Bulova 1969 Accutron "417"

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
417
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
J28724
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.9 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1969 Accurton "417", 10K Gold filled bezel with a stainless case back stamped M9, 214 movement, Butler finish dial with Gold applied markers, Kreisler 10K Gold filled woven strap.

Fresh Accucell, and running strong.

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1969 Bulova Accutron "417" 214 movement
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William Smith
Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:24pm

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Right down to the matching orininal band as pictured in the ad!  Or it looks like it to me. 
Edit: maybe original, but I'm noting the band in the ad pic is "criss-cross" pattern.
Now what do we name the watch?

1969 Accutron 214 model 417
   or
1969 Accutron 417         ?
I think we are still using the first example above, and entering the model number in the "variant" box, but that's being discussed.

 

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bobbee
Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:37pm

Ummm, Err, Accutron "417"?

Just like it says on the tin.

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William Smith
Posted December 7, 2012 - 7:03pm

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Bob  That's one of the choices under consideration/discussion, but I think most of the accutrons in the database use the first format now, so our choice will impact all them too. 

OldTicker
Posted December 7, 2012 - 8:23pm

There is the correct way like Bulova did it in their ads & price sheets, and then there is the incorrect way that we and many other Accutron sites have been doing...anyone else want to get in the back seat as they continue going the wrong way towards the cliff?

JP
Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:52pm

Panel Member

My vote is Accutron 417

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William Smith
Posted December 7, 2012 - 7:22pm

Club 5000Panel Member

John  That's a good vote, but not quite a "choice" yet, as the current system uses the movement series numbers.  We are discussion using that naming system vs the current Accutron naming system.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:59pm

the subject does not match the ad.

The Hands differ, as do the Hour makers and register.

Close.

'UNKNOWN'

OldTicker
Posted December 7, 2012 - 4:23pm

How does this ad grab you Mark?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 7, 2012 - 7:50pm

Greg,

a much better likeness than the black and white display ad.

"ACCUTRON Series 214"

model # 417

 

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DarHin
Posted December 7, 2012 - 6:01pm

Also, OT's dial reads "Bulova Accutron". I'm not really up on the Accutrons but didn't Bulova drop the Bulova from the Accutron dials at some point?