This 1966 Accutron was my Grandfather's watch, my Dad inherited it in the 80s and I inherited it last year. I was relieved when I opened the battery case and saw that the battery had been removed for storage during all those years. I am not sure how much use the watch received in its day, my Dad was not a watch wearer, so it had been stored without use since the 80s. There are some scratches on the crystal, but nothing major, one has to look hard to notice.
I did some research on the battery replacement, read good reviews on the accucells and placed an order. After installing the new accucell in the battery chamber, I was a bit nervous to hear the humming but no movement. I gave the watch a few taps, as was recommended and hooray, the second hand started moving. The 1st accucell lasted a little under a year, which I read was typical. I am on my second battery and it's keeping great time (keeping up with iPhone clock).
I've done a little research on getting it serviced, but am not confident anyone in my area knows their way around an accutron. It's working fine now, but does anyone here recommend I do get it looked at? I do have a concern, if I take it in to get it serviced, I will receive a watch back not keeping as good of time as it does now.
I do not know anything about the actual model type...I know it is an accutron 214 and I've seen a couple of comparable dials. The back says it's 10 K.T. gold filled bezel, stainless steal case. Is this a typical model? It does not seem to be anything fancy, just a typical model popular at the time, but if anyone could shed some more detail on the particulars of this model, I would appreciate it.