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Bulova 1961 Accutron "602"

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Variant: 

602

Manufacture Year: 

1961

Movement Model: 

214

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D49430

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Clear 1220E 29.0mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is the iconic Bulova Accutron Model '602' dated (M1)1961. Model 602 is 18kt Solid Gold and came in Case# 2324 as (Style # 26003). This Model 602 sports the original applied marker dial and gold hands. As far as I know (to date), this dial is unique to this particular model accutron which makes it very hard to find a nice Model 602 worth restoring. This 1961 18kt Model 602 has been fully restored. Rob Berkavicius did a wonderful job fully restoring the M1 movement to exact M1 factory specs and appearance. It has the M1 date code stamped on the pillar plate(Top Center/Right) and doesn't have the patent number at the bottom of the plate which is correct for pillar plates of 1962 or before. It also has the original 5 solder point coil assy as seen in the front pic of the movement as well as the correct tuning fork.  I had searched for this model quite awhile and finally found one that was worthy of a full restoation. I am very happy with this early 1960's Accutron restoration. 

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Kathy L.
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Posted February 19, 2019 - 5:05pm

Wow it is really beautiful!

1961 Bulova Accutron "602"

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 20, 2019 - 4:40am

Simply stunning watch. My birthday isn't for another 10 months, but I'm happy for an early present :-)

Looks like a truelly amazing restoration. Well done that man! 

1961 Bulova Accutron "602"

jabs
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Posted February 20, 2019 - 7:52am

1961 Bulova Accutron "602"

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 20, 2019 - 8:27am

1961 Bulova Accutron 602

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 20, 2019 - 9:21am

Agreed, a beautiful

1961 Bulova Accutron "602"

Accutronredux
Posted February 21, 2019 - 3:43pm

The crown jewel of your incomparable Accutron collection.

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Astronaut M2
Posted February 21, 2019 - 6:03pm

Another great watch! The movement is near M1 factory appearance with only a few very minor inconsistencies that almost no one would ever notice...

I would say many of his Astronaut watches in his collection could be a crown jewel, Or His stellar M2 yellow dot spaceview that was passed down from his grandfather who bought it new in 1962! Now that's a jewel!