Bulova 1969 Accutron

4/10 votes
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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 Accurton 214 (Spaceview by watch maker)
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Geoff Baker
Posted October 8, 2012 - 5:34am

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I guess by our current standard we would tag this as a 1969 Accutron 214. That is my vote.

What fascinates me is that David is still in possession of a gift from parents, marking his 21st birthday (forty two years ago) AND it's a Bulova. I am so jealous. I think this is a wonderful watch, for all the right reasons. I not sure I care what we call it, but I LOVE IT!!


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Posted October 8, 2012 - 6:56am


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Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:52am

Non- conforming as it has the incorrect dial, or the incorrect crystal of a Spaceview model.

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William Smith
Posted October 8, 2012 - 3:37pm

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If so many "Spaceview" are non-conforming, do we stray from our norm and call this a 1969 Accutron 214 Spaceview non-conforming?  ....or is that a can of worms...

Posted October 9, 2012 - 3:56am

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Generic Accutron 214.

I'd only call it a Spaceview if it had the correct style crystal or chapter ring, otherwise its just an Accutron with no dial.

Posted October 10, 2012 - 5:41pm

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I'd agree with that Admin.

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William Smith
Posted October 11, 2012 - 8:58am

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I'll go w/ Accutron 214.

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William Smith
Posted December 17, 2012 - 2:42pm

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This record remains a generic Accutron based on new DB format and "the vote" above.  While a Spaceview conversion, it looks like folks wanna leave entered as generic Accutron.  There will never be a model number for these conversions.  Folks had suggested a possible
Accutron Spaceview "non-conforming" but it didn't pass the muster.