Bulova 1967 Accutron Astronaut

Submitted by timekeeper on August 12, 2012 - 5:43pm
Manufacture Year
1967
Movement Model
216
Movement Jewels
Unknown
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
C51661
Case shape
Round
Additional Information

I'm not sure about the year of this watch. The case is dated1965, and the movement is dated 1967. When a watchmaker friend of mine died, I bought some of his parts from his widow. Included in the lot was 2 boxs of odds and ends and junk. In one box was this empty case, and in a small can was the movement with some missing parts, such as hands and hour wheel. The band was in the 2nd junk box along with some other bands and case parts from other watches. Recently I had an  Accutron watchmaker put it together and service it. It could be that these parts came from more than one watch. Which doesn't matter to me personally, because it is such a good looking watch, and run s so very well.

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Geoff Baker
Posted August 13, 2012 - 5:34am

That's an easy one, Astronaut, in either year.

William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:08am

Latter mvnt date I guess.  The movement is the 214? 
1967 Astronaut from me.

timekeeper
Posted August 13, 2012 - 9:34pm

The movement is 214, with the necessary changes for adding the 24 hour hand and wheel. Did this movement have a different caliber number?

oliverb
Posted August 13, 2012 - 10:11pm

With a hack spring from the factory, it would be a 214H. Of course, a hack spring can be added to any 214 movement. Nice bullet link band! Most likely a substituted movement as the dates for these wouldn't be 2 yrs. apart. Nice job!

JP
Posted August 14, 2012 - 1:12am

Astronaut from me.

Astronaut M2
Posted April 8, 2019 - 9:36pm

The movement caliber number for the Accutron Astronaut is 214HN...