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Bulova 1965 Accutron SpaceView

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

spaceviw

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1-375514

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens
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1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
gene451
Posted September 24, 2016 - 7:44am

1965 18k accutron spaceview.
Any information at all appreciated.
Amount produced etc ?
Thanks

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2016 - 4:37am

What an fantastic watch. I've always been an admirer of the Spaceviews but am yet fortunate enough to own one.

Unfortunetly, at this time there isn't much more we can tell you about your watch. We don't have any records from Bulova that show manufacture numbers or distribution. I'm hoping one day we might be able to find such information, if it still exists.

Yout 18K gold version is a great example of the Bulova Spaceview. I'm still looking for the variant.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2016 - 7:45am

Hello gene451, welcome. Great looking Accutron Spaceview. In Accutron circles this is known as the "Bowtie" case design. Thanks for sharing it.

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Andersok
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Posted September 25, 2016 - 12:44pm

I am reluctant to call this a Spaceview just yet; we know these are often converted, and there are no ads that I can find to assist with knowing this 18k bowtie case was sold as a Spaceview. There is one 1965 ad showing the 18k bowtie case with a dial. Perhaps more information, such as a case number from the inside of the caseback could help in determining the Spaceview option.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 25, 2016 - 9:26pm

I agree, its hard to say for certain. I'm hoping that one day we'll be able to say for sure what is and isn't a true original Spaceview.

This one as presented has all the correct components to make it a Spaceview.

Matching the case model number to a list of production Spaceviews would be ideal.

Here's a great resource for helping tp determine what constitues a Spaceview.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accspace.htm

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accsvc.htm

Case model numbers printed on the inside back case cover.

Bulova Accutron Spaceveiw case model numbers

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 29, 2016 - 7:50am

Is is possible to get a photo of the inside back case?

http://www.accutron214.com/AccutronQ&A.htm

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Captain Crandall
Posted October 5, 2016 - 3:54am

This is the only Swiss made 18kt bowtie i've even seen....

 

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Captain Crandall
Posted October 5, 2016 - 5:00am

This watch also has clark aftermarket hands......