Bulova 1965 Accutron Astronaut

Submitted by davep on September 7, 2020 - 11:00am
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Accutron Astronaut Enhanced Type 2 variant ?. 14k gold bezel moves smoothly. Accutron snakeskin band with G F buckle (original?)

Bulova 1965
Bulova 1965
Bulova 1965
Posted September 7, 2020 - 2:48pm

As close as I can come is this one, from 1966 LinebookBAWDO163. Casing w/gold bezel ring and face style a match, but face is a different color.



This may be an undocumented variant, or it may be a marriage of an "H" case and face/movement from a stainless Astronaut "E" as seen below.


It's definitely all Astronaut, but at this point that's all I can commit to.

1965 Astronaut



Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2020 - 4:54pm

In reply to by davep

Dave - we limit the ID we assign to each and every watch to what can be found in Old Bulova Adverts (we have and extensive data base) as well as a series of catalogs (called Line Books) we recently received from Bulova Corp in New York City. Presently we have not been able to share them on myBulova because of the enormity of the information. What we can do when we find a watch match in the Line Book is snip a photo of the watch and description and place it in the forum comments, here are a couple examples. In some case we intuitively know the ID name because, like this particular watch, it is a well known model. What we can't be sure of, short of the advert or Line Book reference is whether or not there is a further distinction or variant. I expect we will ID this watch as a Bulova Accutron Astronaut because it obviously is exactly that. What we don't know at this time is if there is a further identification we can assign to it.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2020 - 4:55pm

At this time I propose this to be a Bulova Accutron Astronaut (no variant)

Posted September 8, 2020 - 6:07pm

Got it !  fine by me . (sorry I have hit you folks  with so many watches all at once , bit of a lockdown looney moment,  no more left now, at  least at the moment )

Posted September 9, 2020 - 9:52pm

One of my favorites.   1965 Bulova Accutron Astronaut (unknown variant)

Astronaut M2
Posted September 10, 2020 - 4:16pm

Well, unfortunately, this is a USA Astronaut with a Swiss rear cover for a stainless steel Swiss watch?

Posted September 12, 2020 - 5:33pm

Yes  probably, it's a shame I know , but thanks for pointing it out.

Posted September 14, 2020 - 5:39pm

Aside from having the incorrect caseback as was mentioned earlier, that Astro is an Astronaut "J". The Astro "K" would be identical except it has the Black Dial. The original post watch is a bit worn out but it was once a goldish dial. 

Astro "J"


My M7 Gold Dial Astro "J" Style 24038-27

Astronaut "J"