Bulova 1967 Accutron

Submitted by emstevens6 on November 28, 2021 - 12:37pm
412
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
-
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Case Serial No.
C44717
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal details
-
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This was given to my father in 1967 and seems to be in very nice shape. I don't know much about it or how it works and was intimidated to open the case.  I would like to get it ticking again and learn what model Accutron it is. Thank you in advance.

 

Accutron 1967  11.2021
Accutron 1967  11.2021
Accutron 1967  11.2021
Accutron 1967  11.2021
Accutron 1967  11.2021
Accutron 1967  11.2021
Geoff Baker
Posted November 29, 2021 - 9:14pm

Welcome to myBulova, I'm rather partial to heirloom watches, congratulations on an amazing keepsake from your father.

The BAD news is that you watch will never tick, The GOOD news is that Accutron watches DON'T tick, they hum. Your watch is powered by a battery and was state of the art when it was new. There are several watchmakers out there who are capable of working on your watch but they are highly specialized and not so inexpensive. Do not trust this watch to anyone who is not a genuine  Accutron specialist. Depending on where you live we might be able to recommend someone.

I think your watch is an 1967 Accutron Model 412 like this one, thanks for sharing it.

emstevens6
Posted November 29, 2021 - 10:10pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Hi Geoff!

Thank you for the information, and the example- cool to see the inside of the watch.

I live in Geneva, NY. We only have one local jewelery shop and I'm pretty sure they won't specialist in Accutron.

Should I start off by getting a proper battery? (And what is that!?)

The watch probably should be professionally cleaned as well.

If you know anyone near the 14456 zip code that would be super.

I've had a good time looking at all the nice timepieces one here.

Elizabeth

Geoff Baker
Posted November 30, 2021 - 9:16pm

In reply to by emstevens6

Hi Elizabeth. I just sent you a message through the site mail system. If you don't see it in your email account double check to make sure it didn't get stuck in your spam folder. -geoff

JEV1A
Posted December 2, 2021 - 5:08pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Love your reply!  Remember I'm the cheapest and fairest 214 and 218 Accutron for service and restoration. 

John V / Time & Again 

Kathy L.
Posted November 30, 2021 - 11:03am

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your father's watch with us.  Heirloom watches are the best and yours is very nice!  It is well worth getting your father's watch serviced (cleaned and new battery).  Then you can enjoy it and keep it in good shape to pass down again someday.  

1967 Bulova Accutron Model 412

emstevens6
Posted November 30, 2021 - 11:29am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thanks, Kathy!

Just need to find a good service person out here in the 14456 ;)

It is a nice looking watch!

Elizabeth

emstevens6
Posted November 30, 2021 - 11:29am

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thanks, Kathy!

Just need to find a good service person out here in the 14456 ;)

It is a nice looking watch!

Elizabeth