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Bulova 1974 Accutron SpaceView

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Manufacture Year: 

1974

Movement Model: 

214

Movement Serial No.: 

2-97L223

Case Serial No.: 

J076L6

Case shape: 

Round

Additional Information

I picked this up at a junk shop for $5. So I'm thinking with the date code of N4 that this is a 1974. My concern is do you think this is authentic. I'm curious as to the Red Second Hand. I know some of these were made after the railroad additions in the early 70's. Can anyone verify what I have here? Thanks!

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JP
Posted April 17, 2015 - 5:27pm

The case back lists as an Accutron 214. The watch appears to be an Accutron Space View. The movement is definitely a Bulova 214 movement.

bsshog40
Posted April 17, 2015 - 6:59pm

Btw, I found the date code " N4 " on the top of the movement and also under the serial number of the case back. 

jabs
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 3:45am

In according comparing Spaceview version will be Factory Spaceview with Reflector (Pic.1)

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William Smith
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 12:46pm

Great link.  Caveat Emptor on possibility of painted hands, and the link to the case numbers table is useful.

Spaceview1
Posted October 20, 2016 - 7:36pm

I couldn't believe all I had to do was google it, and the table came right up.  Now i can tell when any Bulova watch was made.  My Spaceview is from 1961, and my Accutron York was made in 2005, I think.  I can't find the serial number, but I will.  Have  great day!

Spaceview1
Posted October 20, 2016 - 7:36pm

I couldn't believe all I had to do was google it, and the table came right up.  Now i can tell when any Bulova watch was made.  My Spaceview is from 1961, and my Accutron York was made in 2005, I think.  I can't find the serial number, but I will.  Have  great day!

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 5:15am

 

Has the Spaceview reflector but looks to be missing the original crystal which has the Accutron branding.

I still think it's a 1974 Bulova  Accutron Spaceview.

 

Geoff Baker
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 6:02am

Cool watch hog, especially for a fiver. Accutron Spaceview is most likely what we're going to classify it. As you may know, thousands of Accutron were converted to Spaceview over the years. Some were done right at the point of original sale and others after the fact. The link that jabs inserted above is a page that can help determine if it's original or conversion, including the factory list of original Spaceview case numbers (yes, yours IS on the list). At the end of the day I'm not sure you can ever be positive. Either way.....it's $5 right? Great snag!

Spaceview.

bsshog40
Posted April 18, 2015 - 12:13pm

Awesome guys! Thanks a bunch! It's too bad it's not working. No hum! Gonna just put it up though! Thanks again for the verification!

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William Smith
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 12:43pm

I'd say Space View for this beauty.  Probably worth getting serviced so it does hum.....