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Bulova 1966 Accutron "Doctors"

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2.2575

Variant: 

Doctors

Manufacture Year: 

1966

Movement Model: 

tuning Fork

Movement Jewels: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

214

Case Serial No.: 

K66636

Case shape: 

Round

Crystal Details: 

plastic

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Bulova Accutron 214 M6 Doctor's Pulsation. The user instructions refer to the model as 'Doctor's Date Accutron'. The model had limited production in both the 214 and 218 calibers and is most usually designated simply as Doctor's Pulsation. As you might expect, the appeal would be mostly to medical personnel. The ability to quickly and accurately determine pulse rate is a very useful feature.

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JP
Posted September 18, 2013 - 2:50pm

Very beautiful watch and probably very rare. This is the first one I have seen.

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 19, 2013 - 5:17am

Cool watch. I guess we'd label this as just "Accutron" although that seems to not be enough of a name for this one. Accutronredux, I'm curious about your reference to it as 'Doctors Pulsation', what's the basis for that designation? I'm not an Accutron expert by any stretch of the imagination but I've never heard that before. Where does that come from?

mybulova_admin
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Posted September 19, 2013 - 6:55am

I agree a very unique dial. I'm trying to get my head around how the scale works. I just measured my pulse and over 20 seconds I hit 23 beats.

Sitting at my computer desk obvioulsy isn't hard work :-)

Accutronredux
Posted September 19, 2013 - 7:27am

plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:09am

Guy that is fantastic documentation.  If you could scan that and upload it to the database.  First I'm sure all of us have seen.  Very cool indeed.

I'm good with Accutron "Doctor's Date"

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 9:41am

Sounds complex, why not start the sweep Seconds at 12?

I'm also curious as to why the Watch is named a Doctors Date Accutron as there is no Date window?

'ACCUTRON'  "DOCTORS DATE"

according to the literature, but would almost certainly have a unique Model number.

 

Accutronredux
Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:42am

Did a little research and found the following. The caliber 218 Doctor's Pulsation did have a date window' so the instructions that were included with my M6 214 refers to a different model. Had not noticed the difference until the sharp eyecd panel member noted the odd description. :

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 19, 2013 - 1:06pm

Accutronredux,

Thanks for the clarification.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 21, 2013 - 4:57am

So then Accutron "Doctors" model?