Bulova 1969 Accutron SpaceView

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.208
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
2181
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
H11709
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Original owner.  "14k gold filled case"   on back.  Inside back case has  6-9  and 2662 in a rectangle.

I can see 3 ruby jewels.     H11709  M9 on back also. cheap replacement band.  Not running, 

Is this model rarer than some others?  

 

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Astronaut M2
Posted July 10, 2018 - 10:03pm

Very nice Bulova Accutron Calibre 218 Spaceview, It looks all original as well ! The 218 Spaceview was almost solely produced for promotional purposes and few were released to the general public.

zocko
Posted July 13, 2018 - 11:40am

so this would be worth restoring?  Did it have a leather band when produced?

  Also can you recommend a repair shop.   

mybulova_admin
Posted July 14, 2018 - 1:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

Would this still be classified as a SpaceView, or just a 'skeleton' style Accutron?

Didn't Spaceviews all have a 214 movement?

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Astronaut M2
Posted July 14, 2018 - 2:42am

I believe Bulova called it a Spaceview but I'm not certain, 218's are not my strong suit...  

Geoff Baker
Posted July 14, 2018 - 9:49am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi zocko, welcome to myBulova. I'm curious if you're the original owner when and where you got this one. I can't recall seeing an Accutron in this configuration. I like it.

zocko
Posted July 14, 2018 - 12:45pm

Yes I'm the original owner.  I don't remember the occasion of when I bought this but I was living in a western suburb of Chicago those years and wasn't traveling.  I remember being impressed with the date feature. I think I replaced the battery once then when it ran out I stuck it in a drawer and didn't look at it for 40 plus years till the new Accutrons came on the market. Then I went looking for it.   I also replaced the band with a Speidel  so I must have worn it for some time. 

I'm considering having it restored if it's not too crazy. Can you recommend someone?

I also inherited an Omega Electronic from 1976.  

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Astronaut M2
Posted July 14, 2018 - 12:29pm

The one thing I do know about this watch is it's a real thing, Bulova did make a 218 spaceview, Just not very many of them and the ones they did make sold poorly...

I can't remember where but I believe someone had a Bulova ad for the 218 spaceview, Unfortunately, I don't archive Accutron 218 info so I don't have it... 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 21, 2018 - 8:15am

Club 5000Panel Member

I guess I don't really see a match. I would be tentative naming it a Spaceview.

Panel?

jabs
Posted July 21, 2018 - 8:30am

Panel Member

Agree with Spaceview ID

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 21, 2018 - 10:08am

Panel Member

I'd agree with tentative Spaceview.