Bulova 1969 Accutron SpaceView

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
J83567
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

The back states the following

BULOVA

10k Gold Filled Bezel

J83567

M9

PATENTED

STAINLESS STEEL

 

The front only shows

Accutron

 

Thanks so much for your help.  This was a present from my Uncle so I know very little about it.

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
oliverb
Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:04am

Your watch is called an Accutron Spaceview and has the caliber 214 movement. Under the serial number on the case back is the date code consisting of a letter followed by a number. What is it? Pics are blurry and difficult to see details.

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William Smith
Posted April 18, 2013 - 12:44pm

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You can see the alpha numeric date code system in the second chart on this page:
http://www.mybulova.com/bulova-date-codes

It will help you get the date of watch production.  

scoseg
Posted April 22, 2013 - 9:14am

Many thanks.  I just updated the year as it seems to be 1969.  "M9" is inscribed which indicated the year from the link provided.

 

Many thanks!

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Accutronitis
Posted September 6, 2015 - 6:03am

Only one problem with this spaceview, it has a 3 wire coil assy in it which Bulova was def no longer using by 1969, i can see a older 3 wire coil assy watch (pre 1967) having it's coil assy replaced with a newer 2 wire coil assy but it's strange to see a newer (post 1967) with the older 3 wire coil assy installed in it ?

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 8, 2015 - 9:46am

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According to the position of the logos, this is an earlier US made chapter ring model. The M9 is throwing me a bit, also. Does it say #2528 inside the case back?

scoseg
Posted October 12, 2015 - 9:47am

Thanks!  Not sure I can get the case back off with normal household tools.  Any tips?  It had been sitting around the house with an dead battery.  Just replaced it this week and wore the watch for the first time.  First new person I meet immediately noticed the watch and new the details of it.  I'm new to the watch world so it was interesting to hear that he had quite the passion for older model watches as well.

I just uploaded a better image of the front for the main picture as well.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2015 - 6:01am

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Nice photo, I would not try with household tools to remove the back. There is a very specialized tool that works correctly, anything else could damage the case back.

Watch collectors ALWAYS notice what other people are wearing, at least I do. These Spaceview watches are very collectable!