Bulova 1966 Accutron

5/10 votes
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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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oberuber
Posted August 19, 2012 - 7:44pm

I recently purchased a SPACEVIEW watch which the seller stated was "probably a conversion".  My watch is an m6, serial number A71852, identical to the  1967 ad  except the word ACCUTRON does not appear below the logo at the 12 o'clock position and is all stainless.  Is there anyway to identify  the ilk of a watch via the serial number?  I'm really pleased with this watch as it could not have looked better in the jeweler's display case.

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William Smith
Posted August 19, 2012 - 8:42pm

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...the conversions I've seen look beautiful, and on a couple, I wouldn't know how to tell them apart from the "original as at Point of Sale", but there may be some subtle dial charactoristics others can spot. I agree w/ the owner- keep it original.  Find another accutron which isn't soo original, and do a conversion to Spaceview on that one....