Bulova 1964 Accutron SpaceView

6/10 votes
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. 

 

Not For Sale
Accutronitis 1967 Accutron Spaceview 09 14 2014
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted September 7, 2014 - 6:46am

Club 5000Panel Member

Good point Geoff.  We don't have a spaceview conversion ID in the drop-down choices, do we?  And although Bulova made some conversion kits, I think it was jewelers and dealerships who did the conversions w/ Bulova produced and authorized kits?  Is that right?  

Two comments on  other Spaceview records by  Rev Rob 

Reverend Rob Posted April 18, 2013 - 3:28am  

A high percentage of Spaceviews out there are conversions, and I don't mean conversions the Jewellers did, authorized by Bulova and with Bulova parts. This might help:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accspace.htm#fsv

Reverend Rob Posted June 7, 2014 - 10:52am  

There are a lot of converted spaceviews out there, here is a link to check your case number:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accsvc.htm

Some watches are known to have been converted at the dealerships, others have been done much after the fact.

 

END OF COMMENTS by Rev Rob

...and the Accutron case/crystal PDF Ken cites is in agreement with your point on 318 bowtie cases only being dialed for Accutrons.

...I'd hate to call the subject Spaceview "non conforming", but that may be another option we have for converted spaceviews which didn't ship from Bulova in their present cases.   Is a converted Spaceview ever gonna have an official POS Bulova model name?

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted September 14, 2014 - 12:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good with Spaceview

Accutronitis's picture
Accutronitis
Posted September 14, 2014 - 9:57pm

i don't want to keep harping on the same thing but like i said before this watch isn't converted to a spaceview because with this case there is no room for a dial to be used with it, all other spaceview watches i have seen (not including the swiss chapter ring models) required a dial ring spacer when the dial is gone to make the movement gasket lips sit flush with each other, there is no way to use a dial with this case even if you wanted to, there's just no room for it.....    

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted February 24, 2015 - 8:01pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Has anyone found the elusive ad for this "Bowtie Spaceview" yet?  If it ain't got room for a conversion, then it musta come this way.