Stainless steel coffin link accutron band made by drema hong kong for kreislerstelux with 18mm 1116 curved ends. Original seiko watch bands come in a variety of styles and models. It differed from other electronic movements in that it did not have an electronically controlled standard balance wheel, but rather a tuning fork mechanism which made the accutron 214s the most accurate watches available at the time. Interesting youtube article on accutron astronaut and the x. Below you will find an assortment of some of the best accutron spaceview and accutron astronaut watches available on the web. This watch has only three hands, one of which is the sweeping second hand, and has the fastadjust hour hand crown. The best fit for most accutron 214s is a band or bracelet that measures 1116 0. Bracelet is nicely done and the watch size is excellent and the bracelet is gorgeous.
We use only factorycorrect, newold stock accutron components or newly manufactured factory accutron parts as in the case of crystals, from bulova. We carry a selection of rubber sieko watch straps for the honda sportura models as well as for the pro diver options. Bulovas accutron watches soon became a hit with the accutron astronaut being its second model. The accutron battery operated movement is keeping time accurately. Nov 16, 2015 bulova accutron astronaut mark ii, ref. Directions for setting accutron astronaut mark ii setting procedure. Seiko bands are also available in nylon these models have a few color options including tan, navy, black, and army green. Bulova watch identification guide waterstone watches. The bulova accutron astronaut and mainly its advanced 214 tuning fork movement paved the way into space and to the moon starting with the x15 program and ending with apollo program and that is a fact the accutron astronaut was the first american watch in space, and was worn by a number of nasa astronauts.
Bulovas swissmade line is known as bulova accuswiss and was formerly known as bulova accutron. Like other accutrons using the 214 movement, the astronaut has no conventional crown and is set using a recessed key set into the back of the watch, adjacent to the battery door. I would have also used hands exactly like the original. Po box 1265 101 airstrip road kill devil hills, nc 27948. I recently acquired a very nice stainless steel accutron date coded to 1970.
The accutron astronaut timepiece is primarily designed for the airline pilot and marine navigator and provides for a simultaneous display of local time and greenwich mean time. Bulova accutron astronaut it needed a new battery, and while it was there i had the hands cleaned and refilled the rest is in an original unrestored condition, with an original bulova bracelet. Two days ago i won this accutron astronaut mark ii. This 1960s watch includes an original bulova leather band and steel buckle. Only privatelyowned astronaut wristwatch worn on the moon heads to auction apollo 15 commander david scott salutes the u. During the tuning fork era the accutron line was sold exclusively by jewelers who would swap the band on any accutron for another which was more to the buyers liking at the time of sale. The accutron revolution accuracy through electronics 19601977. Vintage accutron for sale rare antique collectibles. It has a crystal presentation back and is signed by the astronaut buzz aldrin.
Im damn proud of my repair and restoration capabilities, so i offer a one year warranty on all of my accutrons, as if they were new. May 03, 2011 bulovas accutron clock was an integral part of the spacecraft computer systems, and a bulova timer was left by astronauts buzz aldrin and neil armstrong on the moons sea of tranquility, to. It has a very reliable automatic movement with the looks of the old style astronaut from the tuning fork days. It is still running fine, and has a much better accuracy then any of my mechanical watches. Bulova accutron astronaut n, m9 1969 with luminous seconds hand. Rare and vintage 1970 bulova accutron spaceview astronaut astroview coffin watch. Bulova accutron ii astronaut homage the measure of time. Kreisler coffin link stainless watch bracelet accutron astronaut.
Bulova watch identification guide bulova watches can be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty, due to the existence of a body of work gathered by collectors over the years. Old father time, inc accutron watch repair specialists. Many, many new and exciting watches will be added to this catalog in the next few months accutron astronauts, 14k gold accutron watches, 18k gold accutrons, drs dial accutrons, etc. Bulova released numerous cosmetic variants of the accutron astronaut, and it seems that each variant is designated with a single letter. The new bulova astronaut automatic watch is the best of both worlds.
Two electrifying watches from the 1960s hamilton 505 electric and bulova accutron 214 duration. It was not the watch chosen by nasa as the astronaut flight qualified time piece, this accolade goes to the omega speedmaster professional. Accutron watch bands straps for vintage accutron watches. Accutron astronautsaccutron spaceviewssitemap military watches for sale from a fellow watchcollector, p. Directions for setting accutron astronaut mark ii iinet. Featuring vintage accutron available for purchasing now.
The accutron 214 was among the worlds first electronic movements. I would have made the watch water resistant to at least 50 meters and preferably to 100. Accutron accutron mens astronaut automatic watch 28b088. Bulova watches are not marked with names or identification codes that allow you. Original stainless steel coffin link accutron bands made by kreislerstelux usa with 18mm 1116 curved ends. The main difference between the accutron astronaut and other accutron models of its era was the inclusion of a 24hour hand, and a 24hour bezel. Bulova accutron astronaut, m4 1964, unspecified stainless steel variant with unusual silver sunburst dial. As some of you may know, nasa used the accutron tuning fork movement in its onboard spacecraft instruments.
