Bulova 1970 Accutron

Submitted by PA_Watch_Hunter on November 14, 2012 - 12:00pm
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Bulova Accutron 214. Textured blue dial with white hands. Runs great.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:04pm

Cant find any other accutron that has this same dial. Just wondering what people think of it. Thanks

Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:24pm

definately a 'Series 214' Accutron.

model # ?

Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:39pm

214 Accutron for my vote.

Posted November 14, 2012 - 2:59pm

December 1971 ad.

Accutron series 214 model # 247.

William Smith
Posted November 14, 2012 - 9:17pm

1970 Accutron 214 #247 works for me.  Year of ad and subject watch fit nicely too.  Subject watch must be yellow gold color, as even the stainless steel back appears slightly pink.

Posted November 14, 2012 - 9:34pm

Bulova did some textured dial Accutrons. What makes this one even more unusual is the tuning fork logo second hand - not common, and the placement of the tuning fork symbol and name "Accutron" on the dial. None of the features unknown but all together kind of unusual. Nice watch!

Geoff Baker
Posted November 15, 2012 - 5:18am

214 - 247 works for me - Thanks oliver - I might not have noticed the sweep hand with the fork symbol, very cool

Posted November 17, 2012 - 11:45am

Thanks a lot for all the info!! I thought this was a unique watch because I couldn't find another one like it on the Internet. The watch is available for sale so if you know anyone that is interested have them message me. Thanks!

William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 6:35pm

two ticks from me.   I thought we had a recent newspaper ad stating blue dial color for this or a very similar Accutron.

Posted May 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

Glad I found this post. I have this same watch with an M3 date stamp.  I found it in my dad's storage unit when we were cleaning it out.  He used to wear watches until the battery died or the band broke.  It is in really good shap except for a dead battery and a missing band.

Interesting that the ad says that it used to sell for $110 back in 1970.  That suggests that this was a gift (no way my dad would have spent $100 for a watch!).  

Any idea what this might be worth today? I plan on wearing it as my everyday watch but maybe I should reconsider.

Date Stamp: M3

Serial: H26749

Condition: New leather band, notice a small scratch or crack in crystal at 7:00 (only noticed under magnifying glass), new battery, keeps perfect time.