Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark I"

6/10 votes
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Variant: 
Mark I
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
14
Movement Serial No.: 
2182
Case Serial No.: 
N0 137255
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
35 MM Dia.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My High School Graduation Present
Astronaut "Mark I (AKA Deep Sea 666 feet World Time Zone)

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Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark I  World Time Zone
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bourg01
Posted August 18, 2014 - 3:21pm

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Yes, Bulova did change up dial colors, so this could be a variant that remain's unknown.

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William Smith
Posted August 21, 2014 - 1:53pm

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Do we have a Bulova Parts document which has a few tables listing possible "model names" based on case serial numbers from this time period.  Fifth used a snippet of one of these tables to aid in ID'ing a 1973 Oceanographer series as a "snorkel" model.  I'll go hunting for the entire document, as it may have this case serial number too.

Edit:  I mean Case ID Number, not case serial number.  I think its the red ink stamped 1164- not the  785 (or 786) stamped within rectangle on inside case back.

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bobbee
Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:06pm

William Smith wrote:

Do we have a Bulova Parts document which has a few tables listing possible "model names" based on case serial numbers from this time period.  Fifth used a snippet of one of these tables to aid in ID'ing a 1973 Oceanographer series as a "snorkel" model.  I'll go hunting for the entire document, as it may have this case serial number too.

Edit:  I mean Case ID Number, not case serial number.  I think its the red ink stamped 1164- not the  785 (or 786) stamped within rectangle on inside case back.

 

I once asked about those service documents and if they would be shared with the site.

No reply.

ROGLEN
Posted August 26, 2014 - 1:12pm

Guys i found some images of watchs just like mine on the internet.

sadly there is no indentifcations with the images.

i would download them but i dont see how to do it

bob 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 27, 2014 - 4:33am

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Let's get the votes out on this one. We have an advert showing this exact watch and calling it MK1. We have an advert showing a variant of this watch and calling it 'World Timer'.

It's MK1, the ad is my proof.

ROGLEN
Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:38am

William that number in rectaingle is 789 not 785 or 786

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bobbee
Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:28pm

We don't have any ads calling this the "World Timer".

What we have is a Bulova generated colour catalogue calling it the World Timer.

We have one b&w ad that has two other mistakes in it-mixed up names actually- that calls it the Astronaut Mark 1.

The subject also has "Deep Sea" on the dial, and the Deep Sea line is totally different to the "Astronaut" line

Either Accutron Deep Sea World Timer, or just "World Timer".

Geoff Baker
Posted August 29, 2014 - 5:19am

Club 5000Panel Member

You are correct Bob, it is a catalog, not an ad. However, it does not show the subject watch. This one is marked Deep Sea, the watch in the catalog is not.

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bobbee
Posted August 29, 2014 - 9:10am

The newspaper advert is a mistake, as the wording should mention it has day/date and 666feet water resistance, just like the other Deep Sea model in the same advert, if it were correct.

The Mark 1 Astronauts all had 214 movements with no crowns, there are no Astronaut models that are water resistant tested to 666 feet, either MK1 or MK2.

bourg01
Posted August 28, 2014 - 1:35pm

Panel Member

I'm good with Deep Sea World Timer.