One of the iconic mid-century American watch companies was Bulova. To use the cliche, their offerings were as American as baseball and apple pie and could be found on many Americans' wrists.
Launched in 1960, the Accutron was the world's first fully electric watch and at the time the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever devised. They are remarkable watches with a fascinating story.
The Accutron was so accurate that NASA asked Bulova if they could use the technology for timing for new satellites and for timekeeping in their spacecraft. The U.S. government even asked Bulova to delay the release of their cutting edge new watches for fear the technology might fall into the hands of the Russians. An Accutron watch movement sits on the moon's Sea of Tranquility today, in an instrument placed there in 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts.
Today's offering showcases this great retro styled Accutron with cool original dial with "wide boy" markers. Unlike most Accutrons which were made in steel or gold-filled, this one is solid 14K gold, and has a very sixties tonneau shape.
Here are some its special features:
- Originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory)
- Durable and simple - its 12 moving non-date parts don't require usual watch maintenance and repair
- It never needs winding - a remarkable feat fifty years ago
- Desirable version that display both the day of the week and the date. The date can be quick-set.
It is all original down to the Accutron emblemed seconds hand and signed crown. The case presents nicely. It has been previously polished and is scratch-free. The untouched original dial is better than near mint.
A new battery was recently installed, and it is running well.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
This an opportunity to own an all original collectible historical watch that won't break your budget.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Serial no.: G323083
Year built: 1968 (M8)
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day of the Week, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold
Case markings (outside): Bulova, Patented, 14K Gold Case
Case condition: The case presents nicely. It has been previously polished and is scratch-free.
Dimensions: 34mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 40mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Taupe or gray/brown with gold "wide boy" applied indices topped with black, aperture for the date, textured, original and untouched, better than near mint
Hands: Original, luminous gold "batons"
Bands: Genuine Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Acrylic, original or vintage, excellent condition
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.