Oct 30, 2015 fyi, there is also a bulova astronaut limited edition with a swiss eta automatic movement. The rotatable outer dial ring of the accutron daynight is divided into a black half to indicate nighttime hours in another part of the world and a white half to indicate daytime hours cal 214. Bulova has been going through the family tree and has a few other heritage models they brought back to life. It most resembles the railroad mark iv, except that it has roman numerals. I hope i shed a little light about these beautiful accutron movements. Apollo 15 bulova moon watch up for auction at bonhams. Bulova is an american watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by japanese conglomerate citizen watch co. Date, hour, minute, second water resistance up to 100 meters. As a bulova accutron authorized dealer and service. Scott carpenter famously modeled a bulova accutron astronaut on the front cover of paris match in 1962. Unfollow accutron astronaut to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.
Accutron stainless steel watch band deployment clasp new nr. Its important that your accutron watch be serviced by a competent, professional watchmaker, with the correct parts, tools, equipment and training. Bulovas accutron clock was an integral part of the spacecraft computer systems, and a bulova timer was left by astronauts buzz aldrin and neil armstrong on the moons sea of tranquility, to. This watch holds a special place in my heart, as it is one of the very. Accutron astronaut limited edition mens watch 28b088 shop. Jun 09, 2009 two electrifying watches from the 1960s hamilton 505 electric and bulova accutron 214 duration. Make offer watch band genuine lizard watch band black swiss made accutron. A demonstration of my 1968 bulova accutron astronaut with tuning fork movement and great expanding bracelet.
This watch has an amazing sun tan dial with even age, and also retains the original hands and lume, along with the original turning bezel. Original seiko watch bands replacement straps genuine. It can also be used to advantage by the globetrotter and international businessman to indicate both local time and. Get the best deals on accutron wristwatch bands when you shop the largest online selection at. The unique feature of the accutron astronaut mark ii is that the hour hand may be advanced or backedup in exact one hour increments without disturbing the minute and seconds. In fact, the first stainless steel version with black dial just mentioned accutron m2 type worn by x15 pilots and the word astronaut was added during the mercury program 1962 available to the public by august 1963 when x15 pilot joseph walker flew the rocket plane in space over a height of 100 kilometer fai boundary of space. Powered by swiss made eta 28932 automatic movement promo. Tonight i won this iconic 1968 accutron astronaut gmt. Nov 16, 2017 a demonstration of my 1968 bulova accutron astronaut with tuning fork movement and great expanding bracelet. Bulova accutron all original astronaut with an original dial, scratchless case and just cleaned 214 tuning fork electric accutron movement. On scotts left arm can be seen the only privatelyowned watch to be worn on the lunar surface, which is now heading to auction.
It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in new york city. This particular model, with hooded lugs and dial configuration is very uncommon to find. This bulova looks fabulous and keeps accurate time. Now, bulova never officially refers to the 96b207 as astronaut, as far as i can tell. The astronaut is the only timepiece to use the accutron 214hn movement subcaliber, and remains to this day a paragon of american watchmaking and industrial design. The accutron was certified as the first watch for american railroads. Bulova watches are not marked with names or identification codes that allow you to simply look at the watch and derive the model and age. Vintage bulova accutron repair services the only bulova. Dec 27, 2017 the bulova accutron astronaut and mainly its advanced 214 tuning fork movement paved the way into space and to the moon starting with the x15 program and ending with apollo program and that is a fact the accutron astronaut was the first american watch in space, and was worn by a number of nasa astronauts. Even so, it is quite obviously an homage to the original accutron astronaut of 1962. Get the best deals on accutron wristwatch bands when you shop the largest online.
Historically, collectors have struggled to fit their strangelooking astronaut into the confusing and woefully incomplete reference provided by the complete price guide to watches, the most wellknown watch guide in the world. Authentic vintage 1960s bulova m9 accutron watch 14kt gold filled case j03764. The bulova accutron was the first electronic watch developed from 1953 and launched to worldwide acclaim on october 25, 1960, the bulova accutron was an important step in the development of electronic and quartz watches. Dec 07, 2016 the new bulova astronaut automatic watch is the best of both worlds. Contrary to popular myth the accutron only flew in space a couple of times on the wrist of an astronaut. As a bulova accutron authorized dealer and service provider, were able to offer many authentic accutron components not available anywhere else. Stainless steel coffin link accutron band made by drema hong kong with 18mm 1116 curved ends.116 1550 1048 826 784 1258 816 212 1578 747 1138 435 91 1 758 1420 68 1312 679 1442 977 1269 312 900 1011 1449 192 875 553 286 1515 312 1259 1066 191 1437 401 910 1257