Bulova 1966 Accutron

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
A95317
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I found the watch which had not been running since at least 1991. Like many other stories it was my grandfather's and I got it when he passed away in 1991. Found it and after 2 months got it working I know its a M6 "214" but it's not a spaceview or anything super-pricey. My grandfather who liked new gadgets, was a blue-colar worker so I would not expect him to get any thing else. Can any one tell me more on the watch. I put a new band on it to help pop it out. But the orginal band on it is simply a flexband and not marked Accutron.* Update I had the back removed and took picutres the best I could. Some of the markings are blurred so I wrote down the numbers as well. Here they are :Inside watch states; "Bulova 214  pat 2.971.323" While the back states 2624   8-6. The only thing I have questions on is that when I gave it to the jewler I did not write anything down; i.e. serial numbers etc. I have had family members who have had jewlers in the past take valuable parts out and replace them with cheaper parts. From the photos do you folks think it's alright?

Thanks

 

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Bulova Accutron M6 214 with an old flex band and agin with a new band:)
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JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 9:44pm

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Go to the information tab and select the year 1966 and begin your search of the ads for your watch. It may or may not be there so go a year ahead and a year behind 1966 and look for it.

You will have to take the watch to a repairman since it takes a special tool to remove the back. When you get it opened take pics of the inside of the back and the back side of the movement and post them. This will help us to narrow down the year of mfg. and tell us the calibre of the movement.

Nice watch and a great history.

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Drj9
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:00pm

Thanks I will do, I just picked it up from the jewler today so I'm headed back Monday :) Every other jewler was too scared to open it out of fear, except for one old timer .  He had it for 2 months cleaning and basicly rebuilding it. The jewler said it was a trip down memory lane from his younger years, he smiled and said it was a pleasure and a pain.

 

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:21pm

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Case sure looks like this watch here http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1966-accutron-214-4677

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Drj9
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:33pm

Sure does (except for the black dial of course).  They look with the asymetrical and brushing around the dial. I notice tonight mine has glow in dark "dots" to represent the hours Cool :)

 

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Drj9
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:34pm

The case is exact :)

 

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:37pm

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What a great family heirloom. ...and w/ a new battery and maintenance service...it will keep great time too!

JP
Posted August 4, 2012 - 10:51pm

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It gets my vote for Accutron 214.

This was not a cheap watch then or now. I have the railroad approved 214 and it was my father-in-laws and I wouldn't sell it for anything. You have a great watch to enjoy and remember it's heritage.

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William Smith
Posted August 4, 2012 - 11:00pm

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1966 Accutorn 214 from me too

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Drj9
Posted August 4, 2012 - 11:21pm

Thanks for your votes, I'll get more picks soon. Now my next mission is to find a box/case and perhaps an orginal band for it. I think that for the most part it was a daily driver and I willl wear it proudly as one; no more decades of hiding for this great watch :)

mybulova_admin
Posted August 5, 2012 - 1:49am

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Generic Accutron 214 for now.