Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut

Submitted by ROGLEN on March 17, 2014 - 8:10pm
Mark I
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N0 137255
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35 MM Dia.
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My High School Graduation Present
Astronaut "Mark I (AKA Deep Sea 666 feet World Time Zone)

Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark I  World Time Zone
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
Posted March 17, 2014 - 8:25pm

Actually I think the correct name for this one is the Astronaut Mark I...a great Graduation present!

Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:15pm

Ditto Astronaut MK I

Geoff Baker
Posted March 18, 2014 - 5:58am

Great looking watch Bob. I think it is so amazing that you still have a graduation gift watch from 40 years ago, congrats on keeping it all these years. I imagine this beauty is pretty special to you.

What a surprise for me, I always though these were called World Time Zone watches. Great match on the ad Greg. I knew we had MK II & IV Astronauts, now we have.....

Accutron Astronaut Mark I


Posted March 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Thanks all 

I never knew what they were called, i only resently saw one on the intenet for sale and it was discribed as a world time zone.

any one know how the time zone dial works? After 40 years i never was able to figure it out and i dont remember the watch coming with instruction on how it worked

Posted March 18, 2014 - 8:05am

Just had another thought?

Why would they call it a Astronaut when it clearly labled Deep Sea 666 Feet?

What dose and Astronaut need a wacth thats made to go under water for?


Geoff Baker
Posted March 18, 2014 - 9:43pm

Bob - Ask Virgil "Gus" Grissom why an astronaut needs a 'deep sea' watch (Liberty Bell 7).  HA!

Who really knows WHAT Bulova was thinking, other than word like 'Astronaut' and "Deep Sea' sold watches. Your parents are proof.

To answer how the time ring works...I want to know what happens when you turn the top crown, does the city dial (the white one) turn or does the inner one (the black one) turn? My guess is that the black one turns.

Posted March 19, 2014 - 9:16am

Geoff the outer ring turns ( the white one )

Posted March 19, 2014 - 2:33pm

 I can tell you that many in the Accutron community call it a World Timer regardless of what Bulova called it. 

  You are fortunate to have it, I'm envious.

Posted March 19, 2014 - 4:35pm

In reply to by lylel396

Ty lyle i had it since i grauated form HS in 1974 and i always took care if it, having it service evey few years. But after 2006 i didnt put a new battrey in it because belive it or not the watch kept my wife up at night because she could hear it running. But when i finaly did put a battrey in it, it didnt run correctly anymore.