SOLD BULOVA ACCUTRON ASTRONAUT DUAL TIME Gents Vintage Tuning Fork Watch 1967

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This watch is a rare Bulova Accutron Astronaut dual time tuning fork wrist watch manufactured in 1967. It is in great original condition and houses the cal. 214 movement. What makes this watch rare and consequently highly collectable, is that compared with other Accutron models, including the Spaceview, the Astronaut was not produced in large numbers, so it is rarely seen. In addition the watch has a dual time function. It has two hour hands. The hand with a luminous tipped arrow can be adjusted to any time zone using the rotating bezel. I have included a link below to show how to set the dual time. In completely original condition, the cosmetic appearance of this watch is very good indeed. It runs well and keeps time. It also comes with its Bulova stainless steel "coffin" bracelet, (look at the links)highly collectable in its own right and often selling at in excess of £100. The watch is signed on the case, dial, bracelet and movement. Please note that replacement batteries are readily available for this watch.

If you are looking for an Astronaut you will be hard pressed to find a better example and it may be years before you come across another. It is only the fourth I have acquired during the twelve years I have been selling vintage watches so do not let this collectable timepiece pass you by.

Of all the 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 is one of their most collectable and highly sought after models. With many variants produced, the Accutron was ahead of its time in both design and technology. When the Accutron was first introduced in 1960, the electric watch had only been released to the retail market three years earlier (by Hamilton in 1957) and it was to be another ten years before the quartz watch would be introduced and quickly dominate the market.

Case: stainless steel in very good condition with the expected light marks from careful use over fifty years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of significance that I could see to draw to your attention. It measures approximately 41 mm from lug to lug and 38 mm across. The outside of the rear cover is marked " Bulova".

Dial: original factory finish, in very good condition, finished in black with luminous coloured batons marking the hours. The dial is signed "Bulova Accutron Astronaut". The hands and numerals show very attractive patina, having darkened evenly over the years.

Movement: cal. 214 Accutron Tuning Fork movement, running strongly and keeping time. If you hold it to your ear you can hear it humming. The ring on the back of the case is lifted and turned to set the time. To set the dual time, follow the instructions contained in this helpful link http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accset214rb.htm

Bracelet : stainless steel "coffin" bracelet, bearing the Bulova tuning fork emblem on the deployment clasp. The inside circumference is approximately 212 mm in circumference.

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