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1967 Bulova Accutron

1967 Bulova Accutron

SKU:FWW1218

Regular price $995.00 USD
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Description

  • Brand and Country of Manufacture - Switzerland
  • Year - 1967
  • Serial - D82396
  • Model - N/A
  • Movement & caliber -  N/A
  • Case diameter - N/A
  • This item is Final Sale

A stainless steel Bulova Accutron. Although this is a fairly simple, and clean looking watch that is what makes it more interesting. This series of watches from Bulova tended to be quite detailed, or more of the period, 1960/70’s. Plain and simple steel versions like this are actually less common.

The silver dial has the distinctive applied Accutron logo located at the 12 o’clock position. The original hand set are also larger than normal and lume filled for ease of reading. There is also luminous material applied to each of the hour markers inside the printing of the minute track.

The watch is powered by the iconic Accutron tuning fork movement. A movement that was the world's first fully electronic watch when launched at the Basel watch fair in 1960. Inside is a 360-Herz tuning fork powered by a one-transistor electronic oscillator, and was the invention of the Bulova engineer Max Hertzel. The standard oscillating rate of a conventional mechanical balance wheel driven watch was approximately 200 times per-second. The new tuning fork mechanism allowed a rate of 360 times which guaranteed an accuracy to just one minute a month. There are two other very distinguishing features to the Accutron; No conventional winding stem with the setting functions located on the case back itself. Next is the sound that the watch makes as it oscillates at this high frequency. An almost humming noise which is very unique to the tuning fork.

The watch is in excellent original condition, and unpolished. The dial is also excellent with all of the original luminous material in tact, and matured into a lovely color. The watch is keeping great time, such is the beauty of these movements. If you are looking for a clean, reliable watch with a with an interesting movement to power it, this will be a great option.

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