Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark I"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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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)

Not For Sale
Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark I  World Time Zone
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 3:49am

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When it comes to Bulova, never say never.

The watch is the 'Accutron Astronaut Mark I' model 21509-5W.

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 5:39am

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Great photo and text.  Three ring binder holes in both.  Where did ya get these?  Nice info.  Guess that makes my homework easier.....Thanks Admin

mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 6:40am

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I've got bits and pieces of info in my phone that I forgot I had. I started to dig and found this. I grabbed these images some time back and had hoped to obtain the originals but it never eventuated.

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bobbee
Posted September 1, 2014 - 9:15am

Great find Stephen! Got any more of those to post?

I don't mind being wrong, especially with such great proof. Well done for sticking to your guns, Geoff and Ken!

This is what the panel is about.

I just been looking at google images, found examples of both dial types, with Deep Sea 666 feet, and without. There must be two names for them. This is great!

mybulova_admin
Posted September 1, 2014 - 9:31am

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I do have others but have always been wary about placing them here as I do not own the images. My hope was to purchase these documentd from the owner for publication here on myBulova, but my pockets weren't deep enough :-)

I hope to one day be able to place them as individual items for future identification purposes.

This is exactly the kind of stuff I've always hoped Bulova themselves could provide us, but alas it's down to purchasing from private owners.

 

 

 

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William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 1:49pm

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Admin....maybe those who want/can pitch in a little $$$ to help with this particular purchase.  I'd love the originals, but I'm happy with access to good scans of the originals posted here on MyBulova.  Many shallow pockets can add up...  Just a thought.

will3hawks
Posted December 21, 2014 - 2:04pm

Absolutely a keeper; IMHO get it fixed, she'l get over it

r50us68
Posted March 24, 2015 - 12:33pm

I have just purchase one of these watches and looking for information, so this thread has been great.

one thing I notices that I may have missed is that there seems to be one dial with a 24hr scale and one without.

both with and without the 24hr scale that I have seen say Deep Sea.

Is there a chance that Bulova could have sold the watch as both a Deep Sea, and as an Astronaut?

The way I understand on how to use the 24 feature, is you line up your current time, with your time zone reference city. Then all the other city's will line up with there current time, in the 24hr scale.

without the 24hr reference, it is harder to determine if a city on the opposite side of the globe is 4am, or 4pm (16:00) 

with the 24 hr marking on some of the dials, this problem is solved

I found this for sale on eBay indicating Astronaut Mark I