Bulova 1965 Accutron

Submitted by DeluxeRaccoon on March 13, 2019 - 4:27pm
Manufacture Year
1965
Movement Model
214
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
1-328024
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I've had this watch for nearly 2 years now. It was an 18th birthday present from my family and was my first Accutron. For the last year and a half however, it wasn't running. I got a quote of $400 dollars to fix it from one jeweler and they wouldn't tell me what was wrong with it. Another jeweler informed me that it was the index wheel but they couldn't find one. So I found myself a NOS index wheel on eBay and took it to the jeweler I use now and it is finally back in running order $200 later. This watch is one I most definitely only use for special occasions. It is in beautiful shape apart from the back of the case where there are some scratches.

The case and movement are both dated 1965 (M5). I don't know exactly what the specs are on the gold plating as I can't seem to find anything on the watch itself. I'm unsure if there's any specific variant, but I did see a very similar looking 1965 Accutron on the database, but that one is 18k solid gold and has slightly different markers. The dial has the tuning fork logo as the 12 O'Clock marker and is also marked "Bulova Accutron". The watch came with an unbranded band when I received it and was too small for me, so I replaced it with a long Hadley-Roma calfskin alligator grain band.

Any information on my watch is much appreciated!

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1965 Bulova Accutron Watch
[field_year-1965] Bulova Accutron Watch Caseback
[field_year-1965] Bulova Accutron Watch
[field_year-1965] Bulova Accutron 214 Movement
[field_year-1965] Bulova Accutron Watch Inner Caseback
Kathy L.
Posted March 16, 2019 - 12:08pm

What a wonderful gift for your 18th birthday.  Something you can pass down one day.  I looked and did not find a match.  Some Accutron models were stainless with a 14K ring bezel.  That might be what you have but I didn't find one with your dial.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 18, 2019 - 6:56pm

I find no matcing advert, but it's certainly a

1965 Bulova Accutron

Nice watch!

Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2019 - 6:22am

1965 Bulova Accutron

jabs
Posted March 20, 2019 - 6:35am

1965 Bulova Accutron

Kathy L.
Posted March 20, 2019 - 10:56am

1965 Bulova Accutron

DeluxeRaccoon
Posted May 22, 2019 - 12:12am

I did some research on different types of gold usage on watches and this looks to be gold capped rather than filled or plated. You can see the stainless steel base of the case and around the lugs with a quite thick layer of gold over it. It appears to be gold capped to me.