Bulova 1964 Accutron Astronaut

Submitted by Astronaut M2 on May 29, 2018 - 11:55pm
Manufacture Year
1964
Movement Model
214HN
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
A96229
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
31.0mm
Additional Information

1964 Astronaut 14K Solid Gold Bezel & Case...

1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
1964 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 30, 2018 - 9:43pm

Appears to be a 1964 Astronaut; however I 

Can't seem to find a variant. Subject watch has a face like this model

But the case, lug attachment and band of this model (Astronaut C) in 14K with gold plated band  instead of advertised 18K with solid gold band.

Unknown variant or possible marriage?

Panel?

Astronaut M2
Posted May 31, 2018 - 8:02pm

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

It's neither one of those Astronauts because it doesn't use those lugs, This uses a "Covered" lug that's a bit easier to see in these pictures of a gold filled version of the same case...

 

 According to this Astronaut Variant Guide, it should be a 14kt "Solid Enhanced" with a gold filled JB Champion "straight side" bullet link bracelet...

  

Kathy L.
Posted May 31, 2018 - 12:42pm

I just saw one on ebay with the same dial and strap except the dial is white.  I am thinking based on that possible other variant.  She is listing it as a 214 but not sure where she got that info.

Astronaut M2
Posted May 31, 2018 - 8:07pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

There are two different version of this watch, They both have 14kt solid gold rotating bezels, Where they differ is the case with one being "gold filled" or in the case of this watch 14kt "solid gold" as notated on the rear covers of both watches, Plus there is one more way they differ with the "gold filled" rear cover using stainless steel for the battery hatch, settings handle, and lock ring, While the "solid gold" rear cover uses 14kt solid gold for the battery hatch, settings handle, and lock ring... 

Oh and it is a 214HN, The 214HN is the movement Calibre that was only used in the Accutron Astronaut watchs from 1960 to 1977... 

Kathy L.
Posted May 31, 2018 - 9:05pm

In reply to by Astronaut M2

Thanks for explaining the details.  I really haven't looked at the Accutron Astronaut watches.  Really nice watch.

Astronaut M2
Posted June 1, 2018 - 10:34pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

[quote=Kathy L.]

Thanks for explaining the details.  I really haven't looked at the Accutron Astronaut watches.  Really nice watch.

[/quote]Accutron caliber 214 watches from 1960 to 1977 is my one and only focus, I can appreciate other brands and models but I'm not really interested in any of that... 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 2, 2018 - 2:06am

An amazing watch. Bulova Accutron Astronaut.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 2, 2018 - 6:16am

Agreed - Astronaut