing is marked then it has meaning. So the S is in ???.. Maybe the S means Swiss. I have had a few Accutrons with all 3 signs on the dial and they were Swiss models.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 12, 2012 - 11:37am

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I don't think they can abbreviate Swiss with "S", it must be spelled out. That said, I don't have a clue what the "S" means on this one. 

will91gt
Posted March 13, 2012 - 2:45am

Thanks for you input Rob, Trying to learn more about Bulova watches. Pretty much been starting with the Accutrons and working my way backwards. In many ways I look at a vintage watch like I would a vintage car. Whats right about it and whats wrong. There are so many models and styles.  I can't afford some of the high priced models I like so I try to find rare-semi rare to uncommon watches that I like. This is a very nice site and whats important is that you and other members are keeping the History alive with what you hold dear.