Bulova 1974 Accutron SpaceView

Submitted by asquinet on November 13, 2021 - 7:21am
200 01 30
Manufacture Year
1974
Case Serial No.
483406
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Hi, I bought this watch today. I have seen most of Bulova Spacewiev have M or N prefix, or 7-digits serial number. Mine has 483406, 6-digits only. I wish to know if is refurbished, franken or so on and which year could be. Thanks in advance, best regards from Italy! Claudio

This is the front pic. Maybe sweep seconds could be repainted?
the back. Write "BULOVA", STAINLESS STEEL", "PATENTED", "WATER RESISTANT" and serial number "483406"
as above
Bracelet with clasp logged BULOVA
write "1081" and "ALL STAINLESS STEEL"
neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 15, 2021 - 8:12am

Welcome to mybulova, that is a fine looking watch. Is there a 2 digit code on the back below the serial number? It will be either "M" or "N" followed by a number. That indicates the year of production and is necessary for identification/evaluation.

Here is a Swiss ad dated 1974 that appears to show your watch. Model number and caliber to the right of photo.

1974swiss accuad

Your watch appears to be real and mounted on the original band. In order to refine the identification further, we need to know date code.

Accutron Model 200 01 30

2141 movement

asquinet
Posted November 15, 2021 - 8:57am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Hi, thanks for your kind reply! As I wrote above, unfortunately there are no numbers, letters other than serial # 483406. A collector told me that the American Bulova do NOT have M for 1960 and N for 1970 (only the Swiss made Bulova would have the letter ...) I don't know if this is a legend!

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 15, 2021 - 9:11am

In reply to by asquinet

Methinks that is a legend :o) As far as I know, all US made Bulovas from 1950 forward bear a date code. Based on ad, my guess would be your watch is Swiss in origin.

It's possible (but not probable) that there may be a date code on the inside of the case back. Best guess without taking it apart would be to date it to the confirmed ad as

1974

Kathy L.
Posted November 16, 2021 - 10:17am

Bulova Accutron Model 200 01 30 looks like a match

JimDon5822
Posted November 16, 2021 - 2:37pm

Bulova Accutron Spaceview Model 200 01 30 looks to be a match.  Just need to confirm the date form the movement or case back.  

asquinet
Posted November 17, 2021 - 5:29am

Hi, thank you everybody for your help. Mystery solved: This morning I opened the back cover and I have seen N6 on movement! so was born in 1976!!! Remains the odd serial number: #483406, only six digits.

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SpaceviewM2
Posted November 23, 2021 - 5:27pm

In reply to by asquinet

What is the case number inside the caseback? Your pic isn't clear enough to identify it. 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted November 17, 2021 - 6:59am

OK!

1976 Accutron Model 200 01 30

 

Geoff Baker
Posted November 19, 2021 - 9:22pm

1976 Bulova Accutron Spaceview 200 01 30