Bulova 1971 Accutron Astronaut "Mark II"

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
Mark II
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
2185
Case Serial No.: 
174392
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I purchased this watch in Poland auction web site.

Hints were out of watch and the mechanism was unclean.

Watchmaker repaired the watch and now it is in very good condition.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch Accutron Astronaut Mark II 2011-08-11
catherine 247
Posted November 28, 2011 - 2:00pm

Hi could you advise price please?  difficult to tell from the photo - is this a man's watch?  could you let me have any more pictures?  am specifically look for a gent's 1971 watch so genuine interest.  many thanks.

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William Smith
Posted May 14, 2012 - 12:36am

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Similar to the "H" w/ the complication for the wheel.  Nice

oliverb
Posted December 11, 2012 - 9:50am

FYI: this model sometimes had no other markings on the dial other than "Bulova Accutron" or, in addition, it could be marked "Traveler" at the bottom of the dial or "Astronaut Mark II" at the bottom of the dial. Many call these models "GMT" but I don't know that Bulova actually referred to them as such. Some models had the GMT hour window as shown on this watch while others had the additional GMT hour hand. It is correct to refer to all variations as "Accutron Astronaut Mark II". I have one with the unmarked dial as I described. I also have an ad showing the watch I have but calling it an "Accutron Astronaut Mark II".

lylel396
Posted December 11, 2012 - 1:31pm

  I reserve the right to be wrong but I believe you will find that this dial came in a gold case and tha the dial that came in the SS case was silver/gray colored.  Accutrons with gold colored dials very rarely came in SS cases. 

oliverb
Posted December 11, 2012 - 2:12pm

Good chance it was built up from parts. Might even have been an orphan as a result of a solid gold case melted down.

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bobbee
Posted December 11, 2012 - 1:39pm

" I reserve the right to be wrong", LOL! I love that, I might need to borrow it sometime!