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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OldTicker
Posted December 7, 2012 - 7:36pm

I have read many reasons why some Accutrons have Bulova on the dial, and some don't...one is only Swiss made Accutrons carry the Bulova name, another is they started to put Bulova on the dial in 1965 starting with the Astronaut, and gradually phasing it to all models by 1970 because sales started to slip after the first 4 or 5 years of introduction (probably Bulova mechanical watches), but most of the ads from 1970 on don't reflect that...So your guess is as good as mine...I think I will e-mail Bulova to see if the can explain it. (fingers crossed)

JP
Posted December 7, 2012 - 8:38pm

Panel Member

Will, what is the selection "G" called in the ad ?? I think the name of the watch is Accutron 417 if I read the ad correctly.