Bulova 1967 Accutron Navigator "Mark II"

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3
Variant: 
Mark II
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B29824
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Flat Glass
Additional Information: 

Bulova Marine Navigator Mark II, It employs three interconnected Accutron 214H Chronometric micro-power plants that are offset 120 degrees from each other as the time-keeping standard for this ship's chronometer, It has a 24 hour dial with hours on the inner hash mark ring and minutes and seconds on the outer hash mark ring, Under the 24 hour mark is printed with black lettering "ACCUTRON" and immediately below it is "Navigator Mark II", just above the 12 hour mark also printed with black lettering "BULOVA", The case back is stamp with "BULOVA" and "PATENED STAINLESS STEEL" and on the flat area of the case back it is stamped with "B29824" and under that is "M7", It has a much larger battery housing that screws onto the case back in place of the battery hatch cover and a large knurled handle that is pull outwards for activating the hacking mechanism and if turned for setting the time of day, The movements are installed in a large solid brass housing and are accessed by screwing the upper portion of the housing from the lower base housing, The case is sealed against moisture and sudden changes in barometric pressure by means of a large o-ring, To protect the chronometer from shock it is mounted in a wooden box with a rubber floor that has a disk shaped brass coupling interface that has a snap ring that locks the housing base of the chronometer to the rubber floor, once it's locked inside the box also has a inner clear plexiglas lid that further protects the glass face of the chronometer.

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JP
Posted August 20, 2014 - 8:33am

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WOW Chopper. Great find.

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:08am

Thanks, i was checking how close it was to say the online "atomic" standard and in 24 hours it was right on the money maybe +- 1 at the most so i'm syncing all my Accutrons to this one using it as my standard......

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bobbee
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:23am

Great stuff. 

Not cheap at $500! 

Accutron Marine Navigator.

 

Edit- are you sure yours is the mark 1?

The 1971 ad you use shows a different outer case fastener, so must be the newer mark 2?

Or is it the mark 3 in the ad?

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:36am

No i have mine listed as a Mark II :^)

The "mark 1" was actually a mark nothing as it was just called a "Bulova Marine Navigator".

The Mark III was a quartz based tuning fork movement with calendar day and date and was a single movement design.  

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bobbee
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:36am

The one in this 1970's catalogue has a different catch to both, and is the mark II.

 

Edit- correction, it has the same catch as yours, so you are correct. The one in the 1971 ad must be by default the mk3.

Bob.

 

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:40am

No that one in your ad is just like mine but without the plate you could add for engraving an inscription only mine is tarnished and a little rusty. lol

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bobbee
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:40am

Twin postings!

The ad one from 1971 must be the mark one then.

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:46am

actually i've never seen a catch or latch like the one in my ad and i've seen a prototype, swiss made, and every "mark" they have made and none of them had a latch like that......

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bobbee
Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:50am

Is that your own advert, or the one from the 1970's newspaper ads on site?

I remember finding that one, and it's from 1971. The latch is one I've not seen before either, the guys over at WTF's Bulova/Accutron forum have posted a few, but none have the plain latch.

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Accutronitis
Posted August 20, 2014 - 10:11am

i found that one with google.