Bulova 1977 Accutron

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
214H
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
None Found
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Clear
Additional Information: 

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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JP
Posted August 29, 2014 - 4:35pm

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WOW What a beauty.

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bobbee
Posted August 29, 2014 - 7:14pm

Nice watch, but is non-original dial.

Dial has been refinished. Maybe a change of hour and minute hands too.

"Accutron 214"

 

The reason I think it is non-original is the "T swiss T" on the dial.

That means it should be tritium illuminated on hands and dial, and it has neither.

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Accutronitis
Posted September 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

bobbee wrote:

Nice watch, but is non-original dial.

Dial has been refinished. Maybe a change of hour and minute hands too.

"Accutron 214"

 

The reason I think it is non-original is the "T swiss T" on the dial.

That means it should be tritium illuminated on hands and dial, and it has neither.

The dial hasn't been refinisted because i just found two more just like it.

This one is at mybob.net in his list of factory dials !

This one is in pretty bad shape.....

 

 

 

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bobbee
Posted September 3, 2014 - 4:42pm

Good find, but still incorrect.

The "T" either side of the "Swiss Made" means tritium dial (numbers/markers) and hands.

Strange that the watch ( or those dials!) has neither.

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Accutronitis
Posted September 3, 2014 - 5:24pm

I know it's incorrect for the watch, i'm only talking about the dial apart from the watch, i'm just saying the dial it's self is factory original and hasn't been refinished, the one at mybob.net is identical to my dial, i understand what the two "T" stand for but i took my watch apart and inspected the dial very closely and i have to say i would wager $1,000.00 that just the dial it's self left the factory exactly as is unaltered and with the two "T" on it, why the two "T" are on it i have no idea but who ever said the way Bulova did some things always makes complete sense.....

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Accutronitis
Posted September 3, 2014 - 6:47pm

It's a very unusual dial in that it is flat and does not get sandwiched between the movement and the case but instead it is in fact small enough to go by the lip that stops the movement from going any further into the case, i have found three dials the same as this one and only one of them is missing the fork logo in the box but they all have the "T" on the dials, very unusual and the only one of this type i have ever seen like this.  

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Accutronitis
Posted August 29, 2014 - 9:37pm

Yes but the "T SWISS MADE T" is printed on the dial it's self, how can you change the dial with out losing the "T SWISS MADE T" ? 

I knew about the tritium and i was thinking that something about the dial was off......

Geoff Baker
Posted August 30, 2014 - 5:48am

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I would say that the entire dial was replaced. I don't know exactly when Bulova switched from radium to tritium but believe it was after 1967. At this point, I'm leaning toward Non-Conforming. I like the watch, it presents very nicely.

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bobbee
Posted August 30, 2014 - 6:10am

...Or refinished incorrectly.

It's amazing what some of these dial refinishing companies try to fob folks off with today...

 

 

I will have another look for a match, it might help with the original format of this model.

 

And an ID, of course.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 30, 2014 - 7:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

 

Shoddy workmanship.... They forgot to put the minute hand back on!!

:-)