Accutron Lights Up Empire State Building Celebrating 60th Anniversary

In celebration of Accutron’s 60th Anniversary on Sunday October 25th, the brand will light up the same building in which they are headquartered, New York City’s iconic Empire State Building, in Accutron’s signature green hue. 

Accutron encourages their fans and followers to join the celebration and enter to win their very own copy of the brand’s official book ‘ACCUTRON: From the Space Age to the Digital Age’ and a special edition Accutron x Esterbrook roller ball pen. Follow @accutronwatch on Instagram to learn how to enter.

1959 Bulova Seabee 251W

Submitted by RachelAnne on October 18, 2020 - 4:03pm
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New member and hobbyist learning about servicing watches here. I have been playing with a half dozen scrap 11AFC movements and am ready to dig into a 1959 Seabee.

I am hoping someone can tell me the correct crystal for a 1959 Seabee? I have read that the diameter should be 28.2 to 28.3 mm but the one on the watch measures 28.45 mm with the rim of the case measuring 27.5 mm. It also has tons of cracks around the edges or I would reuse it. I have dug through half a dozen old GS catalogs but am coming up dry. (I know, lousy pun)

Accutron Astronaut questions

Submitted by lectin on October 12, 2020 - 12:56pm
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Hello everyone!

I am starting to search for my first Accutron Astronaut and I could use some opinions on what to look for.

1) Are certain dial colors rarer than others?

2) Are some bezels more desirable? (night/day vs. regular, silver vs. gold)

3) Does the bracelet matter? Is there a standard version that came with it or were there a large variety?

This information would help me better understand which models I should be ready to step up for pricewise. 



Swap movement, bridge or not?

Submitted by RSMT on October 11, 2020 - 3:04am
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Recently I bought a decent Bulova Senator with year Mark M0 on the case. The movement seems not original as it has N0 as year mark. Fortunately I have a few 11AF movements in stock (L9, M0 and M3) which leaves me with 3 options:

1) Bad luck. Leave the N0 in.

2) Replace only the N0 barrel bridge for a M0 bridge.

3) Replace the complete N0 movement for the M0 movement.

Appreciate your comments...

WWII A-11 Issue Box

Submitted by barkerka on October 9, 2020 - 3:10pm


Hello Group - 

I am looking for anyone that may have a better photo of the attached box sealing tape, in particular the logo seen on the left side of the bottom, (it appears to be a coat of arms with planes circling a globe ??).  These attached photos were downloaded from a search that popped up when looking for original packing and I am yet to find the original posting site.

In making a few boxes for my own collection, I have been able to source all other aspects except for the tape.   Any leads on what that logo may look like are greatly appreciated.