Bulova 1966 Accutron

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on February 16, 2011 - 1:41pm
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1966 Accutron 214.

Circular Case measures 40mm lug to lug x 35mm wide while using Calipers, no Crown is visible.

Champagne Dial shows applied Gilt Arabic numerals and Accutron logo. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Dauphine with luminous accents to the Centers. Seconds track is applied Gilt circular markers with luminous accents on the Hours. An applied Gilt Tuning Fork logo appears at 12 O'Clock.

Caseback is Stainless Steel held in place by a retaining ring and houses a unique lever activated 'Back Set' Crown and Slotted Battery hatch.

1966 was a transition Year for the Accutron 214  from a 1st Generation  to a 2nd Generation movement design. Watch shows a First Generation Caseback.

There are only a total of 12 moving parts in an Accutron 214 movement.

*as found, needs Glass.

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Posted February 16, 2011 - 4:45pm

Ah.. you grabbed that eh?  Saw that one last night, nice snag!  I got one last week.  Need to take it in to get the back off... locked tight.

Posted January 3, 2013 - 8:55am

In reply to by plainsmen

Does anyone have a value for this particular (214 model) watch; I bought my father one in 1966 and still have it in its original box.  I haven't seen any models of this type for sale.  It has sat for a number of years, I took it to the jeweler yesterday, had the crystal and battery replaced, still runs good and keeps time.  Any info on this model would be appreciated.   Thanks, Steve


Posted January 3, 2013 - 12:52pm

In reply to by bobbee

Thanks for the reply, my watch is the same as the one pictured, back of the case is M6, I found this to be 1966 and the serial number K12756.  Is this model rare or just one of the basic Accutron watchs, I have not been able to find one on Ebay or any other watch web site other than this one that matches this type.  Any more information on this model??  Thanks, Steve

Posted February 20, 2011 - 6:45am

Battery compartment is as far as I 'll go on these Plains. lol

I have a lot of N.O.S. Accutron Glass in various sizes if You or anyone needs one.

Posted March 13, 2011 - 7:48am

The sound these things make as they first come to life is simply amazing - straight out of Star Wars.

Humming nicely.

 : )

Terry K.
Posted September 17, 2011 - 5:12pm

The Accutron is a favorite of mine as well.

My granddaughter loves the sound they give off.