Bulova 1966 Accutron Railroad

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
14
Case Serial No.: 
B68100
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1966 Railroad Approved 214 Accutron with 10kGF Bezel & SS Back.

Hands: Black Spade & Dart - Red Sweep Second

The case measures approx. 35mm across  

 

 

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 17, 2012 - 10:41am

Old Ticker,

The image You are showing is from a Watch 'Price Guide' and is not an actual advertisement.

The image shown above is of the original manuals produced by the Manufacturer of the Watch which were included with each sale when purchased new.

 

* Please note: The Watch manufacturer refers to its product by 'Series' on the "Owners Guide and Guarantee" booklet and also on the information booklet provided with the Rairoad Models "Accutron Timepieces in Rairoad Service", Accutron is not simply referring to the Movement inside.

 

Will,

To answer Your question posed prior as to who in the industry refers to the Accutron by Series the answer would be the Watch manufacturer and the Professionals who service them.

ACCUTRON Series 214

model "202"

OldTicker
Posted September 17, 2012 - 12:42pm

I give up....

Call the panel vote Will.

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted September 17, 2012 - 5:39pm

Club 5000Panel Member

...let me check that PM :)  Admin may have an update. I agree it's getting time to make a decission.

DarHin's picture
DarHin
Posted September 17, 2012 - 5:58pm

I wouldn't think that the Owner's Guide would be specific to a model as the model depends on the case, dial, etc. not the functionality of a particular series.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 19, 2012 - 4:48pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Correct. The manual in many cases like this one where for the movement type and the working functions of that movement. Anyone buying a watch that housed a 214 would have given the same manual.

For now I am happy to stay with the convention of what was started and to list as a generic Accutron Railroad Aproved.

There is a potential solution in moving theses Accutrons into a dedicated myAccutron website, but I would need a great deal if help in making that a reality.

bourg01
Posted September 19, 2012 - 7:09pm

Panel Member

Admin, rather than a myaccutron site, why not just a separate myaccutron space on this website? You could do the same for the odd clock we post too. Just an idea that may not require alot of work or expense.

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted September 20, 2012 - 3:17am

Club 5000Panel Member

I like the MyAccutron.com idea, as it may not be too tricky for Admin to set it up.  The hard part- where he will need lots of help - may be getting some folks to agree to jump in and "run it", so to speak.  This would also allow who ever "helps" some autonomy to make decisions which are best for Accutron- to decide on the stuff we have been discussing. Would there be a MyAccutron.com panel?  This could get pretty complex and time consuming.  Yikes!

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 26, 2012 - 12:33pm

as mentioned, the Accutron is primarily referred to by Series.

exerpt from Form CS44 - Section 2, Page 4 1.7 Railway Grade Watches.

William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted January 1, 2013 - 4:54pm

Club 5000Panel Member

So we have three ads for this watch that are VERY close, if not an exact match.  They state Model "202".  We certainly could keep the "Railroad Approved" nick-name in the variant field after the model number. 
Thoughts?

bobbee's picture
bobbee
Posted January 1, 2013 - 8:41pm

Is this model actually the "226", as in this 1969 ad from the decades ad? Note the exact same dial, with the wording "Bulova Accutron" below 12, as opposed to "Accutron" on the "202".