Bulova Accutron Key Coin Flea Market Find and Question on its History

I was at the flea market on Sunday searching a big pile of junk jewelry and watches.  Found a bunch of watch bracelets including an original vintage Casio and Seiko plus several gold topped 40's-50's pieces in decent shape and a ladies Helbros with bracelet.    I also did find what I was later to learn is a Bulova Accutron Key Coin.   Got the whole lot for $6.   Coincidentally I was wearing my 1964 Spaceview.  How appropriate.  The picture is not mine but mine is just like this.  I know they were included in the boxes on early watches but was wondering if there is any definitive dates when they were included and what models etc.  I did a search on MyBulova but did not see anything come up on these.    The few on Ebay say rare but my question is are they really?   Thank you. 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted March 20, 2018 - 9:45pm

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I don't think so, I think they came with all 214 Accutrons to allow the opening of the battery cap on the back of the watch.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 20, 2018 - 11:42pm

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Everything is rare on eBay......

The coins did come with Accutron watches, but I can't say for sure when and for how long this was done, maybe it was always done. I've seen a lot of these, but in a pinch I always used to use a nickel.