BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW Gents Vintage Tuning Fork Watch 1963

A fabulous Bulova Accutron Spaceview stainless steel watch manufactured in 1963. It is in great overall condition, runs strongly and keeps time. The watch presents beautifully on the wrist and is ready to wear and enjoy. Please note that batteries are readily available.

Of all the wrist watches manufactured by Bulova and they produced hundreds of different models over a span of more than half a century, the Accutron Tuning Fork electric watch, first introduced for sale in 1959, is one of its most iconic and highly sought after models. The Accutron was ahead of its time in both design and technology. The electric watch had only been released to the retail market a couple of years earlier in 1957 (by Hamilton). With many Accutron variants produced, the futuristic Spaceview model is probably the most collectible of all Accutron watches. However it was introduced to the market by pure accident. In 1959, Bulova provided their dealers with watches with the dials removed, a bespoke a printed crystal and white hands to display the tuning fork mechanism and the green coloured circuitry inside the watch. These converted watches were purely display products, to show the new innovative technology. To convey a sense of excitement about these new watches, Bulova linked the new technology to the US space programme, hence the name "Spaceview. The advertising worked, but not as intended by Bulova. People loved the Spaceview display model and wanted to buy them. So dealers sold their display models and they flew off the shelves. As a result Bulova added the Spaceview to its range of Accutron models a year later in 1960. Today Spaceviews remain the most sought after of all the Accutron range.

Case: stainless steel, in very good condition with the expected light marks from use but absolutely no signs of abuse or any blemishes of significance that I could see to point out to you. The case measures approximately 39 mm from lug to lug and 35 mm across. The serial number "M3" on the back of the case denotes the year of manufacture, 1963.

Watch Face: see through skeletonised style with the correct, signed Accutron crystal which is clean and clear.

Movement: cal. 214 Accutron Tuning Fork movement, running strongly and keeping time. If you hold it to your ear you can hear it humming.

Strap: new generic black lizard grain strap which fitted to the watch measures approximately approximately 213 mm from buckle tip to last hole.

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