Bulova 1965 Accutron

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Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-375782
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Clear 30.1mm Armored
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Swiss Made, NOS Swiss 18 kt solid gold Bulova Accutron wristwatch with black leather band, The band has a Accutron tuning fork logo gold clasp with "Bulova 1/2010 KGE" on the bottom side opposite of the tuning fork logo, The band also has "ACCUTRON" printed in gold lettering on the under side of it, The dial has the Accutron tuning fork logo representing the 12 o'clock position and "Bulova Accutron" underneath it in raised gold letters, also "SWISS" is printed in black letters under the 6 o'clock symbol and It has gold hands, underneath on the bezel right side top lug and left side bottom lug is a stamp containing the Swiss symbol for 18 carat gold and was the head of Helvetia, the female national personification of Switzerland, which is also called the Confederation Helvetica (CH) or Swiss Confederation. The name is derived from the name of the ancient people of Switzerland prior to the Roman conquest, the Helvetii. The female figure of Helvetia appeared during the construction of a Swiss national identity in the 19th century and Helvetia appeared on coins and stamps after the foundation of the federal state of Switzerland in 1848, under the profile is the letter "C" which is one hundred in Roman numerals possible denoting that 100% of the case is 18k including the back cover locking ring unlike the cases made in the USA which were not 100% 18k because they used a stainless steel back cover locking ring and in some cases stainless steel battery hatch and setting adjustment tab were also used on them. On the angled portion of the case back it is stamped with "BULOVA 18 KT GOLD" and "PATENED WATER PROOF" and on the flat portion it is stamped with the serial number "1-375782" and under that is "M5", It also has the very rare 18 kt solid gold case back lock ring, The back cover inside is stamped with the case #451, The Movement is stamped with "214H BULOVA" and "SWISS MADE", It also has the original box and hang tag. 

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2014 - 3:13pm

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If I remember correctly, we can ID as "Accutron" and the 214 info appears in the field of the root record.  We don't have an "Accutron 214" catagory/ID as such.  We gotta find a model name for this beauty!!

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bobbee
Posted August 18, 2014 - 4:54pm

Been looking most of the day, dude. My eyes are square!

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Accutronitis
Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:26pm

It's so close to quite a few of the watches on that page you would think that the model number would be very close to them ? i have read that the accutron watches made by the swiss plant were for the european market ? does anyone know if that ad was seen here in the usa, europe or both ?  

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Accutronitis
Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:51am

I just found a watch that has the same case as mine with the serial number 1-375818 which is only 36 digits above mine and the box it came with is nearly identical to mine, but it was sold on ebay as a genuine swiss spaceview hummmmm.

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bobbee
Posted August 19, 2014 - 5:02am

....hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

...is that a Accutron on your muscly arm, or am I pleased to see you? Hmmmmmmm-mmmmmm...

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 3:41am

Accutron, It's a Conversation Piece.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ-rvEjgE6c&list=UUYoGo7vs1Y442WU5Efc23LA

 

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Accutronitis
Posted August 21, 2014 - 9:49pm

can someone change that to "Bulova 1965 Accutron" ? because it's a M5 1965.......

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Accutronitis
Posted August 30, 2014 - 8:13pm

I got a new watch band for it, A JB Champion !

 

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Accutronitis
Posted October 6, 2014 - 3:32pm

I have found the model number for this watch 26104 !!!!

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William Smith
Posted October 6, 2014 - 5:58pm

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What year is the ad?  I think we are going to find that 26104 is the unique Bulova reference number as in the price lists.  Same for the other three models in the ad.  Our most recent price list is Spring 1964, and its just not new enough to have these models in the ad.

Here's a snippet Spring 1964 list showing other Accutron w/ unique reference numbers very close to those in the more recent ad....so this beauty will have a model "name", although it will probably be a three digit model number.  ...or it may have a name and a number.

The larger version of 1965 ad used in root record.  Looks like a USA ad.