Bulova 1963 Accutron

Submitted by Astronaut M2 on September 6, 2017 - 8:40pm
Manufacture Year
1963
Movement Model
214H
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
1-135925
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
33.7mm
Additional Information

1963 British H.S. Broad Arrow Military

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1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
1963 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 7, 2017 - 7:56pm

1963 Accutron

jabs
Posted September 8, 2017 - 1:59am

+1

mybulova_admin
Posted September 8, 2017 - 5:24am

So what does the HS stand for.

leakya
Posted September 8, 2017 - 8:01am

It is the mark of the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Service.

leakya
Posted September 10, 2017 - 1:47am

Yes it's a rare naval issue Accutron, the acid etched (rather than engraved or stamped) markings with the HS and the military arrow or pheon are used by the RN in their surveying of oceanic and other water features. These are for navigational charting mainly, but include all marine activities.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 10, 2017 - 2:07am

I notice a lot of reference watches had a number after the arrow, but look to be earlier watches.

British Navy watch HS markings.

leakya
Posted September 10, 2017 - 2:21am

There are less than a dozen known examples of the Accutron HS, all from 1963. They are thought to be a small consignment of trial watches that eventually was not taken up by the Admiralty.

Nothing definite is known about them, all is speculation by military specialist collectors.

Reverend Rob
Posted May 28, 2018 - 10:32pm

Very interesting indeed.