Bulova 1977 Accutron

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Bulova Accutron 214 movement, Black dial that says "BULOVA ACCUTRON" below the 12 o'clock mark, just above the 6 o'clock mark it has the tuning fork logo in a box, just below the 6 o'clock mark it says "T SWISS MADE T" on the dial, It has no serial number on the back just the date code N7. 


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Accutronitis Swiss N7 TT 1 09 13 2014
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bobbee's picture
Posted August 30, 2014 - 6:40am

This is the only match for the case/hands, the "417".

New dial on subject, not a match.




We also have OT's example here:


Posted August 30, 2014 - 7:08am

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Agree with Non-conforming as the dial certainly looks to be incorrect. Never seen the Accutron symbol presented in a box on a dial before. But there's always s first.

Posted August 30, 2014 - 7:18am

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Agree with Non-conforming

Posted August 31, 2014 - 4:14am

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Question to the panel, should a dodgy dial replacement effect the model ID where we would normally give it a generic name. In this case I think a generic 'Accutron' ID serves the purpose better than Non-Conforming.

We have highlight the issue with the dial.

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William Smith
Posted August 31, 2014 - 1:29pm

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Watches ID'ed in the generic Accutron catagory can be given a Bulova model name if/when an ad or other info surfaces.  
Will the subject watch ever be ID'ed by an official Bulova model name?  

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 6:16am

Accutron "417".
An incorrect dial and/or hands makes no difference to the watch's ID.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 31, 2014 - 6:24am

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Bob, I might draw a line on giving it the 'official' 417 designation without the correct configuration. I agree with Stephen that a generic 'Accutron' is appropriate in this example.

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 6:30am

That is inconsistent with past IDs, we have done it before with a LE recently.
Same thing.

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William Smith
Posted September 7, 2014 - 4:33am

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As I've said before, if we stray from convention on a series like LE's, and perhaps could be "wrong" in doing so, doesn't necessarily mean we should propagate that exception to convention (or possible error) to other model ID's...  

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 12:19pm

here is the inside back cover if it helps, strange upside down 2