Bulova 1965 Accutron SpaceView

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
E60392
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Accutron Spaceview.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchsed this for myself for my 50th.Always wanted one, Came all the way from Bulgaria. Runs and keeps time perfectly. Case is marked M5, Movement M7.

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mybulova_admin
Posted April 18, 2013 - 8:23am

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Accutron Spaceview, but is it genuine or a conversion.

Does anyone have any details on how to tell the difference. I know a lot were converted and still are, but how can someone tell.

Either way this model is on my wish list.

Thanks for adding!

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 18, 2013 - 8:28am

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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

Magnetchief
Posted April 18, 2013 - 9:42am

Thanks for that link.
Myself I am not sure if it is genuine or a conversion. The case number is very faint. It starts with a #2. I did not take a very good photograph. I will attempt to look closer thus evening. The crystal looks to be new, suspect its one of the Clark replacements. But, it is the correct one for this year.
The difference in dates between the case and the movement does not bother me. It's almost 50 years old. Coils, movements get swapped around.
Whether original or a conversion. I'm not bothered it looks and works great. Was a nice price so I'm very happy with it.

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William Smith
Posted April 18, 2013 - 12:47pm

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Nice Spaceview.  

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Accutronitis
Posted August 22, 2014 - 8:23pm

what is the printed or stamped number inside the case back, i'd like to see some better close up of the front but it's "dial ring spacer" doesn't look like a bulova part and i've never seen hands like those on that model year, the crystal looks like aftermarket because the tuning fork tines on the tuning fork 12 o'clock mark are very thin on the aftermarket crystals when compared a factory spaceview crystal which are stubbier and fatter plus i don't know how one could test for it but i believe that the aftermarket crystals are made from a different type of plastic like acrylic or the like.......