Bulova 1967 Accutron "209"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
209
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-370427
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Clear 33.6mm Armored
Additional Information: 

Swiss Made, Hidden Spaceview 1967, The case #316 is is Swiss Made, The movement is stamped "214H" "BULOVA"  and "SWISS MADE",  The crystal is armored with a silver tension ring, The Dial is a Sliver dial face with "SWISS" printed in black lettering under the 6 o'clock marker.

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JP
Posted October 5, 2014 - 1:48pm

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Beautiful watch. Accutron "B"

Geoff Baker
Posted October 6, 2014 - 5:50am

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This is what I found, looks close. I think that says "209". It's the 3, 6 & 9 markers that look the same.

 

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted October 6, 2014 - 6:00am

Such a fabulous example Accutronitis.  Love the chapter ring minute track. 

 

Eric

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bobbee
Posted October 6, 2014 - 6:18am

Good find Geoff on the ad, agree with  "209".

Love the watch.

jabs
Posted October 6, 2014 - 6:24am

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Good find watch and ad. Accutron "209"

Andersok
Posted October 6, 2014 - 12:49pm

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Agree with the 209, nice ad find

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William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 5:48pm

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Goeff's ad is from 1965.  I found two entries for the Accutron 209 in the Spring Price list.  Snippet below.  The unique Bulova product numbers for the two 209's shoud be telling us something, I just can't figure out what yet.  There's rhyme and reason to their assignment...its just beyond us for now.

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Accutronitis
Posted February 26, 2015 - 5:59pm

Sometimes i've seen where it says in small print at the bottom of a ad something like "silver dial 21038 or black dial 24002" or something very close to that.....

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William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 6:15pm

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Thanks
It's hard for me to go fishing for patterns or associations with hard copy and a pencil and paper.  LOL

Sometimes we "see, remember, then recognize patterns", like in the fist digit of case serial numbers referring to year of manufacture for the earlier Bulova models.  Mark (FifthAvenueRestorations) figured this one out by just noticing sheer numbers which fit the pattern.  He's acutally cited as the guy who "discovered" this patterrn in Lisa's NAWCC Bulova article.  And we all discussed this pattern here on MyBulova for a year or so before/after Mark pointed it out.  

If these price lists were parsed out in some kind of database, then we could really go fishing...
I've tried OCR on the PDF's of price list, but then getting them into relational database is too challanging for me.

Where's Mark when you need him... :(

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Accutronitis
Posted February 26, 2015 - 6:36pm

Wow i wish i understood more about what you are talking about, it sound like if you look at a large enough cross section of first digit case serial numbers ver year of manufacture someone might be able to deduce earlier Bulova models from that serial information....