Bulova 1964 Accutron SpaceView

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Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-222286
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Swiss Armored Spaceview 30.1mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Swiss Made, Bowtie Spaceview 1964, The case #318 is is Swiss Made, The movement is stamped "214H" "BULOVA"  and "SWISS MADE", It has silver illuminated spear hands, The crystal is armored with a silver tension ring, it has illuminated marks at every 5 minutes and the Accutron tuning fork logo as the 12 o'clock mark, The crystal has printed next to the 7 o'clock mark "Bulova Accutron" in white non-illuminated letters.

 

The last to photos are a USA ver bowtie spaceview and a Swiss ver solid gold bowtie spaceview. 

 

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 3:10am

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Spaceview for sure but which model variant? I'm sure I've seen this one before. She's a beauty!

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Accutronitis
Posted September 1, 2014 - 3:12am

There aren't very many Swiss Bowtie Spaceviews around these days, mine is the only stainless steel and the one above is the only solid gold Swiss Bowtie Spaceviews i have ever seen.

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 4:54am

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I think we have an ad in the 1960's decades forum thread showing a Bowtie spaceview model....or maybe in the Accutron ads forum thread.  I'll check.  It may not help, as I'm remembering Bowtie as a nic-name vs an official model name.  Agreed most likely some spaceview with unknown model variant.

I found one that wasn't a spaceview "bowtie", but it reaffirms my memory that Bowtie is a nic-name.

May 1968 ad.

 

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 5:14am

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what luck....H 21253 Stainless Steel, Spaceview Model" isn't in the picture.  Maybe the ad got cropped?  No reason to think 21253 had the bowtie case, but D and E do.
1965 Swiss Ad

mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 8:52am

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Dam where is the rest of that advert! Nice find Will, doesn't confirm anything but may lead us in the right direction.

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 1:49pm

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I think Bobbee or Plains or Ken originally found the swiss ad...I just copied and pasted from where they presented it.

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bobbee
Posted September 1, 2014 - 3:36pm

Here's my Accutron Spaceview. Note the stand is for Bulova International ltd.

The giant Accutron is an actual working Accutron movement. I found some ads for Australian jewelers who had it in their store, but I can't download, when I click on to view all I get is "404 not found".

Want to play Bulova conkers? :-)

 

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Accutronitis
Posted September 1, 2014 - 4:27pm

It's big but does it have a Diamond on it ? lol

 

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Accutronitis
Posted September 2, 2014 - 4:15am

I found where i had seen the solid gold version of my watch.......

 http://www.mybob.net/120312/spaceview.htm

i think that model #21253 is not right because i think that model had a case # 316-1, the case below is a case # 316-5

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Accutronitis
Posted September 2, 2014 - 4:17am

I wonder what the case number is on the solid gold bowtie is at mybob ?