Bulova 1962 Accutron Astronaut

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1962
Movement Model: 
214HN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

1962 Accutron Astronaut 2 Gen

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1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
1962 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted August 31, 2017 - 7:43pm

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Bulova Accutron Astronaut, nice one

Astronaut M2
Posted September 2, 2017 - 2:06pm

Thanks, This has the "Simple Black Luminous" dial. It took over two years and some horse trading to get my hands on this one, It also features a long tube "fils" sweep second hand.

Sometime around 1963 bulova added "astronaut" & luminous "dots" between the hour markers to the dial, From everything I've been able to find it looks like 1963 was the last year for the "coffin link" bracelet on astronaut watches and in 1964 bulova seems to have switched to the "bullet link" bracelet on the astronaut watches.   

mybulova_admin
Posted September 2, 2017 - 1:02am

Club 5000Panel Member

Great looking watch overall. Wish I had one myself....it'd certainly get plenty of wrist time!

The bracelet certainly gives it that extra wow value.

Bulova Accutron Astronaut.

Astronaut M2
Posted September 2, 2017 - 6:05pm

I know there are much more beautiful Astronaut variants like these...

 

But the rareness of and the uncluttered look of the simple black luminous dial make up for some of that....

 

Astronaut M2
Posted September 2, 2017 - 6:09pm

I had the dial and hand set relumed at international dial and i'm more that happy with their work and it only cost me $35 + shipping !

leakya
Posted September 17, 2017 - 12:50pm

That's a really nice watch, I saw where you posted it on your site and at Watchfreeks too.

http://accutronfacts.freeforums.net/thread/161/factory-original-accutron-astronaut-variant

http://www.watchfreeks.com/73-accutron/236809-1962-accutron-astronaut-2nd-gen.html

Great to see you post it here too.