Bulova 1965 Accutron

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
C67542
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This was from an estate sale. I will try to get to Bulova dealer to open and photograph internals.

Not For Sale
1975 Bulova Accutron watch
1965 Bulova watch
JP
Posted April 12, 2016 - 1:29pm

Panel Member

Since it doesn't have a stem and crown, it should have a 214 movement  and is of the accutron family. I highly recommend having the watch serviced and a new batttery installed.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 13, 2016 - 5:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello texag, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice old Accutron you picked up. I'm leaning toward a model 412 but the advert I found is from 1965 not 1975. I didn't think Bulova was still producing the 214 movement watches in 1975 (the model with no winding crown). Is it possible the date code in M5 and not N5?

mybulova_admin
Posted April 13, 2016 - 5:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree for now with a generic Bulova Accitron 214, model number still pending as there are a few candidates. Example model '232'

Bulova Accutron

texag
Posted April 15, 2016 - 11:06am

Wow! I had no idea they went for so much! This unit has a little wear on the crystal, what would be a fair cost for getting the crystal replaced and polished up? I don't know if jewlery places are like car repair shops, that is, they take you for what they can get!

It is a lovely watch, the face has gotten a nice patina from age. I most definately scored a bargain. I will try to visit the dealer this weekend.

 

 

Geoff Baker
Posted April 16, 2016 - 5:40am

Club 5000Panel Member

....and confirm the date code please?

mybulova_admin
Posted April 24, 2016 - 9:22pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Case stamp looks more like a M5. Also I just noticed the engraving  J.O SEAL6