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Bulova 1970 Accutron Astronaut "Mark II A"

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Variant: 

Mark II A

Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

2185

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

G69285

Case shape: 

Cushion

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

-1970 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II 'A'

One of my favorite styles, this is an all stainless steel case with black dial and the 2185 movement. Case is SS and dated M9, case number 2991. Black dial with red accents. Movement is USA made 2185, N0 datecode, added a nice leather strap. Model is almost identical to the 'E' variant, one difference being the home indicator uses a red hand instead of the window above the 6.

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1970 Ad

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Bulova Watch advert
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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted October 29, 2018 - 8:18am

That is a real beauty. Ads and face say it all.

1970 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II "A"

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Kathy L.
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Posted October 29, 2018 - 10:04am

Wonderful find!  Great condition, congrats.

1970 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II "A"

jabs
Panel Member
Posted October 29, 2018 - 1:34pm

ouououou Ken found a gold mine :o)

1970 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II "A"

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 29, 2018 - 8:12pm

Very very nice. Would love to own one of these one day (when I win the lotto).

There is a small difference between your's and the one shown in the advert. The adverts has the date of 27, yours shows 19.....tentative Accutron Astronaunt Mark II "A" 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 29, 2018 - 8:12pm

Kidding......

:-)

All 1970 Accutron Astronaunt Mark II "A"

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Andersok
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Posted October 30, 2018 - 6:47am

Okay, good eye on that. There seems to be a few different consistent hand placements amongst the adverts, but I never noticed the date. Out of curiosity, I went back through some Accutron ads and the 19th is by far the most common, next common is the 15th; day wheels typically seem to be Saturday.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted October 29, 2018 - 8:42pm

1970 Accutron Astronaut Mk II 'A'

Fantastic example. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 30, 2018 - 4:59am

You did a nice job on this one Ken. I think this is my favorite of the Astronaut watches, the stainless with black is cool and the red accents really completes the package. I bet you'll wear this one for a while?

1970 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mk II A

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Andersok
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Posted October 30, 2018 - 6:52am

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments!