Bulova 1963 Accutron "401"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
401
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
K54128
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This is a 1963 Accutron I received from my grandfather. I do not want to take the back off until I know exactly what I am doing. I do not know much about it. I believe this is just a basic straight lugs with a basic 214 dial. The back is stamped Bulova, Waterproof, K54128, M3, 10KT Gold Filled, Patented.

Regards,

Jeff

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Andersok
Posted December 29, 2017 - 10:39am

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This watch looks to be a match to the variant '401', as seen in this ad. You are correct that this would have the 214 model movement. If you ever get the caseback removed you should see a case stamp with the number 2387.

jabs
Posted December 29, 2017 - 11:49am

Panel Member

+1

mybulova_admin
Posted December 29, 2017 - 9:18pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice match for the 1963 Bulova Accutron '401'. Good ad match Ken.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 30, 2017 - 9:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree - Accutron 401

jeffreywlee
Posted December 30, 2017 - 10:35am

Here are some more photos. I took these to a watchmaker yesterday to open. He said they look and felt like they had never been opened before...