Bulova 1962 Accutron Astronaut

Submitted by Astronaut M2 on October 14, 2018 - 10:26pm
Manufacture Year
1962
Movement Model
214HN
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
With held
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
31.0MM
Additional Information

1962 Accutron Astronaut "Mid Year" Stainless Steel

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Kathy L.
Posted October 15, 2018 - 2:25am

A very striking watch, I love the black dial!  Wonderful with the original band and box.

1962 Accutron Astronaut

 

Astronaut M2
Posted October 15, 2018 - 12:42pm

The lume is showing it's age but other than that it's the cleanest M2 Astronaut I've ever seen! 

It's my new fav tied with my NOS M5 Swiss solid gold 214H for the top spot!

Geoff Baker
Posted October 16, 2018 - 6:09am

1962 Bulova Accutron Astronaut

Astronaut M2
Posted May 17, 2019 - 3:35am

This watch keeps time amazingly well for it's age, In 6 months it's only off by 10 seconds!

That's only about .055 seconds a day which is well within Bulova's guarntee of + or - 2 seconds a day back in 1962!

Astronaut M2
Posted November 23, 2019 - 8:15am

Not too long ago I sold this watch to a buyer in New York who is now a good friend of mine, On receiving the watch he made a video demonstrating one of the best tests that can be done to verify the authenticity on many watches that date back before 1968, The Geiger counter test!

I had never thought of this test and I had no idea he was going to preform this test on the watch I had sold him but I had no doubt that the watch was a Genuine Bulova Factory 1962 Accutron Astronaut so my integrity was never in danger.

He started making the video unsure if it would pass the test and if it failed the video would have been used as evidence BUT of course it passed and a very happy buyer shared the video with me.

I'm a little bit surprised just how hot (radioactive) the dial and hands still were after 60 years but it turns out that even though the paint doesn't glow like it once did this is not because of radioactive decay but rather its primarily due to the breakdown of the crystal structure of zinc sulfide used in the radium paint that was used on the dials and hands pre 1968...

Here is the video of my former watch being tested...

https://youtu.be/QXSMky2y-js