I recently purchased this 1965 Bulova Accurist M5 10cl. 10ktRldGld and matching buckle with original leather strap. The dial and glass are asymmetrically placed yet the hands in a centered position. Thus because of this off-centering this lead room in design for each of the individual indices to be different from each other. Even though only the 3, 9, 12 are marked, all of the other indices are very discernible as well because no 2 indices are alike on this dial. For example the indices in the top left are shorter and do not use the same placement on the dial to attain the same angle as the opposite side which use much longer indices and a different placement for lining up. Every single indices is recognizable from the other, I find this truly artistic and it definitely strikes a place in my heart. The outer bezel which is only on 2 sides of the watch is finely engraved with x etching. The dial pattern is linen and reminds me of mid-century America a lot. The crown is signed. It take about 30 winds of the crown to fully wind the watch and it has a power reserve of about 38 hrs +/-2. The 10kt gold filling is hardly scratched and is very shiny in excellent condition. The leather strap has the original bulova buckle, feels old and dry has a great overall patina. The movement itself has great sound albeit a bit loud but that still suits my taste. The accuracy has been pretty good it runs better on my wrist then not. Only about +|-5 second for a whole day of active wear. When I take it off however it like to run +/-15 seconds through the night. I do know how to work with the different positions regulation and have figured out what positions speed and slow it down for tuning purposes but it never loses more than 30 seconds and this can be corrected by placing it in the according position. The watch was just serviced June of 2021 with a full oil bath and has a nice service history for 56 years. Nice quality watch it’s definitely a keeper.
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