Accutron

Bulova 1960 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
203
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
118517
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Asymmetrical case with 14kt inserts. October, 1960 marked the introduction of the Accutron tuning fork technology.

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Bulova 1969 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
F61712
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Accurton 214 Waterproof

10 k gold filled bezel - Stainless steel

M9 is the date symbol M is 1960 and 9 is 9, 1969 watch.

Crystal changed out to look like spaceview.

Speidel expansion band

History: Purchased by my parent in 1969 for Christmas and Birthday. It would be my 21 birthday. Crystal was changed to look like a spaceview by the watcher/jeweler.

 

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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
A50723
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This 1966 Accutron was my Grandfather's watch, my Dad inherited it in the 80s and I inherited it last year.  I was relieved when I opened the battery case and saw that the battery had been removed for storage during all those years.  I am not sure how much use the watch received in its day, my Dad was not a watch wearer, so it had been stored without use since the 80s.  There are some scratches on the crystal, but nothing major, one has to look hard to notice. 

I did some research on the battery replacement, read good reviews on the accucells and placed an order.  After installing the new accucell in the battery chamber, I was a bit nervous to hear the humming but no movement.  I gave the watch a few taps, as was recommended and hooray, the second hand started moving.  The 1st accucell lasted a little under a year, which I read was typical.  I am on my second battery and it's keeping great time (keeping up with iPhone clock). 

I've done a little research on getting it serviced, but am not confident anyone in my area knows their way around an accutron.  It's working fine now, but does anyone here recommend I do get it looked at?  I do have a concern, if I take it in to get it serviced, I will receive a watch back not keeping as good of time as it does now.

I do not know anything about the actual model type...I know it is an accutron 214 and I've seen a couple of comparable dials.  The back says it's 10 K.T. gold filled bezel, stainless steal case.  Is this a typical model?  It does not seem to be anything fancy, just a typical model popular at the time, but if anyone could shed some more detail on the particulars of this model, I would appreciate it.

 

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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
A95317
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I found the watch which had not been running since at least 1991. Like many other stories it was my grandfather's and I got it when he passed away in 1991. Found it and after 2 months got it working I know its a M6 "214" but it's not a spaceview or anything super-pricey. My grandfather who liked new gadgets, was a blue-colar worker so I would not expect him to get any thing else. Can any one tell me more on the watch. I put a new band on it to help pop it out. But the orginal band on it is simply a flexband and not marked Accutron.* Update I had the back removed and took picutres the best I could. Some of the markings are blurred so I wrote down the numbers as well. Here they are :Inside watch states; "Bulova 214  pat 2.971.323" While the back states 2624   8-6. The only thing I have questions on is that when I gave it to the jewler I did not write anything down; i.e. serial numbers etc. I have had family members who have had jewlers in the past take valuable parts out and replace them with cheaper parts. From the photos do you folks think it's alright?

Thanks

 

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Bulova Accutron M6 214 with an old flex band and agin with a new band:)
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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
214
Case Serial No.: 
J09137
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Nice 66 Accotron with killer black dial. New battery set her humming. Keeping Accutron Time

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Bulova 1969 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
877303
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
1969 BULOVA ACCUTRON 14K GOLD FILLED WRIST WATCH Original LEATHER Band   •Currently Working and in very good/excellent condition. 14 KT. GOLD FILLED case, Model M9 (1969), movement #218/2181 (see pics). I don't know if battery is original or has been replaced. Crystal is intact, can't see any scratches. Hands look very good, numerals are black with gold edges, back of case shows slight scratches and wear. I believe the leather strap/band is original to the watch.  
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Bulova 1972 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
E82880
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
E82880
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Well my father passed away.  I want to restore to the original state,same band ,fix the movement and get it up and running again.  Any one who can help me with more information about the movement? What year? I am wondering if it takes battery or do i have to oil the movent so it can work again?

Iam from New york City, Thus if anyone can recomend a place where i can fix my watch, it would be of great help>.!!

Much thanks

Peter A

DESCRIPTION:

 1- its a Bulova  ACCUTRON 10KT. rolled gold plate back 18KT Heavy gold electroplated bezel.

 2- the band is made by Kreisler's

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Bulova 1965 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
1-255729
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

  My pride and joy, Bulova Accutron 214 Stainless Steel case that i got at the flea market for a whopping 5 bucks with original box, papers, and outer cardboard box.

 I have not changed anything on the watch except the strap (I hate to say a Timex)

I have not seen another 214 with this dial, I wonder if anyone can tell me if this is a rare dial?

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Bulova 1966 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
b80153
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice stainless 214

All stainless aftermarket band

Back is marked: Bulova Waterproof - Patented - Stainless -

b80153 - m6

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Bulova 1968 Accutron

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
214
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
E31924
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Hi everyone, on my second Bulova in less than 2 weeks. Not sure what I've got here or of the age. But I did get it very cheap. This Accutron 214 has what I thought was a 1963 401 dial, but the lugs and back don't match. The back is a solid SS without the 10kt GF stamp (Which I was able to verify that this was either a 10kt or 14kt GF top case) and has a M8 stamped on. Not sure what I have here but I do know that some work was done on it. It has a 394 cell and is running perfectly. So either a diod was added to the coil or the movement was reset to allow the higher 1.55. Know matter what this is a great looking piece and is a great day runner but if anyone has any ideas on the actual age or what piece might have been changed I'd appreciate some advise. Thanks as usual.

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