Bulova 1971 Accutron Astronaut "Mk II"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
Mk II
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
2185
Case Serial No.: 
3-266047
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II "H" from 1971

All stainless steel case housing the 2185 Accutron movement; wonderful dial with blue and orange accents; original band with the Accutron logo on the clasp; hard to find a scratch or mark on this so perhaps it was never worn or NOS.

Advert from 1970

 

Not For Sale
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1971 Bulova watch
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1971 Bulova watch
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jabs
Posted April 2, 2016 - 12:40pm

Panel Member

Accutron Astronaut Mark II "H" as new

JP
Posted April 2, 2016 - 3:16pm

Panel Member

Ditto

Geoff Baker
Posted April 3, 2016 - 7:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

This is a fabulous watch Ken, it is just plain fabulous. I can't imagine a nicer example. Does this one get to stay home or is he going off to market? How do the two crowns work, I assume one changes the time zone window forward or back?

Astronaut Mark II H

Andersok
Posted April 3, 2016 - 4:10pm

Panel Member

Thanks, this one stays home.

The lower crown is the usual time and calendar setting crown; the upper crown is used to set the hour - but it only moves the hour hand to the new time zone (fwd or back), not the hour in the window - that one maintains the hour of your home base:

Geoff Baker
Posted April 5, 2016 - 5:23am

Club 5000Panel Member

Thanks Ken. I always assumed the 'home base' window was the second time zone but this makes perfect sense to me. I like the idea of changing the hour without having to change the minutes/seconds.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 8, 2016 - 7:42pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Outstanding watch! I absolutely love the colour combination. Has now gone on my wish list.

Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II H.

It would be a crime not to give this one some wrist time.

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Accutronitis
Posted April 13, 2016 - 1:13pm

What  a FLAWLESS Bulova !