BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW  214 TUNING FORK WATCH FROM 1967
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BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW 214 TUNING FORK WATCH FROM 1967

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BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW  214 TUNING FORK WATCH FROM 1967

This is a very unusual BULOVA ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW Vintage Tuning Fork Watch, which is one of Bulova's most sought after models. It dates to 1967.

This particular version of the Spaceview has yellow hands and markings on the crystal and is rarer than the equivalent white version. The face is transparent so the internal workings are a joy to see!  

Case: Stainless steel, in very good condition with light scuffs on the face, (only visible on magnification), commensurate with age and use. There are no scratches on the rear which is shows careful ownership and correct repair and battery maintenance..

It measures approximately 34 mm from lug to lug and 40 mm across.

The outside of the rear cover is marked

  • K27906 and "M7" which signifies the year of manufacture (1967). 
  • Bulova, Patented, Waterproof, Stainless Steel

Due to the age of this watch, we cannot guarantee that it is still waterproof.


Watch Face: skeletonised style with an Accutron crystal which is clean and clear. The tuning fork symbol, Accutron logo, and crystal dot markings are yellow.

Movement: cal. 214 Accutron Tuning Fork movement. 

Strap: After market mesh/ bead of rice stainless steel bracelet

 

History

The Spaceview 214 Bulova Accutron has a fascinating history.  In 1959, Max Hertzel designed the new tuning fork watch and sold the rights to Bulova who went on to further develop the tuning fork 'electric' watch movement.

They decided to show off the internal workings of their revolutionary new development by replacing the dial with a plastic transparent crystal. This was intended to help dealers explain how the watch worked via a point of sale display, m the problem was that everyone wanted a watch like the display watch - without a dial so hey presto, so the Spaceview was born.. 

In addition, Accutron also linked the development of their new technology to that of the US Space programme to create some excitement and indeed the 214 movement was used in the Apollo space programme to power instrumentation and control hardware where precise timing was required - indeed as I write this there is an Accutron 214 movement on the moon surface!!!. 

The Spaceview continued to be manufactured until 1977 and a "revival" model was marketed in the early noughts but was based on quartz rather than tuning fork movements..


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